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The Sidebar - June 2015

Poole & Shaffery, LLP is a full service business firm with attorneys who focus on a variety of different areas of litigation, counseling and transactional services, including: bankruptcy, business litigation, business transactions, commercial litigation, construction law, construction defect claims, employment and labor law, environmental law, government affairs, intellectual property matters, insurance law, land use, non-profit and tax-exempt organizations, product liability, premises liability, real estate law, and toxic torts.

Disclaimer: The articles contained herein are intended for general information purposes only. Nothing contained in this document is legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as such.




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Poole & Shaffery Obtains another victory at trial

Back in March, we reported on a defense verdict obtained by Poole & Shaffery after a month-long trial in a tractor collision matter. Today, we are pleased to report that on June 2, 2015, after more than three weeks of trial, Poole & Shaffery with John Shaffery acting as lead trial counsel, successfully moved for a nonsuit in an asbestos action and secured its tenth victory at trial in the past five years.

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By: Cecilie E. Read
Working for a Jerk Boss is Not a Disability

Most people have had to work for a "jerk" of a boss at one time or another in their careers. The question recently addressed by the California courts is whether being a jerk boss can create legal liability.

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By: Chris S. Jacobsen
Have You Funded Your Revocable Trust?

Estate planning typically involves the creation of a revocable trust into which the grantor or trustor transfers his or her real and personal property. The revocable trust then provides for the administration and management of the transferred property and, following the death of the grantor, its disposition to the trust beneficiaries – all without the expensive and time-consuming administration of the probate court. The bugaboo for many successor trustees is that the grantor may not have taken all the steps necessary to fund the trust with his or her assets; however, a recent court decision may provide some relief.

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