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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 …


Congratulations to Clutter on its recent expansion into seven California Walmart locations. Clutter is a nation-wide moving and storage enterprise that utilizes the latest in logistics and web technology to create a more efficient and user-friendly way for people to store, and retrieve, their belongings. Clutter offers affordable, flexible, and reliable service. “They are really …


On November 30, 2020, California voters approved Proposition 22 which was a statewide – and fiercely fought – ballot initiative which redefines the employment status of gig workers in the app-based economy.  Last month, a lawsuit was filed by a number of unions seeking to have the California Supreme Court declare the proposition unconstitutional.  Specifically, …


In light of the trade restrictions imposed by Robinhood last week, numerous Robinhood customers have joined class actions against the Company, asserting that such conduct amounted to illegal market manipulation. The lawsuits, which have been filed in Federal District Courts nationwide, all have a common theme – that “Robinhood’s trade restrictions were done purposefully and …


As we come to the end of this unprecedented year, we wanted to express our sincerest gratitude for the opportunity to work with you.  Your support, resilience, and perseverance are as impressive as they are appreciated.  We wish you and your family health, peace, prosperity, and happiness in the coming year. Happy Holidays!


2020 has been a challenge to all businesses and the human toll has been staggering.  As an “Essential Business”, Stone | Dean continued to operate through these dark days to serve the needs of its clientele.  Each and every Stone | Dean team member excelled in their contribution, but our team “raved” about three particular …


As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday during this tumultuous year, we would be remiss if we did not express our sincere thanks and appreciation to you, our clients, for your continued support. The COVID pandemic has robbed us of many of the things we previously took for granted – face-to-face visits, conferences, meetings, handshakes, lunches, …


Stone | Dean is pleased to announce that David Breitburg has joined Stone|Dean in its Woodland Hills, California office. David brings his 35 years experience as a civil litigator to our firm. During his career, he has handled a wide range of cases including major exposure cases, catastrophic injuries and complex personal injury defense and …


In light of the passing of Proposition 22 in California, both Uber and Lyft have petitioned the California Court of Appeals for the First Appellate District to reconsider its decision upholding an injunction requiring the ride-hailing companies to classify their drivers as employees. Specifically, the ride share companies have asserted that the California voter approval …

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