A Plaintiff Cannot be Compelled to Arbitrate the Threshold Question of Employee Status in a PAGA Claimin Employment Law by Timothy Reuben
In Damaris Rosales v. Uber Technologies, Inc. (May 4, 2021) 2021 DJDAR 4243, the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, clarified that a plaintiff asserting a claim for civil penalties under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 … more
Insurance Law is published by the State Bar Litigation Section in its California Litigation Review (2020 Edition), co-authored by RRB attorney Stephen L. Raucher, along with Michael Sohigian, who have provided insurance updates together for the eighth consecutive year.
On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Stephanie I. Blum co-presented a continuing legal education program entitled “The Intersection Between Family Law and Estate Planning.” The program explored and guided participants through the rules, complexities, challenges and opportunities arising from the overlap … more
In Changsha Metro Grp. Co., Ltd. v. Xufeng, 57 Cal. App. 5th 1 (2020), the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, clarified that the “safe harbor” provision of Code of Civil Procedure Section 128.5 does not apply where attorney’s fees … more
Timothy D. Reuben’s article Court of Appeal Ruling Muddies the Waters on Punitive Damages is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on March 1, 2021.
On Thursday, February 4, 2021, Stephen L. Raucher presented a continuing legal education program entitled “Annual Update on Developments in Insurance.” The program examined the most important new cases from 2020 regarding insurance coverage and bad faith, focusing particularly on … more
Insurance Law is published by the State Bar Litigation Section in its California Litigation Review (2019 Edition), co-authored by RRB attorney Stephen L. Raucher, along with Michael Sohigian, who have provided insurance updates together for the seventh consecutive year.
On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Stephen L. Raucher was a panelist presenting an MCLE webinar through BHBA entitled “Legal Issues in the Age of COVID-19: Employment and Insurance” (video in link). This was part 1 of a 3 part series … more
Timothy D. Reuben’s article Ballot Designations Favor Prosecutors for the Bench is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on March 12, 2020.
Timothy D. Reuben’s article Courts Shouldn’t Punish Those Who Can’t Afford to Pay Fines is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on February 18, 2020.
Job Applicants Cannot Bring Common Law Tort Actions Against Prospective Employers for “Tameny” Discriminationin Employment Law by Timothy Reuben
The Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, recently clarified that a common law tort action under Tameny for employer conduct in violation of public policy requires an employment relationship. In Williams v. Sacramento River Cats Baseball Club, LLC, 40 Cal. … more
Court of Appeal Affirms Jury Verdict Because Plaintiffs Presented Prima Facie Case of Whistleblower Retaliationin Employment Law by Timothy Reuben
The Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, recently issued an opinion illustrating the burden of proof in a whistleblower retaliation case. In Hawkins v. City of L.A., 40 Cal. App. 5th 384 (2019), the court affirmed a jury verdict for … more
Stephen Raucher’s article Are Cumis Counsel Disputes With Insurers Subject to Anti-SLAPP? is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on October 31, 2019.