Showing results for Month: May 2018
Limits on Expert Opinions in Employment Cases

Limits on Expert Opinions in Employment Cases

The rules of evidence (FRE 704) allow opinion testimony in civil cases, whether lay or expert, to embrace the ultimate issue in a case.  (See Westfield Ins. Co. v. JCPenney 466 F. Supp. 2d 1086, 2006 (W.D. Wis).  But it is discretionary and there are limits.  For... Read Post
Redemption and Tax Title for Real Property

Redemption and Tax Title for Real Property

In a case addressing acquisition of a proper tax title and redemption, the Wyoming Supreme Court concluded it would adhere to strict compliance with the purpose of the notice of tax sale because notice is to bring the person entitled to redeem knowledge that the land... Read Post
Fiduciary Duties and the LLC

Fiduciary Duties and the LLC

On May 1, 2018, a Wyoming Supreme Court case addressed the duty of care of a member of a limited liability company, and the test to be used to determine whether a business opportunity was improperly obtained by one of its fiduciaries. The Court found that a member of... Read Post
Equal Pay Act Ruling And How It Affects You

Equal Pay Act Ruling And How It Affects You

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the week of April 9, 2018, that an employer cannot justify a pay difference between male and female employees performing equal work based on prior salary. Rizo v. Yovino. (2018).  This is a significant decision that could... Read Post
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