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California Senate Committee approves two bills based on NAIC models
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

The California Senate Insurance Committee has given unanimous approval to two bills that are based on NAIC model laws relating to reinsurance and insurance holding companies


The lack of an enforceable contract does not require denial of attorney fees claim
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2012

In Douglas E. Barnhart Inc. v. CMC Fabricators Inc., 2012 DJDAR 15717 (2012), the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District decided a unique and interesting claim for attorney fees arising from the alleged breach of a construction contract


Obamacare’s whistleblower protections go into effect
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2013

Though President Obama and Congress established broad requirements in the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), they tasked federal agencies with


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


Court interprets settlement agreement to allow for fee recovery
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2013

In Khavarian Enterprises Inc. v. Commline Inc.,2013 DJDAR 6107 (2013) the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District overruled the


Analysis: controversy surrounding Obama’s NLRB recess appointees
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2013

As an employer, you may be perplexed by the flap over President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") and


California legislative committees considering insurance bills
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2013

Numerous insurance-related bills have been introduced in the California Legislature this year. Legislative committees are now conducting hearings on


NLRB will ask Supreme Court to affirm board members
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2013

The National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") announced today that it would ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal court ruling that


Employers may violate federal law by refusing to hire union organizers
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2013

Here's a challenging scenario for employers: An individual applies for a job. The employer becomes aware that the applicant is a union volunteer who