Christine Balbo Reed

Christine Balbo Reed

Low, Ball & Lynch

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Dual Ruling in FEHA Case Addresses Evidence Required to Establish Qualified Disability and Sets High Standard for Cost Recovery as...

Gabriel L. Roman, et al. v. BRE Properties, et al. - Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (June 17, 2015) - The Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) prohibits, as unlawful discrimination, a refusal to make...more

8/3/2015 - Appeals Disability Discrimination Discrimination Employer Liability Issues FEHA Reasonable Accommodation Rental Property Standing Unruh Civil Rights Act

Appellate Court Decision Changes Rules on Healthcare Worker Meal Period

Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center - Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (February 10, 2015) - A statute requires two meal periods for shifts longer than 12 hours. But an order of the...more

3/26/2015 - Employer Liability Issues Healthcare Healthcare Workers Hospitals Rest and Meal Break Wage and Hour

California Supreme Court Reaffirms High Bar for Reversal of Arbitration Decision

Avery Richey v. AutoNation, Inc., et al. - Supreme Court of California (January 29, 2015) - Generally, courts cannot review arbitration awards for errors of fact or law, except as provided for under limited...more

2/16/2015 - Arbitration Burden of Proof Car Dealerships CFRA FMLA Hiring & Firing Medical Leave Reinstatement Termination

Torts – Vicarious Employer Liability – Going and Coming Rule

Torts – Vicarious Employer Liability – Going and Coming Rule - Court Of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (September 10, 2014) - Under the theory of respondeat superior, employers are vicariously liable for...more

10/31/2014 - Appeals Employer Liability Issues Going and Coming Rule Vicarious Liability

Real Estate – Multiple Agents From One Brokerage and Their Fiduciary Obligations

Hiroshi Horiike v. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company, et al - Court of Appeal, Fourth District (April 9, 2014) - In real estate transactions, it is not uncommon for one agent to represent both the...more

5/21/2014 - Appeals Fiduciary Duty Real Estate Agents

Weekly Law Resume: Expert Witness Fees – Voluntary Dismissal after Statutory Offer

Mon Chong Loong Trading Corp. v. Superior Court - California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (July 23, 2013) - California Code of Civil Procedure Section 998 offers to settle cases are a crucial tool in...more

9/24/2013 - Expert Witness Fees Voluntary Dismissals

Employment Law Newsletter: April 2013

Post-Brinker Meal Break Decisions on Class Certification De-Published by California Supreme Court - We have previously reported on the California Supreme Court’s decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v....more

4/17/2013 - Brinker Class Certification Disability Discrimination FEHA Investigations Pregnancy Pregnancy Disability Leave Law Privacy Laws Rest and Meal Break Social Media Social Media Policy Termination

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