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  • CALIFORNIA’S INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR CLASSIFICATION LAW AND IT’S IMPLICATION FOR MOTOR CARRIERS
    On January 13, 2020, U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez extended the temporary restraining order he issued on December 31, 2019, precluding California from enforcing Assembly Bill 5 (“AB-5”) against motor carriers. ( California Trucking Association et al. ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • ESTATE PLANNING: THE SECURE ACT – TIME TO REVIEW YOUR ESTATE PLAN
    In December, the President signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (the “SECURE Act”), which went into law on January 1, 2020. The SECURE Act was the first major retirement legislation passed in the last ten years. As a result of ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • “FOREVER CHEMICALS:” A GROWING TARGET FOR LITIGATION AND LEGISLATION
    PFAS, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, have been under increased scrutiny in recent years. These chemicals are broadly used in a variety of nonstick products, such as raincoats, cookware and firefighting foam. They are considered "forever chemicals" ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP
  • TOXIC TORT: JOHNSON & JOHNSON PREVAIL ON ANOTHER TALC CASE
    A Los Angeles County jury returned a verdict in favor of Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) in a case brought by Amy Fong (“Plaintiff”) alleging that she developed mesothelioma from use of J&J’s talc-containing products (Fong v. Johnson & Johnson, BC675449). J&J ...
    Posted By Poole Shaffery & Koegle, LLP