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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 …


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 …