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  • We are pleased to announce that our firm is now formally named Miller Miller Gerber LLP in recognition of our partner Jonathan Gerber. Jonathan has been with the firm since May of 2016, focusing his practice on business, employment, and real estate litigation. Adam Miller,......

  • At Miller Miller Menthe LLP, we are passionate about contributing to our community. We believe in the importance of community support and giving our time to many different organizations throughout the area. For the fourth year in a row, our own Managing Partner, Adam Miller,......

  • Not every legal matter you run into will require the need for hiring an attorney. For example, while you can most likely handle fighting a simple parking ticket, more complex cases will benefit from hiring an attorney. With good legal representation, you can make the......

  • It’s advisable you should hire an attorney when you are facing any legal problems. But, deciding on an attorney to hire, is no easy task. There are a number of attorneys who are capable of representing your case. Choosing the right litigation attorney is the......

  •   If you have ever been injured, visited the ER, and billed your health insurance company for payment you know how complicated the process can be. Typically, your insurance pays for the cost of your injuries. However, there are sometimes when the insurance company may......

  • Small businesses tend to get taken advantage of when it comes to insurance claims. Far too often insurance companies do not place a fair value on a claim or even refuse to pay the claim to which the business is entitled.  This usually happens to......

  • 2016 will bring new employment laws, as does every year that affects every business in California. One change for 2016 is California’s new Equal Pay statute at Section 1197.5 of the Labor Code which puts the burden on the employer to prove that a wage......

  • Law firms need to be in the business of preventing litigation, not defending it.  We believe in the old adage of “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  Whether you are speaking of vehicle maintenance or contracts, being able to prevent the......

  • Bankruptcy is almost like a civil death and resurrection.  It puts an end to debts, judgments, lawsuits, and yet the debtor – if an individual – will live on.  More than one plaintiff has been frustrated by obtaining a large judgment against a former business......

  • Under recent case law expanding the reach of Section 218.5 of the Labor Code, employers had a right to recover attorneys’ fees from employees if the employer was victorious in the employment-related action for unpaid wages including violation of overtime and minimum wage laws.  ......

California’s new whistleblower statute, SB 496, will alter the landscape of California whistleblower protection.  It amends section 1102.5 of the Labor Code to provide much greater protections to employees. The statute expiring December 31, 2013, read as follows (Sec. 1102.5(b)): “An employer may not retaliate against an...

Miller Miller Menthe LLP is proud to affiliate itself with the Los Angeles-based group “Reading Opens Minds.”   ROM is a non-profit organization that changes lives through literature.  ROM operates book clubs for disadvantaged teenage students at Los Angeles-area schools and in other troubled settings, such...

Section 226 of the California Labor Code requires an employer to provide each employee an itemized wage statement to each employee when paid. The purpose of the law is to ensure that an employee can easily determine that she has been properly paid for all...

It is popular among larger firms these days to pay for (at $1000 to $1500 or more) videotaped depositions of key witnesses, particularly the opposing party. The added cost extends well beyond the per-deposition payments to preparing videotaped depositions for trial, with excerpts and other...

Governor Jerry Brown just signed a law helping curb abuses in California deposition procedure. Under the new law, AB 1875, all depositions will be limited presumptively to seven hours. This matches Fed R. Civ. P. 30(d) in time length. The exceptions are for employment cases,...

These days, most large corporations interacting with the public require customers to sign arbitration clauses waiving access to the judicial system for disputes. The Supreme Court in AT&T v. Concecpion broadly upheld such clauses in 2011, even where they also contain class action waivers. The...