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LITIGATION UPDATES – MARCH 2016

O’Bannon Takes Student-Athlete Pay Case To High Court Former student-athletes asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up their antitrust suit against the NCAA over compensation for the use of their images and likenesses, challenging a circuit ruling that found the student-athletes did not have to be paid beyond the cost of attending college. CA… Read More »

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – MARCH 2016

NEW EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYER HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION PREVENTION POLICIES Effective April 1, 2016, employers must comply with a new California law relating to employer harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention policies.  The new regulation mandates specific procedures for compliance with an employer’s statutory duty to take reasonable steps to prevent and promptly correct… Read More »

JANUARY 2016 – NEW YEAR – NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS

Erica Sorosky, a Partner in the Business Litigation Group, outlines just some of the more relevant new and amended legislation for 2016: SB 358: Equal Pay Act Employers are prohibited from paying employees at wage rates less than those paid to employees of the opposite sex for “substantially similar work,” which is now to be… Read More »

CALIFORNIA HIGH COURT’S GREENHOUSE GAS RULING

Law 360 discusses with Gregory Weiler of Palmieri Tyler, the California Supreme Court’s decision Monday, November 30, 2015, to further stall a multifamily project north of Los Angeles in part based on concerns about greenhouse gas impacts could have wide-ranging implications for development throughout the Golden State. In ruling to halt the Newhall Ranch development,… Read More »

LITIGATION UPDATES – DECEMBER 2015

Ninth Circuit OK’s Facebook Putting User’s Kids In Its Ads The Ninth Circuit affirmed Friday that Facebook can use underage users’ likenesses in ads, ruling against a group of minors who claimed that their proposed class action should be revived because they couldn’t have legally entered into a contract with the social media giant given… Read More »

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – DECEMBER 2015

Continuing Violation Doctrine In Jumaane v. City of Los Angeles, plaintiff sued the City of Los Angeles for alleged disparate impact and disparate treatment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on his race.  Plaintiff alleged that adverse employment actions were taken against him in June 1999 and April 2011 when he was suspended from work.  Plaintiff… Read More »

Richard Salus Panelist at JAMS Presentation

Rick Salus was among a panel of Judges and attorneys who gave a presentation on the topic of Family Law and Business Crossover issues at JAMS Orange County. Mr. Salus discussed legal challenges and practical issues facing closely held companies doing business in California when divorce strikes. Mr. Salus incorporated information about existing agreements (Buy-sell… Read More »

LITIGATION UPDATES – NOVEMBER 2015

Cisco Gets $37 Million Judgment In Counterfeit Goods Suit Cisco Systems Inc. won a $37 million judgment in California federal court in its suit against a San Jose business it claims knowingly bought counterfeit or stolen Cisco merchandise, altered the serial numbers and then resold to its customers. T-Mobile To Settle Phone Insurance Suit for… Read More »

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – NOVEMBER 2015

Police Investigation Disrupts Work In Cardenas v. M. Fanaian, DDS, Inc. the plaintiff was a former employee of defendant.  Plaintiff was terminated after filing a report with the police when her wedding ring was stolen at work.  Defendant terminated her because he claimed that the police investigation disrupted her work.  Plaintiff sued defendant for violation… Read More »

25 Years of Service

Richard Salus, a managing partner of Palmieri Tyler, was honored for his 25 years of service to the March of Dimes at their Signature Chef’s Event held at the Westin South Coast Plaza on October 11, 2015.  Since 1990, Mr. Salus has served as pro bono counsel to the March of Dimes and acted as… Read More »