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November News Update — California, Employment, Business, Insurance, Transportation November’s trending legal updates, court decisions, and important news in California, Employment, Business, Insurance, and Transportation. California Law Victims of the deadly California wildfires that killed at least 43 people and caused billions of dollars in property damage are suing the utility company Pacific Gas & …


Snakes on a Plane? The Difference Between Service Animals & Support Animals By Leslie Blozan, Esq. Not so long ago, pets were not allowed in restaurants, markets and malls; only service animals such as guide dogs were ever seen at these locations. California law allows the disabled to bring trained service dogs and psychiatric service dogs to all …


Gregory Stone Presents, Recognized for Defense Victories at Kroger Attorney Conference Gregory Stone, Esq. traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio for the Kroger Attorney Conference, sponsored by Stone | Dean.  At the conference, Greg presented alongside fellow Kroger Counsel in a panel aimed at combating “Reptile Lawyer” tactics. The question-and-answer panel was prefaced with a presentation by attorney Matthew Moffett and Bill …


Stone | Dean Featured in LA Daily Journal’s Top Verdicts Two cases involving Stone | Dean clients were featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal’s Verdicts and Settlements’ Top Verdicts! Scroll down to find case summaries for both cases, or click below: Paul Briggs v. Ralphs Grocery Company, Defense Verdict Monika Solomon v. Safeway, Inc., Settlement:$2 Million …


Employee Absences to Attend Protests Might Be Protected Activity By Robyn M. McKibbin, Esq. This article was originally written for Stone | Dean’s At Issue Newsletter. You can find the original & full edition of At Issue Summer 2017 here. Edit, 8/18: With protests flaring up and turning violent around the Nation (notably in Charlottesville, VA), many have …


Why Millennials Need to be In Your Business Plans Already By Matthew Harvey Millennials (and younger generations as a whole) probably receive more attention than you think they deserve. People talk about how Millennials are awesome; people talk about how Millennials suck. Some think we’re doomed because of them; others think they’ll save the world. The truth is neither here …


The Care and Feeding of Self-Represented Plaintiffs By Suzanne Feffer, Esq. Seems easy enough: Defending a case against a plaintiff in pro per who likely has little or no knowledge of civil procedure — let alone the law that will govern the claim at issue — would not seem to be much of a challenge. …


Going Once, Twice, Sold: How Warehousemen Can Properly Sell Goods on a Lien to Settle Debts By Gregg Garfinkel, Esq. A warehouseman has a lien on goods left in his care as security for payment for all services performed, including storage charges, processing fees, transportation, and auction fees. The lien protects the warehouseman in the …


Gregg Garfinkel to Present at the CA Moving & Storage Association’s (CMSA) Annual Convention Gregg Garfinkel is excited to be speaking at the 99th Annual California Moving & Storage Association (CMSA) Convention at the Westin, Mission Hills on May 2-7, 2017. He will be offering insight to transportation industry professionals such as owners of Trucking Companies, Warehousing …


If you build it, they will come: The Steps to Starting a Successful Business By Alex Knaub, Law Clerk This article was prompted by a frustrating conversation I had with one of my more-imaginative friends. Changing the names to protect the guilty (and the frustrating), leaves us with Steve Poppyseed. Steve is a fine young man; …

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