Gerald Sauer’s article on Elder Abuse for Attorney at Law Magazine

Elder Abuse: Protecting Your Client And Your Practice In Complicated Situations

by Gerald Sauer

With an aging population and a growing awareness, reports of elder abuse or neglect and resulting legal responses are increasingly common. Already, the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that 2.15 million cases of elder abuse occur annually, one in eight of them involving “financial exploitation.”

When a litigator is brought in to respond to cases of financial exploitation, they often face a complicated minefield of competing interests and uncertainties.

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Oregon Looks To Make It Illegal To Ban Pot Outside Work

by Gerald Sauer

Oregon wants to make it so employers in the state can’t ban their employees from consuming marijuana outside the work day, according to a new bill introduced to the state Legislature. Bill No. 301 would make it illegal for employers to require, as a condition of employment, that current or prospective employees “refrain from using a substance that is lawful to use under the laws of this state during nonworking hours. ”Measure 91 legalized recreational marijuana use in the state in 2014, but, as the AP reports, it did not affect existing employment law. California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada recently joined…

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S&W Law Firm Business profile in The Daily Journal: “Nimble Does It”

Sauer & Wager added just three attorneys over the course of 17 years, even as it litigated matters for big names like Sony, Mattel, and Michael Jackson. And that’s the way the founders like to keep it.

by Jason Pafundi, Daily Journal Staff Writer

When partners Gerald L. Sauer and Eve H. Wagner launched their Century City-based civil litigation firm in 1997, they wanted to keep the operation as small as possible.

So much so that the pair, both former attorneys at Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP, did not even hier a bookkeeper or an accountant.

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