Author Archives: Palmieri Tyler


AB 51 effectively bans mandatory arbitration agreements entered into between employers and employees.  The bill specifically prohibits an employer from requiring an applicant or employee to waive any right, forum or procedure for any employer violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Labor Code.  The Legislature was clear this was intended to target… Read More »

CLA’s 18th Annual Law Suits Program

Gently used suits providing new opportunities for men and women transitioning to self-sufficiency.


March of Dimes believes that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. March of Dimes is changing that. For 80 years, March of Dimes has been leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. For 30 of those years, March of Dimes has had a champion… Read More »

Avoiding Liability for Your Tenant’s Unlawful Cannabis Cultivation – AB 2164

Background When a tenant violates a local ordinance related to structural or zoning issues, both the tenant and the property owner are often held responsible for the violation. The property owner’s good faith ignorance of the tenant’s unlawful activity may be no excuse. If a property owner is held responsible for such a violation, the… Read More »

Palmieri Tyler Welcomes Gabriel J. Pitassi

Palmieri Tyler is pleased to welcome our new associate attorney, Gabriel “Gabe” J. Pitassi.  Mr. Pitassi will be practicing in the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate Practice  Groups.       GABRIEL J. PITASSI 1900 Main Street, Suite 700 Irvine, California 92614 Direct Line: (949) 851-7330 Fax: (949) 825-5419 Email: [email protected] Real Estate Business Law Public… Read More »

BEWARE: ADA Claims Apply to Websites

The focal point of this newsletter is catalyzed by the onslaught of claims received by clients in the past few months relating to business websites and their lack of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The ADA and its California counterparts, the California Disabled Persons Act and Unruh Civil Rights Act, govern places… Read More »

Palmieri Tyler Welcomes Christopher J. Green

Palmieri Tyler is pleased to welcome our new associate attorney, Christopher J. Green.  Mr. Green will be practicing in the firm’s Business Litigation Group. CHRISTOPHER J. GREEN 1900 Main Street, Suite 700 Irvine, California 92614 Direct Line: (949) 851-7215 Fax: (949) 825-5446 Email: [email protected]   Personal Injury Defense Complex Business Litigation Insurance Law Wrongful Death… Read More »

NEW LAWS, 2019

NEW LAWS – 2019 “Me Too” Legislation, Etc. Confidential Provisions in Settlement Agreements (SB 820) Voids any provision in a settlement agreement entered into on or after January 1, 2019, that prevents disclosure of information related to civil or administrative complaint of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and workplace harassment or discrimination based on sex. Relationships… Read More »


IMPACTFUL COURT DECISIONS Discrimination Requiring job applicant to obtain and provide MRI examination as condition of employment violated ADA by discriminating on basis of perceived disability. EEOC v. BNSF Ry. Co., 902 F.3d 916 (9th Cir. 2018). Imposing standard disciplinary actions on employee does not constitute discharge unless they involve continuous patterns of mistreatment or… Read More »

California Lawyers Association Litigation Summit October 5, 2018 – San Francisco, CA

Litigation partner Norman J. Rodich will be moderating the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Masterclass:  Cross-examination, a continuing legal education program for experienced trial attorneys.  The program will be presented at the California Lawyers Association Litigation Summit on October 5, 2018, in San Francisco.  The all-star panel includes trial lawyers Mary Alexander (San Francisco) and… Read More »