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Stone | Dean is a Los Angeles law firm dedicated to solving problems. We offer a full-range of legal and business services to California entrepreneurs, employers, retail stores, grocery chains, transportation companies, insurance professionals, security guards, and law enforcement. We serve clients facing a wide-array of issues involving business planning and formation, business litigation, trust and probate litigation, employment counseling and litigation, insurance analysis and coverage litigation, transportation and logistics, and security and premises issues. Read More

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Parties to a construction or design contract can define their duties toward one another, in the event a third-party claim arising out of the working relationship is brought against one or both. In many cases, the terms of this type of agreement will require one party to indemnify the other, for money paid or expenses …

Kudos to our Managing Partner, Kristi Dean, who was recently nominated by the Los Angeles Business Journal for recognition at the Women’s Leadership Series.  Kristi was honored as an “accomplished and impactful leader” in the Los Angeles business community and, in part, for her role in successfully navigating Stone|Dean through challenges of a worldwide pandemic. …

During a recent lunch, I learned a friend of mine was considering moving her elderly parent from one city in California to another.   She sought bids from five (5) different moving companies that were referred to her from a company that advertises itself as “an online service that matches customers with local professionals.”  I have …

On May 7, 2021, a California regional air quality board approved a landmark rule that would require warehouses and by extension, the diesel-fueled trucks serving them, to cut chronic air pollution linked to asthma, cancer and deaths in Southern California. The South Coast Air Quality Management District board passed the Warehouse Indirect Source Rule, which …

There were potentially thousands of insurance policies taken out on the steel boxes stacked high on the massive boat blocking the Suez Canal and upending world trade. They could result in millions of dollars in payouts, but from whom? Claims will be made from everyone affected, from those in the shipping industry to those in …

As previously chronicled in Stone | Dean blogs, lawsuits premised upon “bad faith” denials of business interruption claims premised upon Covid related shutdowns have been routinely dismissed by California Courts.  Courts have focused on the requirement contained in most policies that a “physical loss” must be present before such claims can be allowed.    The Los …

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