What we do

DeWitt Law’s practice is focused on insurance and ERISA litigation; labor and employment litigation; and commercial and business litigation.

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practice areas

DeWitt Law is committed to providing businesses both small and large, as well as individuals, the expertise and resources they need to evaluate legal issues both prior to and after the filing of a lawsuit.

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Insurance and ERISA Litigation

DeWitt Law is well-versed in and has written extensively in this nuanced area of the law, including removal to federal court, limiting state law claims and confining discovery to the administrative record.

Labor and Employment Litigation

We are experienced in assisting clients regarding almost any employment issue, including non-competition and confidentiality agreements, employment and severance agreements, employee discipline and terminations and employee handbooks.

Commercial and Business Litigation

We represent business clients of all sizes and types of entities such as corporations, partnerships, professionals, trustees, directors and officers with a wide variety of legal issues and concerns with an eye toward timely and cost-efficient resolution.

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Recent News & Articles

Our firm is committed to provide useful and timely information to clients, in-house counsel and other business professionals through frequent blog posts, articles and white papers.

IDAHO SUPREME COURT ALLOWS PLAINTIFF TO PIERCE THE CORPORATE VEIL AND HOLD A NON-SHAREHOLDER LIABLE FOR CORPORATE DEBTS

One of the most important reasons for businesses to incorporate is to shield individual shareholders from being held liable for the business’s debts. However, the importance for small businesses to keep the business’s “life” separate from the personal lives of the owners was driven home in a recent Idaho employment case that allowed the veil […]

Thursday, July 12, 2018

COMPANY PRESIDENT’S DIMINISHED CAPACITY TO PERFORM SOME OF HIS DUTIES DOES NOT QUALIFY HIM FOR TOTAL DISABILITY BENEFITS

In Fiorentini v. Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, No. 17-3137, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 16741 (7th Cir. June 21, 2018), the Seventh Circuit determined that a business owner that had once been receiving total disability benefits but had since returned to work was not eligible for continued total disability benefits despite his argument that he […]

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

EIGHTH CIRCUIT HOLDS “ELABORATING” ON REASONS FOR FIRING EMPLOYEES NOT EVIDENCE OF PRETEXT IN BIAS SUITS

In Rooney v. Rock-Tenn Converting Company, No. 16-3631, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 494 (8th Cir. Jan. 9, 2018), the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently clarified that when explaining its reasons for termination during litigation under the McDonnell-Douglas burden-shifting framework, an employer may elaborate on its previously stated reasons and opined: “evidence of a […]

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

THIRD CIRCUIT SAYS NO SECTION 1983 CLAIM UNDER ADA OR TITLE VII

In Williams v. Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, No. 16-4383. 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 16618 (3rd Cir. Aug. 30, 2017), the Third Circuit joined all the other circuits that have visited the issue and ruled that alleged violations of Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), cannot be brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 […]

Tuesday, September 5, 2017