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More Workers Ruled Potential Employees, Not Independent Contractors

USA - January 16 2019 California courts have again put their thumb on the scale on the employee side of independent contractors and employees. In Duffey v. Tender Heart...


Damages Limited to Policy Limits? Not Quite.

USA - January 8 2019 When a defendant dies before suit is filed, a California plaintiff can sue by naming the estate as defendant but serving the decedent’s insurer. The...

Diego Wu Min.


“But everyone else did it this way:” Industry custom admitted in California strict liability cases

USA - September 11 2018 The California Supreme Court has ruled that industry custom and practice may be admissible in a strict products liability action, “depending on the...

James G. Scadden.


California: Statute of Limitations for Prenatal Exposure Tolled Until Adulthood, and (Effectively) Beyond

USA - July 6 2018 The California Supreme Court yesterday ruled, contrary to the interest of defendants, that the statute of limitations for alleged in utero exposure to...

Diego Wu Min.


BREAKING: Class Action Waivers Held Legal in Employment ContextA Big Tool in the Toolbox of Employer-Friendly Preventative Measures

USA - May 21 2018 The United States Supreme Court today ruled that an employer can require employees to waive their rights to pursue class action litigation in...

Travis K. Jang-Busby.