Haight Brown & Bonesteel LLP

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555 South Flower Street
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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

Impaired Property Exclusion Bars Coverage When Loose Bolt Interferes with MRI Unit Operation

In All Green Electric v. Security National Ins. Co. (No. B279456, filed 3/19/18, ord. pub. 4/17/18), a California appeals court ruled that the impaired property exclusion barred coverage for a claim based on the insured’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

New and Further Disability Does Not Extend Temporary Disability Rights

In County of San Diego v. WCAB and Kyle Pike, (D072648, filed 3/6/18), the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, rejected Applicant’s claim that temporary disability benefits are payable more than five years…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Court of Appeal Confirms Privette Doctrine as Applied to Passive Conduct of Property Owner

In Delgadillo v. Television Center, Inc., 2018 No. B270985, the California Court of Appeal examined and refined the Privette doctrine. Mr. Delgadillo worked as a supervisor/window cleaner for a company named Chamberlin…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Proving a Sudden and Extraordinary Employment Injury Must be Rock Solid

In State Compensation Insurance Fund v. WCAB and Jose Guzman, (H044300, filed 1/30/18, publication order 2/23/18), the California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, rejected Applicant’s argument that a psychiatric injury…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Court Holds That Property Insurance Does Not Cover Economic Loss From Purchasing Counterfeit Vintage Wine

In Doyle v. Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. (No. G054197, filed 3/7/18), a California appeals court held that financial loss from purchasing counterfeit vintage wine was not direct and accidental loss or damage to covered property…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Disclosure of Personal Information Leads to Employer and Supervisor Liability

In Delane Hurley v. California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, D070098 (February 21, 2018) plaintiff Hurley recovered damages for intentional and negligent infliction of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Appraiser Declarations Inadmissible When Offered to Challenge the Merits of an Appraisal Award

In Khorsand v. Liberty Mutual Fire Ins. Co. (No. B280273, filed 2/27/18), a California appeals court affirmed an appraisal award favorable to a homeowners insurer, ruling that it was improper to admit as evidence in opposition…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Due Process Does Not Require Disclosure of Independent Medical Reviewer

Zuniga v. WCAB (Interactive Trucking, Inc.), 2018 A143290 confirms that Labor Code Section 4610.6(f) prevents the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board from ordering an Independent Medical Review (IMR) organization from disclosing…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Ninth Circuit: Speculative Injuries Do Not Confer Article III Standing

As Dwight Schrute of hit NBC show “The Office” said, “identity theft is not a joke, Jim! Millions of families suffer every year!” In response, Congress has passed a variety of legislation over the years aimed at curbing identity…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Open & Known Hazards Under the Kinsman Exception to Privette

Gonzalez v. Mathis, 2018 WL 718528 confirms the difficulties a defendant will face when trying to overcome the Kinsman exception to the Privette doctrine on a dispositive motion when dealing with an open and obvious hazard…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Appellate Court Endorses Discretionary Test for Vicarious Disqualification of Law Firms Due To New Attorney’s Conflict

In California Self-Insurer’s Security Fund et al. v. The Superior Court of Orange County (1/26/2018 – No. G054981), the Fourth Appellate District considered whether vicarious disqualification of a law firm is mandatory or…more
 /  Civil Procedure

CA Supreme Court: Right to Repair Act (SB 800) is the Exclusive Remedy for Residential Construction Defect Claims – So Now What?

A torrent of alerts have been flooding e-mail inboxes regarding the California Supreme Court’s decision in McMillin v. Superior Court, to reverse the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company v. Brookfield Crystal Cove LLC (2013) case,…more
 /  Construction Law

Employee Denied Attorney’s Fees Despite Establishing that His Termination was Substantially Motivated by His Disabilities

In William Bustos v. Global P.E.T, Inc., et al. (Cal Ct. App., Dec. 22, 2017, No. E065869), William Bustos brought a disability discrimination action against his former employers, Global P.E.T., Inc. and Global Plastics, Inc…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Court Confirms that Potential Conflicts Do Not Trigger Right to Independent “Cumis” Counsel

In Centex Homes v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co. (No. C081266, filed 1/22/18), a California appeals court confirmed that an insured’s speculation about possible or potential conflicts do not require appointment of independent…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Employee’s Decision To Forego Certain Damages Against Third-Party Does Not Diminish Employer’s Recovery Rights

In Duncan v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Cert. for Pub. on 12/13/17, No. G054220), the California Court of Appeal held that a plaintiff-employee is not entitled to reduce her employer’s lien to recover paid temporary disability,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation
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