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April 20th, 2011

Stay Cool California by Meghan Clark

(April, 2011)  Within weeks our cool spring mornings will be a thing of the past and summer will be in full swing.  Increased temperatures bring increased health risks for employees and Cal-OSHA continues to cite employers for failure to comply with heat illness regulations….  Continue reading FCOP’s Meghan Clark on Cal-OSHA violations here.

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April 19th, 2011

FCOP’s Wendy Lascher enjoys appellate victory

(April 18, 2011)  Court of Appeal upholds trial court grant of summary judgment finding an “occasional seller” of a used machine is not required to warn an employee of a subsequent purchaser.  “The case law does not support liability on a theory of negligence or strict liability. Defendants are not manufacturers nor did they have a duty […]

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April 15th, 2011

FCOP in the Pacific Coast Business Times

(April 8, 2011) Attorneys reshuffle law lineup: Ventura-based Ferguson Case Orr Paterson could be the largest law firm in the Tri-Counties by June, displacing Oxnard’s Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton.  For years, Nordman Cormany’s highly visible offices off Highway 101 housed the region’s largest firm with 34 attorneys.  But a total of eight attorneys — […]

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April 15th, 2011

FCOP Welcomes New Partner Meghan Clark

(April 1, 2011)  Meghan Clark, a noted employment and appellate lawyer, has joined Ventura County-based law firm Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP as a partner. Clark also serves clients as general counsel and as an expert on equine-related issues. She is a Ventura County native and competitive horse rider since childhood. “Her expertise and experience in employment […]

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April 15th, 2011

FCOP’s Jim McDermott in the Ventura Star

(March 22, 2011).  FCOP’s Jim McDermott is part of taxpayer group asking supervisors to release names of top pensioners.  “The Ventura County Board of Supervisors should intervene to get the names of top-earning county retirees released to the public, an advocacy group said Tuesday.  The request came from the Ventura County Taxpayers Association, which is […]

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April 15th, 2011

FCOP’s Wendy Lascher was presenter at annual CADC conference

(March 19, 2011) http://cadc.net/annualconference/

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April 15th, 2011

FCOP in Teodorin’s World in the March/April issue of Foreign Policy

(March/April 2010).  FCOP’s Jim McDermott quoted in Teodorin’s World: ‎”In our system of international politics, there’s a lot of ass-kissing, especially if there’s oil involved,” McDermott told me. “But in the cases that have gone to judgment thus far, the buck has stopped with our state court, which doesn’t give special treatment to anyone, including […]

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April 15th, 2011

FCOP Welcomes New Partner Wendy Lascher

(February 1, 2011) FCOP welcomes Wendy Lascher as a partner and chair of the Issues and Appeals Department.  Ms. Lascher is a nationally-known appeals lawyer, a certified specialist in Appellate Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California, an active volunteer and a longtime member of our community.

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April 14th, 2011

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP Elevates Douglas Goldwater to Partner and Welcomes New Associate Attorney Joshua Hopstone

(January 2011) The law firm of Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP is pleased to announce that Douglas K. Goldwater, a specialist in family law and civil litigation, is now a partner at the firm. Doug Goldwater began working at FCOP in 2004 and practices primarily family law. He also has extensive experience in business, real […]

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April 14th, 2011

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP Presents: Mid-Year Employment Update Breakfast Briefing

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson’s “Mid-Year Employment Update Breakfast Briefing,” takes place on Thursday, October 14, 2010, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Ferguson Case Orr Paterson Ranch House, 1050 South Kimball Road, Ventura.  Panelists Lou Carpiac, Esq., James McDermott, Esq., and Julie Velthoen, SPHR, will provide insight and advice on selected recent developments […]

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