- Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth is pleased to announce that shareholder Joseph M. Sweeney will join other construction law experts and industry leaders at the upcoming “Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in California: Understanding the Issues in California” in San Francisco, California on February 25, 2014. Mr. Sweeney will present on issues related to construction claims, including the types of claims available, recoverable damages and how to avoid, mitigate and resolve claims. For more information, please contact Joseph M. Sweeney.
- Effective January 1, 2014, minimum wage employees who work in San Jose will receive a 15 cent per hour raise. Under the San Jose Minimum Wage Initiative approved by San Jose voters in 2013, the minimum wage will increase from $10.00 to $10.15 per hour. The law applies to most San Jose employers and to some employers outside the city limits when they do business in San Jose. For more information, please contact shareholder Roger M. Mason.
- Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth is proud to announce that associate Scott A. Mangum was recently elected to the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association - Alameda & Contra Costa Counties’ Board of Directors. Mr. Mangum specializes in Construction and Real Estate law and is pleased to use his legal experience and background to serve PHCC and advance the interests of its membership.
SMWB Wins Groundbreaking Internet Libel Victory, Rendering Statute Unconstitutional.
In 2012, SMWB won dismissal of Summit Bank’s internet libel case against SMWB’s client, resulting in dismissal of the case and full reimbursement of the client’s attorney’s fees. Additionally, as a result of SMWB’s efforts, California’s criminal bank libel statute (Cal. Fin. Code 1327) was rendered unconstitutional. Summit Bank v. Robert Rogers, (Cal. App. Ct. 2012) 206 Cal. App. 4th 669; 142 Cal. Rptr. 3d 40; 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 633. Read more >>
SMWB Successfully Defends Silicon Valley Executives
At a bench trial, Sweeney Mason Wilson & Bosomworth successfully defends Silicon
Valley executives accused of securities fraud by former investor. Read more >>
SMWB Successfully Resolves Fraud Claims, Resulting In $1,000,000 Settlement
In December, 2011, Joseph M. Sweeney, Kurt E. Wilson and Scott A. Mangum successfully mediated a matter in which their clients, a local businessman and his company, received a $1,000,000 settlement. Read more >>