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COVID-19 Update From Los Angeles Superior Court

USA - April 13 2020 On Friday, April 10, the Presiding Judges of Los Angeles Superior Court held a teleconference and made the following important announcements about…

Michael J. Pietrykowski

Ninth Circuit Rules Franchisors Not Liable On Franchisee’s Employees’ Labor Claims

USA - October 2 2019 The Ninth Circuit today ruled that a franchisor is not liable to a franchisee’s employees who claim they were denied overtime premiums, meal and rest…

Marie Trimble Holvick, Leon B. Silver

Ninth Circuit Expands “Independent Contractor” Ruling to Franchisees

USA - May 2 2019 The Ninth Circuit today expanded the reach of California’s Dynamex decision on the independent contractor / employee distinction, ruling that Dynamex…

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