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  • Employment Law: Significant Changes to Independent Contractor Classification in California
    One of the most common questions that California employment attorneys are asked is whether a worker should or can be considered an independent contractor, rather than an employee. Until very recently, the analysis was quite subjective, even arbitrary, some ...
    Posted By Brian E. Koegle
  • Poole Shaffery Honored by City of Santa Clarita for Work with Local Business Incubator
    The City of Santa Clarita recently honored Poole Shaffery for the firm’s ongoing support of the Santa Clarita Business Incubator. The Incubator works in association with the City of Santa Clarita Economic Development Division while also partnering with ...
    Posted By Poole & Shaffery, LLP
  • Landlord-Tenant Law: What is the Costa-Hawkins Act and Will Rent Control Become a Local Land Issue Again?
    There has been increasing attention in the past several years regarding the high cost of doing business in California and the cost of living here. Increasingly the focus has been turning to the cost of housing. Numerous efforts have been passed to try and ...
    Posted By Hunt C. Braly
  • Damages: Lien In: How One CA Appellate Decision May Change The Damages Game In Personal Injury Cases
    Damages are the crux of every personal injury case. Although at first blush, damages appear to be a relatively simple concept – an injured plaintiff recovers an award (i.e., money) as compensation for loss or injury. However, the legal principles governing ...
    Posted By Jaion Chung
  • Product Liability: Court of Appeals Overturns $151 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson in Bellwether Case
    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned a $151 million verdict against Appellant, Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”), through its subsidiary DePuy Orthopedics, initially awarded to five plaintiffs who claimed to have suffered damages resulting from ...
    Posted By Jason A. Benker