Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP

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555 South Flower Street
Forty-Fifth Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States
Phone: 213.542.8000
Fax: 213.542.8100
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Education
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Worker’s Compensation
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  • California
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Are We There Yet? Paving the Way for Autonomous Vehicle Claims

Autonomous or self-driving vehicles (AVs), once confined to the realm of science fiction, are now a reality. Most vehicles on the road today rely on some aspect of autonomous technology. Vehicles of the future will be entirely…more
 /  Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Employer’s Refusal To Allow Rescission of an Employee’s Voluntary Resignation Does Not Constitute Adverse Employment Action Under the FEHA

In Featherstone v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, (No. B275225, filed 4/19/17), the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held absent evidence an employee’s resignation was coerced, an…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Poor Pleading Leads to Loss of Claim for Trespass Due to Relation-Back Doctrine, Statute of Limitations

In Scholes v. Lambirth Trucking Co. (No. C070770, Filed 4/6/2017), the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District held that the relation-back doctrine could not save a property owner’s trespass claim against an…more
 /  Civil Procedure

“To Indemnify, or Not to Indemnify, that is the Question: California Court of Appeal Addresses Active Negligence in Indemnity Provisions”

In California, it is well-established that the extent of a party’s obligation under an indemnity agreement is an issue of contractual interpretation, and it is therefore the intent of the parties that should control. What is the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Legislature's Plenary Power Trumps Constitutional Attacks As Court Upholds IMR Process

A second district of the California Court of Appeal has now upheld utilization review (UR) and independent medical review (IMR) as constitutional means to manage medical treatment in California's workers' compensation system. In…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Affordable Care Act Gets Uncertain Prognosis

After many weeks of lobbying both lawmakers and voters, Republican leaders in Washington struggled to obtain votes for the proposed replacement healthcare legislation known as the American Health Care Act, culminating in heated…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

Public Records Act And The Price Of Privacy: Part 2

In part 1 of this two-part series we discussed how the City of San Jose v. Superior Court (Smith) will forever change the nature of public service. In part 2, we will offer practical suggestions to respond to this change…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Public Records Act And The Price Of Privacy: Part 1

In part 1 of this two-part series we’ll discuss how the City of San Jose v. Superior Court (Smith) will forever change the nature of public service. In part 2, we will offer practical suggestions to respond to this change…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court’s Evolving Approach to Special Education

In Endrew F., et al. v. Douglas County School District (No. 15-827), the Supreme Court of the United States expanded on its long-standing interpretation of the substantive right to a “free appropriate public education” (known as…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Education

Artful Pleading is Insufficient to Evade Application of California’s anti-SLAPP Statute In Cases Involving “Mixed Claims”

In Nancy Lee Sheley v. Linda Harrop (No. C977747, filed 3/20/17) the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District held allegations arising out of a protected activity, as defined in California’s anti-SLAPP…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law

Communications between Counsel and PR Firm Hired by Counsel Held Discoverable

Counsel handling cases involving newsworthy facts and litigation often hire public relations (“PR”) consultants. In Nicholas Behunin v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, 2017 DJDAR 2405 (No. B272225 March 14, 2017) the…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Choice of Law: Hairu Chen v. L.A. Truck Centers, LLC Clears The Air On The Doctrine of Dépeçage

Hairu Chen v. L.A. Truck Centers, LLC (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 18, 2017) 2017 WL 192724 involved an action by several foreigners for wrongful death, negligence, strict products liability, and loss of consortium. Plaintiffs were 10…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Products Liability, Transportation

“Going and Coming Rule”: Employer Not Liable For Accident Caused By Employee On Commute Home Where Employee Had Option To Take Bus Service

In Gail M. Lynn, et al. v. Tatitlek Support Services, Inc., et al., 2017 WL 696008, published February 24, 2017, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, affirmed the trial court’s granting of summary judgment in favor…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Paid Administrative Leave: There Ought To Be A Law

You've had your coffee and you're on your way to the office. You have had a fine career in public service and you're at the pinnacle of your profession. You like your job and privately congratulate yourself for helping people…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Employees Paid on Commission Basis Must Be Compensated Separately for Rest Periods

In Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture, LLC, (No. B269657, filed 2/28/17) the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District held employers must separately compensate their commission based employees for mandatory rest…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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