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New Disclosure Requirements for Mediation

By Marshall Whitney & Mandy Jeffcoach The California Supreme Court in Cassell v. Superior Court (Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Pearson LLP) (2010) 51 Cal.4th 113, held that the mediation confidentiality encompasses discussions between the attorney and the client, and therefore, the confidentiality provisions of Evidence Code 1115 barred any evidence of what was discussed between …

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Ministerial Exception Not Applicable

Ninth circuit finds no application of the “ministerial exception” to ADA claim of teacher at religious school By Alyson Berg Recently, the Ninth Circuit in Biel v. St James School, 911 F. 3d 603 (9th Cir. 2018) held that the “ministerial exception,” an affirmative defense to employment claims for religious employers, did not apply to …

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Changes for Healthcare Employees

The California Supreme Court Confirms Healthcare Employees’ Choice to Waive Second Meal Period and Provides Clarity To Healthcare Employers By Alyson Berg & Daniel Aisaka On December 10, 2018, the California Supreme Court handed a victory to both healthcare employers and their employees, upholding the ability of certain healthcare employees to voluntarily waive their second …

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Buy Your Kid a Pony and Recover Attorney’s Fees

By Will Jackson Well, kind of. In the U.S., each side usually pays its own attorney’s fees, unless a contract or statute provides otherwise. Code of Civil Procedure section 1021.9 falls under this second exception to the general rule. It allows attorney’s fees for the prevailing plaintiff in an action to recover damages to personal …

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Victories & Verdicts

Whitney, Thompson & Jeffcoach is always proud to share the recent accomplishments of our firm, especially when they pertain to our work and expertise. See some of our most recent trial and settlement wins below. Practice Area: Estate/Trust Litigation Date: May 2018 Attorneys: Tim Thompson & Niki Cunningham Description: Tim and Niki recently prevailed in …

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WTJ Attorneys Receive Recognition for Excellence in Industry

Northern California Super Lawyers releases 2018 selections FRESNO, Calif. (July 31, 2018) — Whitney, Thompson & Jeffcoach is pleased to announce that all five of the firm’s partners, as well as one associate, have been selected as 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. Marshall Whitney and Tim Thompson have been named on the …

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The Latest with WTJ

The attorneys at WTJ have been busy—outside of their normal careers, WTJ lawyers are always dedicating themselves to serve the community, and this time, that has resulted in an award and a speaking engagement for two of our partners, Mandy Jeffcoach and Marshall Whitney. Mandy Jeffcoach recently received an award from the court for her …

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Four Partners Leave McCormick Barstow to Establish New Firm

Whitney, Thompson & Jeffcoach, LLP FRESNO, Calif. (February 9, 2018) — Fresno business litigation attorneys Marshall Whitney, Tim Thompson, Mandy Jeffcoach, and Niki Cunningham are leaving McCormick Barstow to establish a new boutique litigation firm named Whitney, Thompson & Jeffcoach, LLP (WTJ), bringing years of experience together to create a new legal practice. The WTJ …

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McCormick Barstow Partners Form New Women-Owned Law Firm

Fresno Business Journal Four partners with Fresno law firm McCormick Barstow have struck out on their own to form a new boutique firm that will be majority women-owned. Former McCormick partners Tim Thompson, Marshall Whitney, Mandy Jeffcoach and Niki Cunningham have joined forces to establish Whitney, Thompson & Jeffcoach. The attorneys have years of trial …

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