Civil Litigation

In conjunction with AM 1160’s FREE annual pastors’ conference, Mauck & Baker is hosting a panel on Friday, November 15, to discuss common crises that occur within churches, and how to both prevent them and navigate them if they occur. The panel will consist of four knowledgeable Christian professionals, each experienced in a different area crucial to the well-being, accountability, safety, and compliance of your congregation. Meet the panelists: Richard Baker – Partner attorney with…
Higgins, Hopkins, McLain & Roswell is pleased to announce that Ben Volpe has joined the firm as an Associate. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, graduating cum laude. Mr. Volpe has experience working as a federal contractor supporting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Mr. Volpe also served as a sworn university police officer at his graduate school, George Washington…
ZINNO v. SCHLEHR, 2019 NY Slip Op 6232 – NY: Appellate Div., 4th Dept. 2019: Plaintiff, a former employee of defendant medical group, commenced this action seeking to recover, inter alia, “additional compensation” that he earned during his employment with defendant. Pursuant to the terms of his employment agreement, plaintiff was entitled to receive an annual salary plus certain “additional compensation” if he exceeded certain thresholds, which were calculated based on the actual gross receipts…
The Supreme Court has granted certiorari to decide whether the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission can seek and obtain disgorgement from a court as a remedy for a securities violation. A decision that the SEC does not have disgorgement authority would have significant consequences for litigants. In SEC v. Liu, a California District Court held that the defendants had defrauded Chinese individuals seeking to invest in a cancer treatment center to obtain visas under the…
Recalling yesterday’s post about New York Labor Law Section 195 (6) requiring written notice of termination, etc., it also provided that “Failure to notify an employee of cancellation of accident or health insurance subjects an employer to an additional penalty pursuant to section two hundred seventeen of this chapter.” Let us look at that penalty. New York Labor Law Section 217 (7): “(a) Any policyholder who fails to comply with this section, shall forfeit to the…