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Harris v. Pac Anchor Transportation, Inc., No. S194388 (July 28, 2014): In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court has held that the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (FAAAA) does not preempt an…more
In August 1999, Brock and Tipton signed a Farm and Ranch Contract by which Tipton would acquire 519 acres in Montague County. (Lots of Brocks were parties to the contracts and the suit. I refer to them as one for convenience.) All…more
The current moratorium on oil exploration and production in the Western Gap portion of the Gulf of Mexico will end shortly. This development will help to kick start cooperative agreements between countries as well as spur business…more
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter‘s entertainment law blog, Hollywood, Esq., the producers, distributors and broadcasters of the television series Southland are being sued by the family of a deceased individual whose autopsy photo…more
An Illinois federal district court has ruled that a class plaintiff whose motion for class certification was denied may not avoid that outcome by amending his complaint to introduce a new legal theory and revised class definition if…more
The Second Prong of The Inside Salesperson Test – Is the California Supreme Court Poised to Upend The Commissioned Employee Exemption?
In Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, Inc., the California Supreme Court clarified that, to satisfy the commissioned employee exemption, employees must be paid more than 1.5 times the minimum wage in the employee's actual pay period – e.g.…more
In this presentation: - Filing a Bid Protest: Who, Where, When, & What - Common Protest Grounds - Deciding Whether to Protest - Understanding the Bid Protest Process - Q&A - Excerpt from Filing a Bid…more
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced a settlement with a partner at an investor relations firm who allegedly traded on inside information obtained through his representation of two companies…more
HEAL Advisory: How Big Is Halbig? The Potential Effects of This Major Ruling Are Numerous and Significant
On July 22, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued conflicting opinions on a key aspect of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). The cases are Halbig v. Burwell, D.C…more
One might think it is a rare and unusual occurrence to get in a car accident with an animal – let alone a horse or a deer or a coyote, but there have been hundreds of these reported accidents across the U.S. (yes, even in California)…more
The government has published its response to the ‘Freedom and choice in pensions’ consultation. Individuals aged 55 or over will be able to access their entire DC pension flexibly. This will be underpinned by the ‘guidance guarantee’…more
Three Senate Democrats recently introduced a bill that seeks to hold company executives of a product maker or seller criminally liable for knowingly "failing to inform and warn of serious dangers" associated with a product. Sens…more