By Andrea Nocito | Published March 20, 2020 | |
Deploying Force Majeure Clauses in the Age of COVID-19 As a result of the continuing coronavirus pandemic more commonly referred to as COVID-19, nearly a dozen county public health departments across California including seven counties in the San Francisco Bay Area have issued a shelter-in-place order (“Order” or “Orders”) lasting through at least April 7, Read MoreRead More
It can be unsettling and a little hurtful when, despite the fact that you treat your employees really well, one of them brings a lawsuit against you. Having a lawsuit brought against you can compromise the integrity of your business. While it can be difficult to remain calm in the face of an employee lawsuit, Read MoreRead More
In 2008, right before the housing market crashed, a middle-aged couple in Carlsbad, California sued their real estate agent for misrepresenting their home’s value. They bought the home for $1.2 million at the height of the housing boom, but the housing market crash was soon to follow and many homes in their neighborhood were selling Read MoreRead More
There are likely few people who have not heard of the phenomenon known as “ridesharing.” The concept of calling for a ride from a complete stranger is not a new one (i.e. Taxi service), but with new technology came what many called a massive improvement in available services for riders. Within a very short Read MoreRead More
Sexual harassment is a serious allegation and one that a company’s leadership cannot ignore, even if the alleged harasser is the founder of the organization. As many companies discover, the unfortunate truth is that a problem ignored only makes matters worse for both employees and leadership. There are steps that a company can take Read MoreRead More
More and more in today’s modern business world, companies are seeking to resolve their disputes in a more amicable setting than the traditional courtroom. Litigation has proven itself throughout history to be costly in terms of both money and time and does not guarantee the parties an acceptable outcome. It is in the area Read MoreRead More
The latest update in what is turning into an extended legal battle in the California court system is that the drivers suing rideshare company Uber have been authorized to proceed as a class. While the war is far from over, the latest ruling in this case has been a ‘win’ for the plaintiff drivers in Read MoreRead More
The delivery giant FedEx has recently agreed to a $227 million settlement for a class action lawsuit involving more than 2,000 past and present employees in California. The case stemmed from accusations that the company was misclassifying their workers as independent contractors and subsequently denying them certain pay and benefits. Once ratified by the court, Read MoreRead More
One of the most popular health trends today is the wearable health tracking device. Now, one fitness tracking company is suing another for allegedly strategically luring away employees in a deliberate attempt to steal trade secret information. Jawbone is suing its rival Fitbit in a lawsuit for trade secret misappropriation filed in a San Francisco Read MoreRead More
With the advent of companies like Uber and Lyft, the number ofon-demand service companies has been increasing dramatically. However, lawsuits filed against these companies regarding the status of their workers and overtime may bring a stop to the way that they do business. Lawsuits against the rideshare companies Lyft and Uber are already pending, and Read MoreRead More
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