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LITIGATION UPDATES – MAY 2016

Monsanto Overcomes $20M PCB Cancer Claims A Los Angeles jury found Monsanto not liable in a $20 million trial brought by two men alleging they developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after being exposed to the company’s polychlorinated biphenyls, saying the company was negligent in designing and distributing the chemical but did not cause the men’s cancer.  Jurors… Read More »

15th ANNUAL LAW SUITS™ STATEWIDE CLOTHING DRIVE

Norm Rodich, a Partner in the litigation group, tells Amy Yarbrough of the California Bar Journal about the 1996 birth of the State Bar’s “Law Suits” program which began with a simple request.  See full article here – https://calbarjournal.com/May2016/TopHeadlines/TH4.aspx.  The State Bar’s clothing drive runs from July 1 – July 31.   

2016 March of Dimes’ March for Babies

  Rick Salus “recruiting” the next generation of walkers at the Orange County March for Babies held at Fashion Island on April 24, 2016.  Rick thanked team Palmieri Tyler for raising over $5,000 this year, which far surpassed 2015 totals.  As the donations continue to mount, Mr. Salus has so far collected over $28,000.  He… Read More »

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – APRIL 2016

TREATED AS HAVING A DISABILITY IN ORDER TO DISCRIMINATE In Wallace v. County of Stanislaus, plaintiff was a sheriff’s deputy who sued the County of Stanislaus (the “County”) for disability discrimination after he was placed on unpaid leave of absence.  The County argued that plaintiff could not safely perform his duties as a bailiff with… Read More »

LITIGATION UPDATES – APRIL 2016

Berkeley Law School Dean Steps Down After Sexual Harassment Claims The Dean of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law stepped down after his former executive assistant sued him in California state court on sexual harassment claims.  In her lawsuit, plaintiff claimed that the Dean gave her unwelcome bear hugs, kisses on the cheek… Read More »

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 »