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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 …




The COVID-19 pandemic and “Stay at Home” orders issued in response have had an immediate and significant impact on the activities of California businesses and individual policyholders.  As a result, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has noted that “projected loss exposures of many insurance policies have become overstated or misclassified” and has ordered premium reductions …


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” …



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 …


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 …


Stone | Dean Honored as a 2018 Best Place to Work in Los Angeles Stone | Dean Law is proud to announce our selection as a Best Place to Work in Los Angeles, 2018. The awards ceremony and program was created in conjunction with Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) and Best Companies Group. The rankings and …


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 …

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