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  • Corey Day June 19, 2017 - Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn APC is pleased to announce that Corey M. Day has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Mr. Day will practice in the firm’s general civil litigation department, focusing on personal injury, property damage and employment matters.
  • Calculating Past Medical Special Damages in Personal Injury Cases May 1, 2017 - The primary objective of an award of damages in a personal injury case is to compensate an injured party for that party’s loss.  A fundamental concept in tort law is that a plaintiff is entitled to be placed in the … Read More »
  • Firm Successes in 2016 February 21, 2017 - 2016 was a busy year for MCAQ.  It was so busy we forgot to report some of our noteworthy successes on behalf of our clients.  Here is a recap of the year: January 2016 started out great with a jury … Read More »
  • Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn A Sacramento law firm April Showers Bring Employment Empowers April 25, 2016 - April is not only the month for Californians to fixate on taxes but this year it has been an active month of change in the employment arena. Changes have occurred that many Californians deem as socially necessary and morally correct, … Read More »
  • Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn Critical Steps to Follow Upon Receipt of an Accusation April 4, 2016 - I Received an Accusation, Now What? If you are a licensed medical professional, you may, at some point during your career, receive a “Notice of Accusation.”  A “Notice of Accusation” should not be ignored or taken lightly. An Accusation is … Read More »
  • Murphy Campbell, So you won your case, now what Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn So You Won Your Case…Now What? November 23, 2015 - We tend to think of winning a case and securing a judgment as the end of the legal process. Until faced with attempting to collect on a judgment, we rarely consider the process of how one actually collects such money. … Read More »
  • murphy campbell, the resurgence of the zombie foreclosure Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn “Hoooommmeeessss”: The Resurgence of the Zombie Foreclosure October 14, 2015 - If you want to write a blockbuster movie or a catchy song, zombies are great.  If you want to protect your credit, they aren’t. Upon receiving a notice of foreclosure, some homeowners move out, assuming the lender will simply take … Read More »
  • murphy campbell law firm Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn Post-Judgment Interest Following Appeal: When a “Reversal” is Really a Modification September 18, 2015 - Most practitioners are generally aware that interest on a judgment runs from the date of entry, and continues to accrue even pending an appeal. The accrual of interest at the standard rate of 10% per annum (7% for public entities) … Read More »
  • California Appellate Court Holds Supervisor-Induced Stress Is Not a Disability July 24, 2015 - Employers in California with five or more employees must be concerned with both mental and physical disability discrimination allegations under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).  The definition of mental disability is expanding.  Offering some hope to employers, however, … Read More »
  • Two kings playing chess with the text, I'm glad we settled our conflict this way. War is expensive Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn Fighting Fair: The Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution May 14, 2015 - In nearly every litigated case there is a benefit to engaging in early alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”). Although there may be some tactical advantages of delaying the scheduling of a mediation session, such as the filing of a dispositive motion … Read More »
  • Trademark law, Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn Does your business need a trademark? April 14, 2015 - The idea of intellectual property might elicit images of Silicon Valley and circuit boards, but the truth is that protections afforded to intellectual property can and should be taken advantage of by most businesses. Intellectual property most popularly comes in … Read More »
  • On-Call and 24-Hour Shifts: When Do Employers Pay “Sleep-Time?” - Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn On-Call and 24-Hour Shifts: When Do Employers Pay “Sleep-Time?” March 13, 2015 - As any employer knows, State and Federal Law require that employees be paid for all hours worked.  In California, Wage Order No. 4, written by the Industrial Welfare Commission (“IWC”), defines hours worked as “the time during which an employee … Read More »
  • Sledding is Not Child’s Play Anymore: Public Agencies Balance the Risk of Litigation, Murphy Campbell a Sacramento law firm Sledding is Not Child’s Play Anymore: Public Agencies Balance the Risk of Litigation February 13, 2015 - The fear of litigation is causing some public agencies to prohibit activities which were once considered a normal part of childhood play. On January 7, 2015, the City Council in Dubuque, Iowa voted to ban sledding in almost all of … Read More »
  • Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn a Sacramento law firm Whose Email Is It Anyway? December 11, 2014 - Whose Email Is It Anyway? A Recent Decision By The National Labor Relations Board Creates A Presumption Allowing Employees To Use The Employer’s Email System On Non-Working Time To Communicate With Other Employees About The Terms And Conditions Of Their Employment … Read More »
  • Employers and leave laws Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn a Sacramento law firm Employers and Leave Laws October 27, 2014 - The amount of leave or accommodation employers must provide to pregnant employees is rapidly expanding as legislatures and courts at the federal, state and local level wrestle with how to accommodate working families. For example, the United States Supreme Court … Read More »
  • Paid sick time leave California law Murphy, Campbell, Alliston & Quinn a Sacramento law firm New Paid Sick Leave Law in California September 15, 2014 - On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1522, requiring a minimum of three paid sick days per year for employees who work 30 or more days in a calendar year. Under the law, workers may … Read More »