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January Legal News Roundup By Marleigh Green & Matthew Harvey All the best news in California, Business, Employment, Insurance, and Transportation for January, 2018.  California News The Supreme Court is being asked to revisit a 1992 decision to not enforce sales taxes on online purchases. The attorneys arguing for the law to be overturned claim …


Guide to New Employment Laws for 2018 By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. New Employment Laws and regulations went in to effect January 1st, 2018. Find them below, and contact Stone | Dean’s Employment Law Practice Group for help updating your employment practices. Ban the Box: No Criminal History Inquiries before Making a Conditional Offer Do Not …


December News Update — California, Employment, Business, Insurance December 2017’s trending legal updates, court decisions, and important news in California, Employment, Business, and Insurance. California Law People in Los Angeles county can now text 911 during emergencies. The SMS message service is intended for the hearing impaired and those in dangerous situations unable to talk …


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. …

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