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How long does a civil lawsuit take? | Bremer Whyte

How long does a civil lawsuit take? One common question among parties to a civil lawsuit, whether a plaintiff or defendant, is how long will it take to reach a resolution?  The answer is tricky. The time it takes to resolve a civil lawsuit is highly dependent on various factors including the complexity of the […]

What is a Civil Dispute? | Bremer Whyte

What is a Civil Lawsuit? Broadly speaking, all lawsuits can be put into one of two categories: criminal or civil.  Criminal cases are brought by the government against a private person and/or organization for committing an act that is considered harmful to society as a whole; whereas civil cases involve private disputes between individuals and/or […]

Construction Defects Checklist | Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara

Construction defects have existed since humans first began building structures, and will continue to be an occurrence into the future. For builder developers, contractors, and subcontractors, the specter of construction defects is a constant worry. Construction defect litigation is commonplace and can occur years after the construction project has been completed. This opens up an […]

Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney | Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara

Navigating the labyrinth that is our civil litigation system can be a tiring and exasperating process. For those people that have endured pain and suffering from a personal injury of some sort and are seeking redress, the stress and hassle of figuring out whether they need a personal injury attorney alone can be trying. However, […]

Start-up Requirements for Businesses | Bremer Whyte Brown O’Meara

Are you looking to start your own business? That’s great! As you might have imagined, there’s a lot more to it than just coming up with a business idea and opening up shop. You’ll need to go far beyond settling on a name, creating a business plan, and carving out your niche (although you will indeed […]

How to Review a Contract | Bremer Whyte Brown O’Meara

If you’re running a business, you will undoubtedly run into a fairly steady stream of business contracts on a daily basis. Some types of contracts are simple and won’t require much thought, while others are incredibly complex, leaving you to either sign your name and hope for the best, or seek business litigation attorneys to […]

How To Prove Wrongful Termination | Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara

There are a numerous state and federal laws, including anti-discrimination laws, designed to protect employees’ rights to acquire and maintain employment, free of employment discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical handicap, medical condition, age, marital status, or military or veteran status. Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), an employer […]

What is an Indemnity Agreement? | Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara

Generally speaking, an indemnity agreement is a contract, or a provision within a contract, which determines the potential financial responsibility of a party to that contract. The effect of such an agreement is a transfer of risk, by which one party agrees to indemnify, or hold harmless, the other party against potential risks and losses. […]

General Partnerships vs Limited Partnerships | Bremer Whyte Brown O’Meara

Partnerships can take various forms, and it’s important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each prior to entering into one. The decision of whether to enter into a general partnership or a limited partnership is largely based upon how much each of the business partners wants to be involved in the operations of the […]

Five Things to Have Considered When Forming a Business Partnership | Jeremy Johnson

Determining the Business Terms Between You and Your Partners; Usually by the time clients have approached us for assistance in setting up their newfound business they have had some discussion concerning the terms of which they will operate their anticipated business relationship.  These things will include the business concept, up front capital costs, ownership percentages, […]