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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 …


New ABC Independent Contractor Test Will Likely Spur More Wage & Hour Class Actions By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. Labor laws and regulations govern employees’ wage rates, work hours and other working conditions. Employees are also subject to various federal and state payroll taxes. Independent contractors, however, are not entitled to the protections of the wage …


Kristi Dean Presents Dropping the Ball to PBA’s Probate & Trust Law Section Kristi Dean, Managing Partner, is gearing up to provide a special Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Course to the Pasadena Bar Association. The presentation of Dropping the Ball: Risk Transfer and Unrealized Expectations from Insurance Coverage for Trust Owned Residences, will take place on Monday, …


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 …


Gregg Garfinkel’s War Story of the Missing Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Specially Featured in Super Lawyers – Southern California 2018 Super Lawyers Editor-in-Chief, Erik Lundegaard, interviewed Gregg Garfinkel, Esq. following his video War Stories with Garf. Their conversation regarding a $400,000 baseball card claim was chronicled in the latest Super Lawyers Magazine for Southern California, which you can find here: http://digital.superlawyers.com/superlawyers/lxsl18/MobilePagedReplica.action?pm=2&folio=24#pg24 Gregg Garfinkel, …


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 & …


Exciting News for Kori Macksoud We are pleased and privileged to announce that Kori Macksoud passed the California Bar Examination on November 17th, 2017. Kori was officially sworn in on December 1st, making her the most recent addition to Stone | Dean’s team of excellent attorneys. Find photos of her swearing in below. Kristi Dean, …


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 …

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