Sunday, November 17, 2019

California Supreme Court Rejects ‘New Project’ Test

The California Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that subsequent changes to a development project which has already been subject to review under the California...

Split Appeals Court Decision Upholds Cap-and-Trade Revenues

In a 2-1 ruling, the 3rd District Court of Appeal has upheld the state’s practice of auctioning greenhouse gas (GHG) emission allowances to raise...

Class Action Settlement Doesn’t Prevent 2nd Lawsuit

An employee who was a member of a wage-and-hour class action settlement with her employer, is able to pursue a subsequent lawsuit against her...

Reporting to Work: No Physical Presence Required

Last week, the Second District California Court of Appeal ruled that on-call employees are entitled to reporting time pay if they are required to...

U.S. High Court Reverses Equal Pay Case; Judge Can’t Adjudicate from Beyond Grave

The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a Ninth Circuit court case because the judge who wrote the opinion died before the opinion was issued...

CalChamber Files Lawsuit to End Prop.65 Warnings for Acrylamide

On behalf of its members, the California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit on October 7 to stop the multitude of Proposition 65 warnings...

California Chief Justice Recaps Progress on Civil Justice Reform, Ongoing Challenges

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye (Photo Courtesy Judicial Council of California) In an address to the California Legislature last week, California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye...

CalChamber in Court: Court Issues Employer-Friendly Ruling on Sexual Harassment/Franchisor Liability

The California Supreme Court ruled on August 28 that a franchisor can’t be held vicariously liable for unlawful conduct by a franchisee’s employee, where...

Independent Contractor Test Applies Retroactively

Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that the test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor, established by last year’s California...

California Has One of Worst Lawsuit Climates in Country, Business Survey Shows

California has one of the worst lawsuit climates in the country, affecting companies’ decisions on whether to do business in the state, according to...

High Court Ruling Raises Questions on Passage of Local Special Taxes

How many voters does it take to pass a local special tax? Since Proposition 13 in 1978, voters have had the final say on local...

State Supreme Court Ruling Protects Employers, Preserves Workers’ Comp Exclusivity

The California Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of employers, finding that an employee’s tort claims against a doctor who reviewed workers’ compensation cases...

California Ranks as No. 1 ‘Judicial Hellhole’

California has landed atop the “Judicial Hellholes” list again, according to the latest ranking of the “most unfair” civil litigation courts by the American...