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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 & …


Throwing It Back to Firm Dodger Night In honor of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ hot and fast win last night in game 1 of the World Series against the Houston Astros, we’re taking a look back to firm Dodger Night from Summer, 2007. Find familiar faces in the photos below and read the entry from an …


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 …


Case Review:  Los Angeles Lakers, Inc. v. Federal Insurance Company (TCPA Lawsuit) By Kori Macksoud, Law Clerk Los Angeles Lakers, Inc. v. Federal Insurance Company August 23, 2017 (2017) 9th Cir. No. 15-55777 The following is a case summary of the above-captioned matter. A full opinion, concurrence, and dissent by the appellate court justices can be …


The Most Important California Court Decisions for the week of August 14-18, 2017 (Civil Procedure, Insurance, Labor & Employment, and Torts) By Kori Macksoud We are making it easier for you to stay updated on all the latest California Court case decisions by bringing our quarterly White Paper to the Cutting Edge Blog! Now you’ll …


The Love-Hate Relationship With Your Attorney By Kristi Dean, Esq. When I made the ominous decision to go to law school at the idealistic age of 22, I believed that the practice of law was sacrosanct. After all, I grew up in the era of Perry Mason and Ben Matlock; 12 Angry Men and To Kill a …


March Legal Roundup By Matthew Harvey & Marleigh Green Only the best news in Business, Employment, Insurance, and Law from California and around the globe. Business Modern Appealing Clothing, a fashion boutique based in San Francisco, California, has filed a lawsuit against first daughter Ivanka Trump’s brand for unfair competition. “Citing California law, the suit …


When a Stranger Calls, They Could Be Scamming You By Marleigh Green If you own a phone—especially if you own a business—you’ve probably gotten a call from a telemarketer. Telemarketers, in-large-part, are harmless salespeople; however, in recent times, diabolical schemes have been drawn-up by nefarious folks using a telemarketing-system. While telemarketing scams have existed for …

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