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As we come to the end of this unprecedented year, we wanted to express our sincerest gratitude for the opportunity to work with you.  Your support, resilience, and perseverance are as impressive as they are appreciated.  We wish you and your family health, peace, prosperity, and happiness in the coming year. Happy Holidays!


2020 has been a challenge to all businesses and the human toll has been staggering.  As an “Essential Business”, Stone | Dean continued to operate through these dark days to serve the needs of its clientele.  Each and every Stone | Dean team member excelled in their contribution, but our team “raved” about three particular …


As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday during this tumultuous year, we would be remiss if we did not express our sincere thanks and appreciation to you, our clients, for your continued support. The COVID pandemic has robbed us of many of the things we previously took for granted – face-to-face visits, conferences, meetings, handshakes, lunches, …


Stone | Dean is pleased to announce that David Breitburg has joined Stone|Dean in its Woodland Hills, California office. David brings his 35 years experience as a civil litigator to our firm. During his career, he has handled a wide range of cases including major exposure cases, catastrophic injuries and complex personal injury defense and …


In light of the passing of Proposition 22 in California, both Uber and Lyft have petitioned the California Court of Appeals for the First Appellate District to reconsider its decision upholding an injunction requiring the ride-hailing companies to classify their drivers as employees. Specifically, the ride share companies have asserted that the California voter approval …



By now, you should be well aware of the battles between Uber/Lyft and the State of California regarding the classification of the drivers working for these ride-hailing companies. The battle centers on the State’s desire to have those working for Uber/Lyft to be considered employees, and Uber/Lyft’s desire to have them classified as independent contractors. …


Welcome Aboard! Stone | Dean is pleased to announce the hiring of an extremely capable attorney to handle a diverse caseload in its Warner Center offices. Alan Khlevnoy has been practicing since July 2018.  He received his BA from University of Oregon with a BA in Political Science and his Juris Doctorate at University of …


Attempts to circumvent insurance policy virus exclusions are being repeatedly rejected by the Courts. Recently, a Fresno based European Wax Center was forced to lay off 30 employees as a result of the state-mandated closures. The salon made business interruption claims against its insurer, Sentinel Insurance Company, which were denied since the salon could not …


You may have noticed a recent onslaught of television and radio ads regarding Proposition 22, which will appear on California ballots in the upcoming November election.  Proposition 22’s stated goal is to exempt ride-sharing and food-delivery companies from the Assembly Bill 5 gig worker law that was passed in September 2019, meaning Uber and Lyft …

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