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EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION: Nine-Year Employment Lawsuit Against Motor Carrier Comes to an End

After nine years in the legal system, an exorbitant amount of legal fees, and hours upon hours of work, the matter of James Cole v. CRST Inc. , et al. has finally come to an end, at least for the time ...
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: Trademarks Part III

Now that you have a federally registered trademark, consider how you might police or enforce it against third parties in order to protect your trademark rights. Editor's Note: this article is a ...
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P&S Attorney Michael S. Little Will be Featured Speaker on Cybersecurity on 4/21/17 at College of the Canyons!

P&S attorney Michael S. Little will be the featured speaker on cybersecurity at the Chancellor's Circle Business Breakfast Briefing at College of the Canyons on April 21, 2017. When: Friday, ...
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CONSTRUCTION LAW: CSLB Announces New Forms and Fees for Contractors

The California Contractors State License Board ("CSLB") has announced that it is issuing new, interactive forms to help simplify the application process to obtain a contractor license and to ...
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TOXIC TORTS: Tough on Talcum-Court sets Preferential Trial Date For Talcum Case

The judge overseeing California's coordinated docket for talcum powder cases has scheduled the first trial date, a significant event for companies and businesses that have talcum powder products. ...
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TOXIC TORTS: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back for Monsanto and Glyphosate

Two days after the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that glyphosate does not cause cancer, over forty California residents sued its developer, Monsanto Co., and one of its distributors, ...
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Trademarks Part II

Now that you have a trademark in mind, consider how you might protect it. Editor's Note: this article is a follow-up to John Shaffery's February 21, 2017 article titled "Trademark ...
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One Hundred Hostile Hugs

In the recent 9 th Circuit decision, Zetwick v. County of Yolo, the plaintiff, a county correctional officer alleged that her supervisor, the county sheriff, created a hostile work environment. Her ...
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Fourth Appellate District Strictly Construes Time Limits of the Right to Repair Act

Builders, when confronted with insufficient notices of claim under the California Right to Repair Act (S.B. 800 or Civil Code Section 895, et seq.), have been faced with a dilemma of either respond to ...
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Trumping Regulations, Vol. 2: ELD Mandate Likely Moving Forward

Last month we reported that the regulatory freeze imposed by the White House left an aura of uncertainty over the future of pending regulatory initiatives which were set to go into effect this year. ...
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DuPont's Multi-Million Dollar Chemical Exposure Settlement

In February of 2017, DuPont reached terms on a $670.7 million settlement in resolution of 3,550 personal injury lawsuits by plaintiffs in Ohio and West Virginia. Chemours, a spin-off company of DuPont ...
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An Insurer's Broad Duty to Defend Remains Unchanged for 2017

It is widely known amongst insurance professionals that California applies one of the broadest standards in the country when examining an insurer's duty to defend its insureds. In my practice, I ...
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Trademark Selection and Federal Registration

A trademark is a word, symbol, logo, or phrase that a company or individual has adopted to identify their goods or services to the purchasing public. A trademark serves as a source identifier for the ...
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Court Further Explains Exceptions to Privette Doctrine in Context of Construction Accident

When affirming the trial court's granting of summary judgment in favor of a general contractor under the Privette doctrine, the California Second Appellate District further upheld the general rule ...
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Expanding Liability To Take-Home Asbestos

The California Supreme Court has changed the legal landscape for California businesses with its recent decisions in Haver vs. BNSF Railway Co. , No. S219919 (Calif. Sup. Ct.) and Kesner v. S.C. ...
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Transporting in California - An Employment Overview: Part 2

In our previous article, we discussed California's overtime compensation and meal and rest period obligations in relation to truck drivers engaging in interstate and intrastate commerce. In this ...
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PRODUCT LIABILITY: Uniformity or Calamity? Admitting Customs Evidence in Products Liability

The decision by the California Supreme Court to grant review of Kim. V. Toyota Motor Corp. (2016) Cal.App.4th 1366 (" Kim ") may have a resounding impact on the admissibility of evidence in ...
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CONSTRUCTION LAW: Appellate Decision Has Far Reaching Implications for Construction Industry

Subcontractors who supply and incorporate defective products into construction now may be held strictly liable for such conduct according to the Second Appellate District. The holding in the ...
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More Employer Considerations: An Update on Recent California Legislation

In the recent General Election, California's voters were faced with numerous ballot measures ranging from the use of plastic bags, to determining the extent to which a corporation should be ...
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Elections Do Have Consequences

When you went to bed, or woke up, on November 9, you learned the shock that Donald Trump was our new President Elect and that the Republican Party had retained the majorities in both the House of ...
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LITIGATION: A Reasonable Way to Prove Loss of Future Earnings

This past September a California Appellate Court affirmed a trial court's rejection of a $730,000.00 award for future earnings losses to an aspiring lawyer in a lawsuit against Cedars-Sinai ...
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TOXIC TORTS: EPA Seeks To Expand Nanoscale Reporting

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently submitted a final rule to the White House Office of Management & Budget that may impact chemical manufacturers nationwide, ...
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TRANSPORTATION LAW: Transporting in California - An Employment Law Overview

Recent history has made it abundantly clear that California is determined to be on the forefront of employee rights in the nation. In 2016 alone, California enacted no less than twenty (20) laws ...
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An Insurer's Bad Faith Exposure May Not End Even If Policy Limits Are Tendered

Insurance carriers adjusting California claims have long feared policy limits settlement demands in third-party liability cases and the prospect that their response to such demands could expose the ...
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Breaking Up Just Got Easier To Do

One of the banes of the existence of closely-held companies is the potential for deadlock in management. If owners cannot agree on the course of operation, what alternatives are available? The ...
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