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  • BENZENE VERDICT: JURY AWARDS $21 MILLION TO TWO BROTHERS WHO WERE EXPOSED TO BENZENE AT TIRE FACTORY
    Eaves, et al. v. Ashland Inc., et al. (Calif Super Ct. Contra Costa Cty No. C16-00815): On March 29, 2019 a jury entered a $21 million verdict in favor of the families of brothers Gary and Randy Eaves and against lone-remaining defendant Union Oil. ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • TRANSPORTATION LAW: ‘SWIFT’ RESPONSE TO DYNAMEX V. SUPERIOR COURT: TRUCKING GIANT REACHES $100M SETTLEMENT WITH ‘INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS’ AND TERMINATES OWNER-OPERATOR LEASING AGREEMENTS IN CALIFORNIA
    The California Supreme Court’s May 2018 decision in Dynamex v. Superior Court has had far reaching implications and put California employers in the transportation industry on their heels to come up with a workable solution to the independent contractor vs. ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • POOLE & SHAFFERY, LLP OBTAINS FAVORABLE TRANSPORTATION VERDICT
    Poole & Shaffery, LLP is pleased to announce another favorable verdict rendered in a wrongful death case. John H. Shaffery, Jaion Chung and Silviana Dumitrescu represented a limousine company and its driver who were sued for the wrongful death of a 75 ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • TRANSPORTATION LAW: CALIFORNIA MEAL AND REST BREAKS PRE-EMPTED FOR INTERSTATE DRIVERS
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has determined that California’s Meal and Rest Break rules (MRB Rules) are preempted under 49 U.S.C. 31141 as applied to property-carrying commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers covered by the FMCSA's ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP