Issue by: Laurie Yoon Amanda Meleski v. Estate of Albert Hotlen Third Appellate District (Filed November 29, 2018) In a case where the defendant is deceased, California Probate Code §§550 through 555 allow actions “to establish [a] decedent’s liability for which the decedent was protected by insurance” and limits the liability of the decedent’s insurer’s…

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LBL Partner Stilson Prevails in Appeal after LBL Partners LoSavio and Louie Obtain Defense Verdict at Trial in Wrongful Death/Mesothelioma Case Decedent Hubbard died from mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos from asbestos-cement pipe which he experienced when he worked for Fairley Constructors, a contractor specializing in building municipal water systems. Plaintiffs, Hubbard’s wife and…

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Is travel time spent in an employer-provided vehicle loaded with equipment and tools under an optional and voluntary Home Dispatch Program compensable? The California Court of Appeal finds it is not. Plaintiffs are class representatives of current and former employees of Pacific Bell Telephone Company who install and repair video and internet services in customers’…

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