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Stone | Dean is pleased to announce the hiring of two extremely capable attorneys to handle a diverse case load in its Warner Center offices. Chinye J. Uwechue received a LLB from London School of Economics & Political Science, graduated from law school in Lagos Nigeria, attended law school in Great Britain, and then received …


In order to continue to prioritize the health and safety of our colleagues, clients, and contacts, Stone | Dean LLP has successfully initiated and implemented a Business Continuity Plan. The Plan requires all attorneys, paralegals, and support staff to work remotely. Where in-office staffing is necessary, strict social distancing is observed and only those personnel …






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 …



Stone | Dean’s Quarterly RAVE Award Honors Dana Leland and Nicole Montes! Jointly demonstrating a commitment to excellence and our firm’s core values, Stone | Dean is proud to announce our RAVE Award winners for the last two quarters of 2019. Our 2019 Q2 winner is Dana Leland, legal assistant works primarily with Gregory E. …

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