June 26, 2014 | Author: Laura S. Flynn Issue By: Laura S. Flynn Fernando Ruiz, et al. v. Affinity Logistics Corp. United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (June 16, 2014) The causes of action that can be asserted against an employer often depend on whether the plaintiff is considered an employee or…

June 19, 2014 | Author: David L. Blinn Issue By: David L. Blinn Hartford Casualty Insurance Co. v Swift Distribution, Inc. California Supreme Court (June 12, 2014) Commercial liability policies provide coverage for “personal and advertising injury.” This term typically includes coverage for claims involving trade disparagement of a competing business or product. This case…

June 12, 2014 | Author: David L. Blinn Issue By: David L. Blinn E.J. Franks Construction, Inc. v Bhupinder K. Sahota, et al. Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District (June 5, 2014) The purpose of the Contractors’ State License Law (Business & Professions Code sections 7000 et seq.) is to “protect the public from incompetent…

June 05, 2014 | Author: James F. Regan Issue By: James F. Regan Gregory Worsham v. O’Connor Hospital, et. al. Court of Appeal, Sixth District (May 20, 2014) The Elder Abuse Act (“Act”) does not apply to simple or gross negligence by health care providers. This case considered whether the level of training and staffing…

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