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Labor and Employment Law
The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) recently adopted amendments to the existing regulation on sex discrimination which address transgender identity and expression.
Insurance Coverage
In Montrose Chemical Corporation of California v. Superior Court, the California Court of Appeal issued a decision that has the potential to upend years of settled law and create confusion about when policyholders can tap into excess insurance for insurance claims that span multiple policy years.
Business Litigation
Last week, the Ninth Circuit in DRK Photo v. McGraw-Hill (9th Cir. Sept. 12, 2017) confirmed that holders of non-exclusive copyright licenses lack standing to sue for infringement regardless of whether the licensee was also nominally assigned the legal title to the work.
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Legal Alert, Business Litigation
2014 | Legal Alert, Business Litigation
A recent federal case illustrates increasing expectations of courts in civil discovery of electronically stored information (ESI).
Publication, Labor and Employment Law
2014 | Publication, Labor and Employment Law
Publication, Insurance Coverage
2014 | Publication, Insurance Coverage
Attorneys Scott Thomas, Kelby Van Patten and Chad Olsen discuss construction defect claims in Nevada Lawyer.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
2014 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
On January 1, 2015, companies that use labor contractors to supply workers will share legal responsibility for paying their wages and providing worker's compensation coverage.
Publication, Business Litigation
2014 | Publication, Business Litigation
Attorneys Jared De Jong and Robert Matsuishi authored "Why Businesses Need to Care About the Future of Data Breach Laws and How Businesses Can Protect Themselves " in the ABTL Fall 2014 Report.
Publication, Labor and Employment Law
2014 | Publication, Labor and Employment Law
Jonathan Black authored "Valuation of Social Media Content and Contacts" in the PLUS Journal.
Publication, Business Litigation
2014 | Publication, Business Litigation
Philip Lem authors "What Guarantors Need to Know About California Surety Law" published in the Orange County Business Journal
Publication, Labor and Employment Law
2014 | Publication, Labor and Employment Law
On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issues in the workplace.
Legal Alert, Business Litigation
2014 | Legal Alert, Business Litigation
The California Supreme Court last week issued a decision with potentially broad liability implications for architects and design professionals.

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