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Victor Duarte v. Pacific Specialty Insurance Company - Insurer Not Entitled to Rescind Policy Based on Material Misrepresentation Due to Ambiguity of Application Questions
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • July 20 2017

A California appeals court found that an insurer was not entitled to rescind an insurance policy due to material misrepresentation andor concealment


New Climate Change Lawsuit: Publicity Stunt or Reasonable Effort to Protect California Property Owners?
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2017

Answering this question is likely to engender significant debate, depending on which side of the global warming conundrum one finds oneself. However


DFEH Publishes Materials to Assist Employers With Handling Harassment Allegations
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • July 20 2017

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently released a brief, nine-page guide for California employers, which was prepared in


California Limits Take-Home Claims and Affirms That “Substantial Factor” Means More than “Possible”
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • July 20 2017

A California appellate court has sided with the defendants in an alleged take-home asbestos exposure case. Petitpas v. Ford Motor Company (July 5


U.S. Supreme Court Limits Plaintiffs’ Ability to Bring National Actions in Far-Flung States
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2017

In a decision that could limit the scope of mass litigation in plaintiff-friendly states, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that states do not


California post-2020 GHG Regulation Debate: Compromise Passed Both Houses with a Two-Thirds Vote
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2017

To achieve its goals of reducing greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions linked to global warming, California relies upon a number of programs


New National Origin Discrimination Regs: FEHC Hears Public Comments
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2017

On July 17, 2017, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) heard public comments on its proposed regulations


California’s Cap-and-Trade Regulations Extended Through 2030 - A Victory for Climate Policy and Business Alike
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2017

On July 17, 2017, the California Assembly and the Senate voted to extend California’s Cap-and-Trade Program from 2021 to 2030 (Assembly Bill (“AB”


Jones Day’s Review of Business-Related Cases in the Supreme Court’s October Term 2016
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • July 19 2017

During what many have labeled a "quiet Term," the U.S. Supreme Court, working with only eight justices for most of the session, still delivered at


Dear Littler: A potential new hire shaved his head after learning about our drug-testing policy. Now what?
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • July 19 2017

Dear Littler: We recently offered a position to a candidate at one of our retail locations. He had a reasonable amount of head hair at the time we