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As certain states and localities allow for certain businesses to reopen, concerns are being raised by business owners on whether opening too early (or at all) will subject them to corona virus related litigation from patrons, employees, and vendors.   Attempts to address these concerns are being addressed at the federal level, with efforts to create …


Businesses throughout the nation are struggling to survive in the new environment of closures, social distancing and lock-downs. The loss of income is catastrophic to the business owners and employees alike.  One potential source of funds is through business insurance, a source probably never intended for the claims now being made. The American Property Casualty …


To soften the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are assessing their insurance policies whether existing insurance policies may provide some relief.  A New Orleans restaurant recently filed the first of a potential flood of lawsuits seeking insurance benefits to cover losses from government-mandated closures due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.  At the …



What Employers Need to Know About “Ban the Box” (Assembly Bill No. 1008) By Kori Macksoud, Esq. In California, nearly one in three adults have an arrest or conviction record that can significantly undermine their efforts to obtain gainful employment. Experts have found that employment is essential to reducing recidivism, that people with criminal records …


Kristi Dean Presents Fair Competition and Playing the Litigation Game to IIAB-OC Kristi Dean presented back-to-back seminars to the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Orange County (IIAB-OC) today, August 9, 2018. Both presentations were offered in-person in a classroom setting and online via webinar. Qualifying attendees received 3-hours of Continuing Education credit for their …


Working After Clocking-Out: California Supreme Court Rules Against Starbucks, Holds Regularly Occurring Work Time is Compensable By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. Douglas Troester is a former shift supervisor for Starbucks Corporation. He sued Starbucks on behalf of himself and other non-managerial employees who performed closing tasks from mid-2009 to October 2010. Starbucks’ software required Troester to …


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 …

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