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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  • March 29, 2021
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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 …

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  • March 22, 2021
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The dispute over whether Uber/Lyft drivers are employees is worldwide in scope. Specifically, the UK’s Supreme Court has held that Uber drivers must be treated as workers rather than as self-employed independent contractors. This decision could mean thousands of Uber drivers are entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay. The decision is also expected to …

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  • February 19, 2021
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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, …

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  • February 6, 2021
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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 …

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  • February 3, 2021
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