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LITIGATION UPDATES – JULY 2015

CA Jury Hits Sunbeam For $59M Over Space Heater Fire Death A California federal jury awarded $59.3 million to the family of a woman who died in a fire sparked by a Sunbeam Products Inc. space heater, finding that the company was negligent in designing the product and in failing to adequately warn consumers.  After… Read More »

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – NOVEMBER 2014

Employers May be Liable for Certain Labor Code Violations of Staffing Agencies On September 28, 2014, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1897 (“AB 1897”), which amends California Labor Code section 2810 by creating a new section, 2810.3.  Once AB 1897 becomes effective January 1, 2015, employers using labor contractors, such as temporary staffing agencies, will… Read More »