Category Archives: News and Media


A lawsuit filed by Huntington Beach Residents for Equal Treatment (HBRET) against the City of Huntington Beach was featured in the media earlier this week.  HBRET is represented by Palmieri Tyler in the lawsuit.  The lawsuit seeks, among other things, to void the City of Huntington Beach’s new parking district ordinance and reinstatement of a… Read More »

Small Restaurants Seek Big League Through Franchises

Michael Cho was interviewed by the Orange County Business Journal for a November 17 story about the growth of local restaurants through franchising.  Cho, whose clients include restaurants, said franchise agreements – and the company’s commitment to it – is the “Number one thing.” Handle that, and franchising has benefits, he said. The article covered known… Read More »

New Limits to Employee Coverage Under an Employer’s CGL

Norman Rodich, a partner in the business litigation practice group, wrote an article for the Daily Journal’s Insurance supplement published on November 12th about Baek v. Continental Casualty Company. The case stemmed from a massage therapist’s alleged sexual assault of a client during a massage. The court determined that the therapist was not covered under… Read More »


Nancy D. Simpson, a paralegal in the firm’s Estate Planning Practice area, celebrated her 85th birthday on October 31, 2014. In 1951, Nancy graduated from Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts with a B.A. in political science and a split minor in economics and history.  In February, 1975, Nancy received a certificate in Attorney Assistant Training -… Read More »


Palmieri, Tyler, Wiener, Wilhelm & Waldron LLP partner Michael Leifer was quoted in a Desert Sun article on September 22, 2014 about the Palm Springs Mall which is the center of a dispute between the Mall’s owner and College of the Desert (COD) and the city of Palm Springs. Leifer, who represents the mall owner,… Read More »

Erica Sorosky Talks About Enforceability of Choice of Law Provisions to Out of State Litigants

Erica Sorosky wrote an article for the September 15th issue of the Daily Journal focusing on the turn of events by the Northern District of California in its 22-page order granting a motion for judgment on the pleadings in O’Conner v. Uber Technologies Inc., CV13-3826 (N.D. Cal., filed Aug. 16, 2013). She wrote that the court reversed… Read More »

How McDonald’s, KFC, and Others Can Recover From Chinese Food Scandal

Franchise attorney Candice Lee was quoted in a July 22 story in International Business Times regarding how food companies like McDonald’s and KFC can recover from the Chinese food scandal. As the scope of China’s latest scandal broadens amid reports Starbucks, Burger King, Papa John’s and IKEA all bought meat from a poultry firm shut… Read More »

Candice Lee talks about McDonald’s, Yum Meat Scandal

Candice Lee, the lead attorney of Palmieri Tyler’s Franchising, Distribution and Licensing practice group, was quoted by Law360 regarding the Chinese franchises of McDonald’s Corp. and Yum Brands Inc. caught in a food safety scandal for the second time in two years.  Regulators shut down their meat supplier for allegedly repackaging expired food — an… Read More »

Fast-Casual Pizza Co. Eyes More Units, New States

Michael Cho, of counsel, in Palmieri Tyler’s Hospitality,  Food & Beverage practice group, was quoted in a July 21st issue of the Orange County Business Journal about the growing marketplace in the region for pizza.   One example is Pieology Pizzeria, which has cooked up ambitious plans to double in size by year-end and has hired… Read More »

California Coastal Projects Hit Fresh Wave Of Delays

Gregory N. Weiler was quoted in a June 24th issue of Law360 about the developmental hurdles projects face along California’s coast. Projects along the state’s 800-mile-long coast are subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), which can be sufficient enough to discourage developers, but construction along the coast also falls under the purview of… Read More »