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Greg Stone, Kristi Dean, and Gregg S. Garfinkel have been selected to the 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service …

Adding to the fallout of the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal is a recent lawsuit filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court by former major league pitcher, Mike Bolsinger.  Bolsinger was a  relief pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays when he was called into a game on Aug. 4, 2017.  He, in baseball terminology, got “lit-up” …

On February 10, 2020, Postmates Inc. and Uber Technologies, Inc., sought an order insulating their drivers from the provisions of Assembly Bill 5, which both gig-based business challenge AB5 as unfair and unconstitutional. Judge Gee of the United States District Court for the Central District of California indicated that she would not second guess the …

Partner, Gregg S. Garfinkel is on the Alumni Speaking Board of Our House Grief Support Group of Woodland Hills. On January 28, 2020, Gregg spoke to a group of first year medical students from the USC Keck School of Medicine regarding effective communication techniques to utilize when dealing with patients,  families, and caregivers dealing with …

As a follow up to our recent blog on the issue, on January 16, 2020, Judge Benitez granted the Plaintiff’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction in the California Trucking Association v. Attorney General Xavier Becerra matter (“CTA matter”).  This precludes California’s Attorney General from enforcing AB-5 against any motor carrier operating in California until final …

California Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5) is a law aimed at classifying most workers as employees rather than independent contractors, that went into effect Jan. 1, 2020. However, the day before the law was to take effect, U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez of the Southern District of California granted an application by the California Trucking …

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