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The Church is Now an Exception

What happens when you have a religious leader who shouldn’t be in a position of power? Well, of course you hire a great lawyer, go to court and find a way to “dismiss” them.

Not so fast!

As of yesterday employment discrimination laws may no longer apply to churches and religious groups. From priests to school teachers, many will be affected by a new decision made by our Supreme Court. While some ‘believe’ (no pun intended) it to be a step towards the First Amendment, others view it as a detriment to equality, only fueling greater discrimination.

So what’s your opinion? Sure, it’s important to protect the integrity of religious groups, but it’s also imperative to remember that the law is meant to serve and protect all without exception.

What say you?

Read the New York Times article about Ms. Cheryl Perich – a Lutheran school teacher who suffers narcolepsy and was fired for filing an employment discrimination claim.

When is it acceptable to be an exception to the law?

Let us know your thoughts!

Higher Legal Attorney wins
“Trial Lawyer of the Year”

Higher Legal panel lawyer, Brian Panish, has been named the “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”). This award is considered to be California’s highest honor among trial attorneys.

Brian Panish worked with Daniel Amos, founder of  Higher Legal, when they were at the prominent plaintiff’s firm now known as Greene, Broillet & Wheeler. Mr. Panish is now a partner at Panish, Shea & Boyle in Los Angeles. Mr. Panish has been a Higher Legal panel attorney since the inception of the company in 2008.

Recently Mr. Panish obtained a record jury verdict of over Twenty-One Million Dollars in favor of an Iraq War Navy veteran who suffered catastrophic injury in an automobile accident caused by a negligent Hillyard, Inc. driver. This groundbreaking case, Michael Nelsen v. Hillyard, Inc., et al., was included in the Daily Journal Top Plaintiff Verdicts of 2009.

Higher Legal is a California State Bar certified lawyer referral service that specializes in matching people with the very best personal injury lawyers in California and then monitoring their case from start to finish to make sure they receive the very best representation available. Higher Legal is able to open the doors to many of the state’s top law firms in all types of personal injury cases, including automobile accidents, medical malpractice, elder abuse, wrongful termination, insurance bad faith claims, asbestos/mesothelioma cases,  pharmaceutical actions and mass torts.

Naked Personal Injury Lawyers!

Today on the radio I heard one of the craziest lawyer story’s of all time.  The story was about naked personal injury lawyers who were walking around blindfolded in the forest and sitting around naked in a big tent tent passing around a ……..well, you have to read it for yourself.  All I could think was, “What has the legal profession come to?”

The story was featured on the John & Ken radio show on KFI AM 640 and it had to do with a recently filed lawsuit against the Los Angeles personal injury law firm Bisnar/Chase. I’m not making this up. See for yourself. Here is a copy of the actual lawsuit. Steven Eggleston vs. Bisnar Chase To read even more about this crazy suit you can also read articles in the Orange County Register or in the ABA Journal and in the Houston Press .

It all has to do with a supposed retreat that this personal injury lawyer from the Bisnar/Chase firm was supposed to go on at a place called the The Mankind Project.  According to the articel in the Houston Press this retreat center had some questionalble programs.

The lawsuit includes causes of action for sexual harassment, retaliation and constructive termination.

Bottom line, this is one heck of a crazy story. Check it out!