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Employment Law -- Aug 28, 2013

Employer Liable for Employee’s Drunken Car Accident – After He Got Home - According to a recent California appellate court decision, an employer can be liable for an employee who drank too much at a company party, made...more

Retail Industry Update, No. 2, June 2013: Handling Misconduct By (Someone Else's) Employees

In “Legally Blonde,” Reese Witherspoon’s hairdresser catches the eye of her crush, the sexy delivery driver. In spite of starting with an awkward misfire with the hairdresser smacking the delivery driver in the nose, the...more

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum: Beyond the Alien Tort Statute—Broadly Extending the Presumption Against the Extraterritorial...

Since the Second Circuit decided Filártiga v. Pena-Irala in 1980, plaintiffs have deployed the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) to great effect against multinational corporations. The statute — which had lain dormant since 1789 —...more

Three Point Shot - January 2013

In This Issue: - Take Me Out To the Ball Game, But Keep Me Away From the Flying Hotdogs - Full Court Press Gets Young Women the Right to Play AND Be Cheered - Will Dorsett be able to “Heisman” SER Media?...more

Looking Ahead: Five Developments We’ll be Watching in 2013

As memories of New Year’s Eve fade, and another Inauguration Day winds down in Washington, D.C., it’s time to look ahead and identify key events and emerging trends that we think will help shape the business and human rights...more

Standard CGL Policy "Personal Injury" Coverage Excludes Defense for Housing Discrimination, But Broader Umbrella Policy Provides...

In Federal Insurance Company v. Steadfast Insurance Company, issued September 24, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, held that two primary liability policies that provided “personal injury” coverage...more

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Infringement of Minors' New York Right of Publicity by Facebook "Like" and "Friend Finder" Features

In what may represent a new wave in an interesting challenge to the viral nature of social media marketing, a recently filed putative class action asserts a right of publicity claim against Facebook in connection with the...more

Dividing Attorneys' Fees Pro Rata by Number of Claims May Not be Sufficient

In Harris v. Maricopa Count Superior Court, the Ninth Circuit remanded an attorneys' fee award back to the District Court when defendants and the lower court allocated fees to the prevailing defendant by determining which...more

Can I Be Sued? Legal protections for physician leaders

In this Presentation: *Areas of Risk *Types of Legal Claims Filed *Legal Defenses and Protections *Defensive Measures to Consider in Order to Avoid/Limit Risk Please see full presentation below for more...more

Website Accessibility - Once a Technical Advantage, Now a Point of Vulnerability for Retailers

If your company has a website, you may receive a letter claiming that your site is not accessible to users who are visually impaired. Several advocacy groups are now actively searching for ?noncompliant? websites, hoping to...more

Fenwick Employment Brief

In This Issue: *California Supreme Court Holds Supervisors Not Individually Liable for Retaliation Under FEHA *California Supreme Court Rules on First CFRA Case *NEWS BITES ..Letter to Customers Accusing Former...more

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