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StubHub has been ordered to refund over $8.5 million to customers who purchased tickets under the company’s pre-pandemic refund policy for events that were canceled because of COVID-19.  StubHub initially refused to pay refunds to consumers for concerts, sports and other events that were canceled by the pandemic. Under its ‘FanProtect Guarantee,’ StubHub typically offered …



Last December, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) adopted amendments to the Model Act. If enacted by individual states, these amendments will result in significant changes to anti-rebating laws that were first established in 1887. Here’s what brokers and insurers need to know moving forward. [Read full article at CIWA.net]


On Friday, August 19, 2021, a California State Court Judge struck down the voter-approved Proposition 22 as unconstitutional.   The origin of Proposition 22 was the California Supreme Court’s decision in Dynamex, which held that Dynamex’s had misclassified its drivers as “independent contractors” in violation of California law and state wage orders.  Proposition 22, which passed in …



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 …




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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