RPT's Tips for Succeeding in Business

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In our business, it’s important to maintain a focus on client relations. We are proud to say that not only has this focus helped our business steadily grow over the years, it’s resulted in strong client retention as well.  Here are some tips for how you can succeed, no matter your type of business. Treat… Read more »

Three Reasons to Volunteer in your Community

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“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s ‘Theory of Relativity’ to serve. You don’t have… Read more »

The Lawyer's Creed: Standards of Professional Conduct

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California Attorney’s Oath: “I solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of an attorney and counselor at law to the best of my knowledge and ability. As an officer of the court, I will… Read more »

Malfeasance: Examples and Taking Action

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Malfeasance is the term used in both civil and criminal law to describe any act that is wrongful. An act of malfeasance will always involve dishonesty and/or intent. The distinction is applicable to corporate officers, public officials, trustees and those who are bestowed with responsibility. Famous examples of malfeasance: Kim Davis* refusing to issue marriage… Read more »

Breach of Fiduciary Duty: How to Recover

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When someone accepts legal or ethical responsibility for another party by the means of a promised service, they can become a fiduciary for said party. A fiduciary is “a person or a business like an attorney, trustee, bank or stock brokerage who has the power and obligation to act for another under circumstances which require… Read more »

Insurance Bad Faith

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Insurance bad faith refers to any claim requested by a covered individual that is wrongfully denied by their insurance provider. It’s any intentionally dishonest act that avoids fulfilling legal or contractual obligations which misleads others or violates basic standards of honesty when dealing with others. California is generally recognized as a leader in insurance bad… Read more »

Breach of Contract (Part 2)

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For our non-regular readers (shame on you!), “breach of contract” is a complicated legal issue, and one that our firm has a lot of experience with. In formal terms, “breach of contract” is a cause of action in which a binding agreement or agreed upon exchange is not honored by one or more of the… Read more »

RPT Continues to Expand with New Attorneys

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Every time a professional sports team wins a championship, the players always credit the culture and chemistry of the organization. Those same two ingredients are just as significant in running a successful business. Our firm has a wonderful team, yet we’re always looking to add more pieces to the puzzle. We’ve been very fortunate these… Read more »

Avoiding the Holiday Party Lawsuit

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The season of office holiday parties is upon us. For employees, the office holiday party is a time to let loose with their coworkers and spread some holiday cheer. For employers, it’s a different story. Sexual harassment allegations, assault claims and other related complaints are becoming unwanted presents for employers, post-party. The point of the… Read more »

Looking For Legal Help? The 5 Questions You Should Be Asking

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When you’re having legal troubles, hiring the right law firm or lawyer is key to a successful resolution. Therefore, it’s important you do your homework before making a commitment. Law firms will often provide a no cost (or at a minimum, very low-cost) consultation to discuss your situation and identify your legal objectives. During this… Read more »