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ECT Shock Treatment Litigation – Update April 2020

We are pleased to report that on April 7, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the lower court’s dismissal of the claims of the victims of ECT treatment and reinstated the action.  The trial court previously held that the statute of limitations began to run for these claimants at the precise moment of

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Summer Internship Class of 2019

Quinn Moss My name is Quinn Moss and I am an incoming senior at Westlake High School. This will be my third year in mock trial and I’m excited to be serving as team captain. I’m also heavily involved in Journalism, environmental activism, and the Junior State of America. I entered this internship almost certain that I

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ECT Shock Treatment Litigation – Case Update June 2019

ECT Litigation Update (June, 2019) – The DK Law Group (“DKLG”) continues to litigate new actions on behalf of those injured by ECT.   In October of 2018, in Riera v. Somatics, LLC, the United States District Court for the Central District of California ruled that there was sufficient evidence for a reasonable jury to find

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Summer Internship Class of 2018

2018 Intern Video Manas Khatore I am a sophomore at Newbury Park High School and was a defense attorney for Mock Trial my freshman year. Through my Mock Trial experience, I learned about the summer internship that DK Law Group offered to high schoolers. I was ecstatic at the chance to work in a law

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ECT Shock Treatment Class Action – Case Update April 2018

By David Karen, Esq. April 21, 2018 The Lawsuit  As I reported in a previous blog, on September 11, 2017, DK Law Group filed a case against Mecta Corporation and Somatics, LLC, the two manufacturers of shock devices. The Complaint alleges that both Defendants, as the only two manufacturers that make and deliver shock devices, wholly

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Summer Internship Class of 2017

Here is the video created by the 2017 Summer Interns at DK Law Group. Over the course of 8 weeks, they were exposed to the real world of law and civil litigation. Watch to see what they learned! Alex Chow I graduated from Newbury Park High School in the class of 2017, having participated in

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The Rights of Minority Shareholders upon Sale of a Corporation

A majority shareholder of a corporation generally enjoys significant discretion over how the business will be run.  However, the law nonetheless requires that a majority shareholder treat minority shareholders fairly, and avoid using the business for personal profit at the exclusion of the other shareholders.  This is especially important in the context of mergers and

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Wrongful Termination: Discrimination and Medical Leave

Employers generally are allowed to fire their at-will employees, at any time.  But there are state and federal statutes that create certain circumstances where termination is never appropriate.  For example, California has enacted the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which prohibits the unfair treatment of employees on the basis of their sex, race, religion,

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Non-Compete Agreements in California: Are They Enforceable?

  What should an employer do if they want to make sure their employees don’t steal their customers from them after they leave?  The obvious answer is to have the employee sign a contract not to compete, also known as a non-compete agreement.  But that raises another question — are non-compete agreements enforceable?   It’s an

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Creditors’ Rights Against a Bankrupt Debtor

Businesses lend money all the time, whether it’s in the form of a straightforward loan, or by selling products or services on credit.  But unfortunately, consumers and business debtors don’t always pay their debts, and many debtors file for bankruptcy.  Once bankruptcy is filed, the Bankruptcy Code imposes an automatic stay, temporarily barring any further

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