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NFL Cheerleaders Lawsuit: When Losing an Appeal is Actually a Win

April 17th, 2017

NFL Cheerleaders Unfair Wages Lawsuit When Losing an Appeal is Actually a Win   When is a loss, or actually a denial of an appeal, a win?  In our appeal last month before California’s First District Court of Appeal on behalf of the Oakland Raider’s cheerleaders, counsel for the Raiders handed us a win in a […]

Residential Real Estate Litigation Gone Bad – Drexel Bradshaw

April 17th, 2017

An Example of Residential Real Estate Litigation When It’s Time to Take The Gloves Off Imagine this: You’re a retired schoolteacher and you volunteer at a local grade school where you become friendly with a mother whose daughter is a student. You share an interest in green buildings, so she tells you about the miracle green […]

Bloomberg BNA Article

February 3rd, 2017

BloombergBNA Article

FDA and Patient Kept in the Dark about Illegal Human Clinical Trial: Northern California Man Squares Off with Johnson & Johnson over Illegal Hip Implant

June 29th, 2015

By Drexel A. Bradshaw & Ellen N. Denham, Bradshaw & Associates, P.C. The problems associated with metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-metal hip replacements have long been documented, and litigation against DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is nothing new. However, the allegedly botched surgery of one Northern California resident revealed the systemic and recurrent issues plaguing […]

Employee Status for NFL Cheerleaders Approved by State Labor Committee

April 27th, 2015

On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, the California Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment approved Assembly Bill 202, a bill brought forward by California State Assembly Member Lorena S. Gonzalez that will ensure that NFL cheerleaders and cheerleaders for other professional sports teams are treated as employees rather than contract workers or volunteers. The bill will […]

Patenting Software Can Be Difficult: Here’s Why

March 4th, 2015

Software and computer technology is deeply embedded in the world economy.  Nearly every commercial or business activity today uses some type of software: from processing payroll, to purchasing gasoline, buying concert tickets, or researching competitors, software is everywhere. If it so important to our economy, why is patenting software so difficult? One of the biggest reasons […]

The America Invents Act, An Overview

February 2nd, 2015

When Congress passed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act in 2011, it became the most significant change in patent laws in 60 years. In this blog post, we’ll present an overview of key changes to patent laws introduced by the America Invents Act (AIA). First to File vs. First to Invent After the implementation of the […]

How Subcontractors and General Contractors Can Protect Themselves With Stop Payment Notices

January 14th, 2015

Construction is a notoriously precarious business.  Economic troubles, geological challenges, and other unforeseen difficulties can cause a job to stall and can leave all parties in a construction project scrambling for funds. How can contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers ensure that they get paid? While many construction professionals are familiar with mechanic’s liens, stop payment […]

How to Avoid Housing Discrimination Claims

January 8th, 2015

It seems like an innocuous question: “is this unit good for kids?” But the consequences of answering this question incorrectly could cost you tens of thousands of dollars in a discrimination suit. Take the question above. Let’s say that the unit is a small one bedroom, located in a crime-ridden neighborhood. You might be tempted […]

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