LOS ANGELES – One of many potential consequences due to the COVID-19 pandemic is a potential wave of sporting event-related lawsuits involving season tickets, broadcast rights, real estate issues and even athlete endorsements.
SAN DIEGO – In the midst of numerous Assembly Bill 5 lawsuits being litigated throughout the state, a San Diego Superior Court judge recently issued a preliminary injunction enjoining and restraining a company that's in high demand due to the coronavirus emergency from failing “to comply with California employment law” regarding a category of individuals within the City of San Diego, despite the fact that the litigation is pending.
SAN DIEGO – The Poway Unified School District is the latest California school district to file a lawsuit against vaping company JUUL, alleging that the company has created a public nuisance within their community.
Small immigrant and minority-owned businesses have been the targets of Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) lawsuits in the Pasadena area, according to Paul Little, president of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
SACRAMENTO – Industry leaders are speaking out against a proposal that would reshape workers’ compensation benefits for hospital employees throughout the state. Opponents of the bill are fearful of both the rising costs and lawsuits that it would bring.
The state of California collected $88 million in penalties from employers last year in cases brought under the Private Attorney General Act (PAGA), a unique law allowing workers to sue on behalf of the state – nearly three times as much as in 2018 – according to a new report from the UCLA Labor Center.
LOS ANGELES – A U.S. district judge has declined to grant two "gig economy" companies a preliminary injunction against the effects of Assembly Bill 5, which limits businesses' ability to classify workers as independent contractors.
SAN DIEGO – Last December, a civil rights coalition opposing the University of California's use of the SAT/ACT standardized tests for admissions filed a lawsuit against the school system. Now, other colleges throughout the state are announcing their intention to voluntarily part ways with the tests.
CHATSWORTH – The chief financial officer of Dytran Instruments, a maker of pressure sensors and accelerometers in Chatsworth, recently said that settling Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) lawsuit with a "disgruntled worker" both hurt the company and its employees.
SACRAMENTO – In a new wave of lawsuits, blind and deaf Californians are suing companies because their websites are not accessible, citing alleged violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act and the state's Unruh Civil Rights Act.
LOS ANGELES – The owners of Hollister Ranch in Santa Barbara County filed a federal lawsuit Jan. 16 challenging provisions of a new law, Assembly Bill 1680, that gives state officials the right to search private coastal property without permission or warrant. This case is another in a long-running battle in California about the right to beach access for the public.
BELLFLOWER – A lawsuit out of the state of Idaho regarding the way cities across the country can enforce sleeping in public was declined to be heard by U.S. Supreme Court, opening up more questions and concerns for municipalities dealing with sprawling homeless populations.
SAN DIEGO – A federal judge last week ruled that California’s freelance truckers are temporarily exempt from the state’s new Assembly Bill 5 gig economy law as the California Trucking Association (CTA) now seeks permanent injunction.