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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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Duties Owed to All by a Healthcare Provider Sound in Premises Liability, Not Medical Malpractice

In Johnson v. Open Door Community Health Centers, No. A143992, the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Four, recently held that MICRA did not apply where a patient who was attempting to exit a clinic after the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Health, Personal Injury

Montrose III: Appeals Court Rejects “Elective Vertical Stacking,” but Declines to Find “Universal Horizontal Exhaustion” Absent Proof of Policy Wordings

In Montrose Chemical Corp. v. Superior Court (No. B272387; filed 8/31/17) (Montrose III), a California appeals court found that excess insurance is not triggered for continuous and progressive losses until there has been…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Appeals Court Finds Manuscript Additional Insured Endorsements Ambiguous Regarding Completed Operations Coverage for Additional Insured

In Pulte Home Corp. v. American Safety Indemnity Co. (No. D070478; filed 8/30/17), a California appeals court found that manuscript additional insured endorsements on construction subcontractors’ policies were ambiguous…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Insurance

Prevailing HOAs Not Entitled to Attorneys’ Fees in Enforcement Actions Brought Under Davis-Stirling

In Retzloff v. Moulton Parkway Residents’ Ass’n, (2017) Cal. App. LEXIS 727, the Fourth District Court of Appeal considered the novel question of whether attorneys’ fees can be included as part of the cost award to a ‘prevailing…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Residential

Context Is Key in Age Discrimination Cases

In Charles T. Merrick v. Hilton Worldwide, Inc., et. al. (No. 14-56853, filed 8/16/17), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit applied a nuanced analysis within the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting framework…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

CA Supreme Court Rejects Proposed Exceptions to Interim Adverse Judgment Rule Defense to Malicious Prosecution Action

In Parrish v. Latham & Watkins (No. S228277 - August 10, 2017) (“Parrish”), the California Supreme Court examined the “interim adverse judgment rule” in a different context than previous decisions on the subject. The rule…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Employee Given Two Bites of the Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Apple

It is well-established that the workers’ compensation system serves as the exclusive remedy for an employee who suffers injuries arising during the course and scope of employment, including psychiatric injuries. Recently,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Professional Services Exclusion Bars Coverage Where Ordinary Negligence is Inseparably Intertwined With Professional Service

In Energy Ins. Mutual Ltd. v. Ace American Ins. Co. (No. A140656, filed 7/11/17, ord. Pub. 8/10/17), a California appeals court found that a professional services exclusion barred coverage for wrongful death and other claims…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Insurance

A 6 Step Guide to Tribal Consultation Under CEQA

The California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research recently issued a technical advisory aimed at providing guidelines for consultation with Native American tribes under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA),…more
 /  Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples

The Impact of Death on the Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements

In Baker v. Italian Maple Holdings, No. D069797, the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, recently held that an arbitration agreement was enforceable upon its execution and the fact that one signatory died…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

Adult Supervision Needed: Appellate Court Upholds Rule Precluding Negligent Supervision Claims Against Host for Failure to Properly Supervise a Minor Guest

In Jerry Taylor v. Alton Trimble, No. B276732 (2017 WL 3187388 ) (Cal. Ct. App. July 27, 2017), the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District considered the question of under what circumstances a plaintiff can sustain a…more
 /  Civil Procedure

Senators Duel Over Health Care

In his Daily Journal article “Senators Duel Over Health Care,” Partner Michael Parme discussed the outcome of the most recent votes in the health care debate and possible next steps. “While McConnell indicated that the Senate…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

No Conflict in Successive Representation of a Closely-Held Company and Its Insiders Where Insiders Already Possess Company’s Confidential Information

In Beachcomber Management Crystal Cove, LLC v. Superior Court (Salisbury) (No. G054078, filed June 28, 2017; pub. and mod. order July 28, 2017), the Fourth Appellate District granted a writ of mandate vacating a trial court’s…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure

Use It or Lose It: California Court of Appeal Addresses Statutes of Limitations for Latent Construction Defects and Damage to Real Property

The First Appellate District of the California Court of Appeal recently confirmed California’s latent defect statute of limitations, codified in California Code of Civil Procedure section 337.15, bars only claims based on…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Construction Law

ACA Repeal: Deciphering The Path Ahead

The U.S. Senate’s efforts to craft a health care reform bill that would fulfill the promise of dismantling the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been plagued by partisanship, secrecy, disagreement and mixed…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health
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