Firm News – Spring 2013

Will Korman has been invited to conduct several presentations at the Oklahoma Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers this June at the Association’s Annual Seminar in Oklahoma City.

Jon Friedmann recently celebrated his 30th year as an attorney, all of which have been with Rudolph Friedmann LLP or its predecessor, Gargill, Sassoon & Rudolph. Jon was originally hired by the law firm as a runner, while he was in his first year of law school. (Jon says he has forgotten how to get Jim Rudolph’s lunch!)

Jim Singer recently spoke at the Real Estate Bar Association’s Commercial Real Estate Finance Committee on the Mechanic’s Lien Law. Jim has extensive experience in this area, having represented general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and owners concerning various issues involving the Mechanic’s lien law.

In early January, Rich Mucci and Bobby Rudolph won a four day jury trial in Suffolk Superior Court. RF represented Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, which was sued by a former employee for discrimination and wrongful termination.

The case started at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“ MCAD” ), where Davio’s vehemently denied the allegations and obtained a no probable cause finding. The former employee then appealed MCAD’s decision to Suffolk Superior Court. A twelve person jury found no wrongdoing on behalf of Davio’s and awarded no damages to the former employee.

Davio’s owner Steve DiFillippo and all of Davio’s staff feel fully justifiably vindicated by the jury’s decision. This case illustrates how important it is for employers to have good employee handbooks, frequent training and to keep detailed employment records. Davio’s management is committed to treating its employees fairly and vigorously enforces its nondiscrimination and harassment policies, which are set forth clearly in its handbook.


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