Best Best & Krieger LLP

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300 South Grand Ave
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Los Angeles, CA 90071 , United States
Phone: (951) 826-8480
Fax: (951) 686-3083
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
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  • Finance & Banking
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Right to Seek Injunctive Relief Cannot be Waived by Arbitration Provision - Arbitration Agreement does not Provide Shield from General Contract Defenses

An arbitration agreement preventing individuals from seeking injunctive relief was void as contrary to California public policy and could not be enforced under California law, the California Supreme Court recently determined in…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Best in Law: How to Keep Business Secrets Secret - Partner D. Brian Reider Writes About NDAs for the Press-Enterprise

Sooner or later, every business encounters the same problem: A situation arises where vital, confidential information must be disclosed to someone outside the company. It may be the result of a negotiation over the possible sale…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

California Legislature Proposes State Overtime Bill - Measure is Similar to Federal Rule That Was Put on Hold by Court

A Texas federal court’s halting of the enforcement of a new federal overtime rule that increases the salary threshold to be considered an exempt employee on Nov. 22, 2016, has received ample press. Under the new Department of…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

National League of Cities Releases Guide on Preparing for Autonomous Vehicles

The National League of Cities just released “Autonomous Vehicles: A Policy Preparation Guide,” giving municipalities a much-needed resource around tracking legislative developments and having a voice in the policy discussion…more
 /  Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

City and Police Officer Victorious in Malicious Prosecution and Seizure Case

Best Best & Krieger LLP attorneys Christopher Pisano and Dana Vessey prevailed on a motion for summary judgment on behalf of the City of Colton and one of its police officers in a case that stemmed from a complicated story about…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Products Liability

CPUC Rulemaking Opens Door to Revisit Impacts of Wireless in Public Rights of Way - Local Governments Should Respond by May 3

The California Public Utilities Commission just opened a proceeding that may redefine the rights of wireless providers and wireless infrastructure providers to use utility poles and public rights of way. In addition, the CPUC…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Energy & Utilities, Science, Computers, & Technology, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

California Small Cell Bill Curtails Local Discretionary Review and Rates - Local Governments Need to Voice Their Concerns Before April 26 Hearing

Local governments should take action to oppose a California bill that will drastically curtail local discretionary authority over small cell deployments and mandate use of public property such as street light poles at regulated…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Conflict of Laws

Local Government in the Crosshairs

While Washington’s promise of a trillion dollar infrastructure program is providing a distraction, a closer examination reveals localities and local infrastructure are under attack across the board. The assault on local…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Final California Water Conservation Plan and Proposed Legislation Released - Urban Water Suppliers Face Far-Reaching Consequences

Urban water suppliers would face significant new requirements under water conservation and drought resiliency legislation proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation, released in the form of budget trailer bill language late…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

School Districts not Exempt from Paying Assessments to Fund Flood Control Services - California Appellate Court Finds Constitutional Mandate Supersedes Statutory Exemption

An assessment to fund flood control and drainage services imposed by a county reclamation district on a school district was upheld Friday by a California appellate court. The court found that the trial court erred in declining…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Education, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

McDonald’s Corp. Dismissed from Suit Over Wage Violations at Franchises - Ostensible Agency Theory Rejected by Court

A class action attempt to establish joint employer liability between franchisor McDonald’s Corporation and its franchisee for allegedly unpaid wages through an ostensible agency theory was brought to an end recently by a federal…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

Riverside County Issues RFP for Broadband Infrastructure

Riverside County has issued a Request for Participants, seeking private companies who are willing to partner with the County and build out wireline and wireless broadband infrastructure to provide high-speed, broadband Internet…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Indigenous Peoples, Science, Computers, & Technology

Land Use and Marijuana: How We Got Here

In the wake of Proposition 64’s passage, California local governments may find themselves questioning how to apply land use laws to marijuana legalization. The Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), which…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Joint Employer Relationship Between Contractors and Subcontracts Redefined by a Federal Appeals Court

Sweeping changes were made recently by a federal appeals court to the joint employer standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act that make it difficult for a contractor to avoid being considered a joint employer with its…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

“Honorably Retired” for California Police Officer Defined by Court

Among the many benefits bestowed on the brave men and women who honorably retire after serving behind the badge is the right to carry a concealed weapon in public. Owing to federal law, this right extends to every jurisdiction…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts
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