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California legislature passes insurance-related bills prior to ending 2012 session
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2012

The California Legislature’s regular 2012 session ended on August 31


Fee award is proper for tenant who defeats landlord's fraud claim
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2012

In Zintel Holdings LLC v. McLean, 2012 DJDAR 13133 (2012), the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District decided an interesting landlordtenant case involving an attorney fee award


Employers must give breast-feeding mothers time and privacy under the Affordable Care Act
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2013

Under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), an employer is required to provide the following for breast-feeding mothers who are employees: A


An employee's umbrella insurance policy must be exhausted before seeking contribution from policies covering the employer
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2013

When an employer is vicariously liable to a third party for its employee's negligence, and both the employer and employee have primary and umbrella


"Any one act test" rejected by court in favor of "totality of the circumstances"
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2010

In a non-published decision issued on November 18, 2010, the California Court of Appeal affirmed summary judgment against class-action lawyers seeking refunds on broker fees in Munn v. Eastwood Insurance Services


Offset required for attorney fee award in social security case
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2012

In Parrish v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration, 2012 DJDAR 15223 (2012), the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit decided a unique attorney fee case arising out of a dispute relating to the claimant’s eligibility for Social Security benefits


Judge invalidates California regulation on estimating replacement costs for homeowners insurance
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2013

On March 25, 2013, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon issued a decision which found the California Department of Insurance's regulation


Party who pursues litigation to enforce CC&Rs needs to "get ducks in a row" prior to suing
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2012

In Salehi v. Surfside III Condominium Owners’ Association, 2011 DJDAR 16552 (2011), the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District decided a case illustrating the pitfalls of a plaintiff pursuing litigation without a strategic game plan


Recovery from dissolved corporation's liability insurer barred by foreign survival statute
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2013

The recent case of Greb v. Diamond International Corp. highlights the need for dissolved corporations and their insurers to consider the survival


Who is an employee and who is an independent contractor under the employer mandate provisions of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2013

As we have written in this space in the past, whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor can have many consequences. The