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How Neil Gorsuch Became the Next Supreme Court Justice, Why Republicans “Went Nuclear,” and What This Means for America By Matthew Harvey On Friday, April 7, 2017, Neil Gorsuch became the 113th Judge to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. His confirmation has been mired in controversy, with the phrase “going nuclear,” …


But Officer, That’s Not My Cow In the improbable world of litigation, the most remarkable situations arise.  For example, the case of the wandering cow.  In the early hours of the morning, outside of Bakersfield, an unbranded, black heifer wandered onto a rural highway.  The 2008 recession hurt small livestock operations.  Between the California drought …


PERSONAL INJURY/PREMISES LIABILITY/DANGEROUS CONDITION Gregory E. Stone and Angela M. Jones represented Ralphs’ Grocery Company in the case of Eric Guinea v. Ralphs’ where plaintiff claimed Ralphs (dba Food 4 Less) violated its policy by failing to maintain a restroom he allegedly slipped in. After 2 hours of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict for the …


The City of Los Angeles Increases Paid Sick Leave Benefits By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. Important Legal Update for Employers: The City of L.A. enacted an ordinance requiring 48 hours of paid sick leave per year, doubling California’s recent sick pay law. It was enacted as an amendment to the City’s minimum wage ordinance. Unlike the …


Employers: Have You Hired Someone Recently?   Our guest-blogger, Immigration Attorney Ajay S. Thakkar, Esq., has some important information you might need to know!   Keep Your I-9 Form (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) Up To Date: In order to comply with United States law, an employer must verify the identity and employment authorization of each person they …