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SECOND CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST JONES DAY

On behalf of Girard Bengali, APC posted in employment law litigation on Monday, April 8, 2019. Employment discrimination and unequal pay based on gender continue to be pervasive problems in workplaces in California and throughout the country. Despite the fact that women are protected from employment discrimination based on their sex under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act...

SURVEY REVEALS GENDER BIAS IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR

On behalf of Girard Bengali, APC on Monday, April 1, 2019. Most women in the technology sector are paid less than men who perform the same jobs, according to a study released on March 28 by the California-based recruitment firm Hired. After polling 2,600 technology sector workers, the company found that the average gender pay gap in...

WE FIGHT BACK WHEN BROKERAGE FIRMS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OTHERS

On behalf of Girard Bengali, APC posted in securities arbitration and litigation on Friday, March 29, 2019. Many people in the Los Angeles area have some extra money to invest. For example, Californians often are looking to invest money so that they can further shore up their retirement savings or work on building a legacy for their loved ones....

Tags: Securities Arbitration And Litigation

ROBERT J. GIRARD II INCLUDED ON CALIFORNIA 2019 SUPER LAWYERS LIST

On behalf of Girard Bengali, APC on Monday, March 25, 2019. Robert J. Girard II has earned a place on the roster of accomplished securities litigation lawyers at Super Lawyers in 2019. The prestigious rating service has selected him multiple times since 2015. Super Lawyers announces new selections every year as the agency applies a patented formula...

ROBERT J. GIRARD II TO PRESENT AT PIABA MID-YEAR MEETING

On behalf of Girard Bengali, APC posted in securities arbitration and litigation on Friday, March 15, 2019. A founding partner of Los Angeles, California-based Girard Bengali, APC, Robert J. Girard II has 18 years of experience practicing in the area of complex securities litigation. As a result of his background, he has been asked to deliver a presentation at...

ELEMENTS OF AN INSURANCE BAD FAITH CLAIM

On behalf of Girard Bengali, APC posted in insurance bad faith and construction claimson Thursday, March 14, 2019. Insurance companies have an obligation to their clients, whether it is to pay the insurance holder's legitimate claim or to investigate and process a claim within a reasonable time period. This is because they often have more resources than the...

Tags: Unfair trade practices in the insurance business

WHAT COUNTS AS DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE?

On behalf of Girard Bengali, APC posted in employment law litigation on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Though California residents may consider themselves more liberal and open than their counterparts across the country, the truth is that many of them still face discrimination in the workplace. This takes place when they are treated negatively because of their age, religion, race,...

Tags: Employment Law Litigation

ARE LAWS CURBING ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE WORKING?

On behalf of Girard Bengali, APC posted in securities arbitration and litigation on Friday, February 15, 2019. California residents may not be aware that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. Rule 2156 went into effect in February 2018. As per this rule, broker-dealers can put a hold on an elderly client's disbursements if they believe that their client is being financially...

Tags: Securities Arbitration And Litigation

CAN YOU RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF AFFINITY FRAUD?

On behalf of Girard Bengali, APC on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Investing is all about minimizing your risk. Part of the way to do that is going through people you trust and listening to sound advice. Unfortunately, there’s a specific kind of scam that uses friends and family to sell you on faulty investments. It’s called affinity...