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Battle of the Experts on Class Certification: A Win for Employers
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2017

The California Court of Appeal affirmed a denial of class certification on the ground that the Plaintiff’s expert report failed to establish claims

Employers Should Think Twice Before Jumping the Gun on Job Abandonment with Employee on Leave
  • Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo
  • USA
  • February 3 2017

On January 13, the California Court of Appeal issued a decision in favor of an employee of San Diego Miramar College who was released for “job

Final FEHC Criminal History Regulations Approved, Move One Step Closer to Implementation
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 1 2017

On January 10th, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) approved proposed regulations related to employer use of criminal history

Accidental Disclosure Of Public Records Does Not Waive The Attorney-Client And Attorney Work Product Privileges
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • August 22 2016

On March 17, 2016, the California Supreme Court resolved an important case regarding the California Public Records Act, ruling unanimously that the

Sixth District Holds CEQA’s “Fair Argument” Test Inapplicable To City Of San Jose’s Discretionary Determination That 1922 Wooden Railroad Trestle Is Not Historical Resource
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

A project that may cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a "historical resource" may, for that reason, have a significant effect

NDCA excludes expert testimony for failure to apportion (including addressing claim scope argument)
  • Fish & Richardson PC
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

The Northern District of California, in Nortek Air Solutions, LLC v. Energy Lab Corp., No. 14-cv-02919-BLE (July 15, 2016) (Judge Beth Labson Freeman)

Massachusetts Joins California and New York with Aggressive Equal Pay Law
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2016

On August 1, Massachusetts added significant teeth to the state's current equal pay law. The new law, "An Act to Establish Pay Equity," not only

2016 Updates to Ediscovery for Defendants Cheat Sheet
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2016

We've been remiss in updating our cheat sheet devoted to ediscovery for defendants. Because of the broad nature of the topic - these cases can and do

Prevailing Parties in Land Use Litigation May Recover Attorney’s Fees for Preparation of Administrative Record
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • July 28 2016

On July 28, 2016, in a case of first impression, the Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District held that labor costs for attorneys and

Second District Upholds Application of CEQA’s Class 3 Categorical Exemption For New Small Structures To City’s Approval of Small Car WashCoffee Shop Project, Rejects Appellants’ Attempt To Invoke Unusual Circumstances Exception
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • July 27 2016

In a published opinion filed July 21, 2016, the Second District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's judgment rejecting plaintiffsresidential