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Fight begins over Prop 33 - even as to the ballot language
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • August 3 2012

Though the election is still three months away, and the campaigning over California’s Prop 33 (the automobile insurance portable persistency initiative) has not yet begun in earnest, the ballot proposition is already being fought in the courts


Written fee agreement is not required for ordinary probate work
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2012

In Estate of Wong, 2012 DJDAR 8873 (2012), the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District decided an interesting attorney fee case dealing with the interplay of the Probate Code and Business and Professions (“B&P”) Code Section 6148


California workers' compensation looms as a major 2012 legislative issue
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2012

On March 28, two California legislative committees met to hear concerns about the California workers’ compensation system


More than 20 new insurance-related bills signed into law by Governor Brown
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2012

September 30, 2012, was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to take action on bills passed by the California Legislature during the 2012 regular legislative session


Retiree benefit system that disproportionately benefits men is not necessarily a violation of Title VII
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2012

In Wood v. City of San Diego, Janet Wood brought suit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, alleging the surviving spouse benefit provided by the City of San Diego to retired employees discriminated on the basis of sex


Prevailing employer is entitled to fee award
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

In Aleman v. AirTouch Cellular, 2012 DJDAR 13269 (2012), the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District reexamined the denial of an attorney fee award based on the recently decided California Supreme Court decision in Kirby v. Immoos Fire Protection Inc., 53 Cal. 4th 1244 (2012) (discussed here


NLRB takes aim at 24 Hour Fitness over employee arbitration opt-out policy
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

As reported in The Recorder, (subscription required) the National Labor Relations Board has filed a formal complaint against 24 Hour Fitness, alleging the gym company’s arbitration opt-out policy compels employees to waive their rights to utilize the civil litigation system, and in particular, class actions


Iran-related investment bill clears committee
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • May 2 2012

On May 2, 2012, the California Assembly Insurance Committee approved a bill that would direct the insurance commissioner to treat a domestic insurer’s investment in a company that has business operations in Iran as a non-admitted asset


Agreement with California Attorney General may set floor for privacy protections for users of mobile applications
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2012

Amid growing concern about their personal information being pulled by mobile applications (“apps”) and taking a lead from the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), whose recent report raised concerns about the lack of privacy information available to mobile app users before download, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced a privacy agreement with the six largest mobile app providers Amazon, Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Research in Motion that will impact how millions download apps to their smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices


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