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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 …



Two days after the cancellation of the 2020 Minor League Baseball season due to the coronavirus pandemic, 22 teams filed lawsuits against insurance companies over rejections of business interruption claims.    The insurers claim that business interruption coverage due to a virus outbreak has been excluded from standard policies, such as these, for quite some time …


Earlier today, the Supreme Court declared that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“CRA”) protects LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination. In what is hailed as a major victory for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer workers, the justices said the CRA’s ban on job discrimination on the basis of “sex” can be read to forbid …



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 …


California Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5) is a law aimed at classifying most workers as employees rather than independent contractors, that went into effect Jan. 1, 2020. However, the day before the law was to take effect, U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez of the Southern District of California granted an application by the California Trucking …

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