Publication | Business Law Attorneys
Poole & Shaffery, LLP
Issue 70 | June 2022

Motor Carriers Will Need to Learn the ABCs of AB 5

On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition by the California Trucking Association (“CTA”) that sought to reverse the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that California’s Assembly Bill 5 (“AB 5”) was not preempted by federal law as it applied to truck drivers.

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By:  Jaion Chung

New Legislation Will Change California’s Medical Malpractice System

On May 23, 2022, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 35, legislation to restructure the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act’s (MICRA) limit on attorney’s fees and raise its cap on economic damages in California.

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By:  Sarah Antony

Featured Settlement: Parties Agree to $2 Million Settlement to Resolve Auto Accident Claim Resulting in Severe Back Injury to Driver

Auto v. Auto - Maria Yaneli Roman v. Bianca Espericueta-Villarreal, et al. (San Bernadino Super Ct. No. CIVDS1824774): On June 17, 2022 Allstate agreed to the terms of a $2 million settlement to resolve a case where plaintiff suffered severe back injuries after an automotive collision with defendant Bianca Espericueta.

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