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  • U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Change to Executive Exemption
    Paying employees higher wage is a hot topic in politics. Both local and federal officials are calling for higher minimum wages for employees, spurred on by movements like Occupy Wall Street. California always trying to be a leader in employee rights is ...
    Posted By Valencia Attorney
  • Emerging Battle Lines Are Being Drawn in the War for Coverage under Cyber Security Policies
    In the lifecycle of insurance products and policies, cyber insurance is in its infancy. With the significant increase in the number of data breaches in recent years, the need for cyber policies has grown dramatically and insurance carriers are beginning to ...
    Posted By Valencia Attorney
  • Plaintiffs' Failure to Discover Financial Condition of Correct Defendant Results in Loss of Punitive Damages Award
    In Soto, et al. v. BorgWarner Morse Tec Inc. , No. B252995 (Calif. 2nd Dist. Ct. App., Div. 4), the Court of Appeal reversed an award of $32.5 million in punitive damages in an asbestos case against auto parts supplier, Borg Warner Morse TEC Inc. (“BWMT”), ...
    Posted By Los Angeles Attorney
  • Poole Shaffery Obtains Writ in Favor of Client
    Although only 5% of civil writ petitions are granted, the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, recently granted a petition filed by Poole Shaffery for a writ of mandate in Treatt USA, Inc. v. Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clarita ...
    Posted By Los Angeles Attorney