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United States: California Supreme Court: ABC Test For Contractors Applies Retroactively - Holland & Knight

The California Supreme Court in Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc. ruled on Jan. 14, 2021, that its decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court 4 Cal. 5th 903...
Tags: News, United States, Holland, California Supreme Court, Superior Court, Vazquez, Dynamex Operations West Inc, Jan Pro Franchising International Inc


United States: California Independent Contractor Classification Becomes Even More Thorny, As California Supreme Court Holds Strict ABC Test Applies Retroactively - Proskauer Rose LLP

On January 14, 2021, the California Supreme Court decided, at the request of the Ninth Circuit, that its decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, 4 Cal.5th 903 (2018) applies...
Tags: News, United States, California Supreme Court, Superior Court, Ninth Circuit, Proskauer Rose LLP, Dynamex Operations West Inc


Judge won’t dismiss sentencing enhancements in Woodland Hills murder case

A judge rejected a bid Tuesday, Jan. 19, by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office to dismiss special-circumstance allegations that could result in a life prison term without the possibility of parole for a woman charged, with her accused lover, in the stabbing death of her husband, a prominent hairdresser, at his Woodland Hills home four years ago. Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen’s decision in the case of Monica Sementilli, 49, and Robert Louis Baker, 58, marks the latest in a serie...
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United States: The ABCs Of Independent Contractor Classification: California Supreme Court Holds Strict Independent Contractor Test Applies Retroactively - Proskauer Rose LLP

On January 14, 2021, the California Supreme Court decided, at the request of the Ninth Circuit, that its decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, 4 Cal.5th 903 (2018) applies retroactively.
Tags: News, United States, California Supreme Court, Superior Court, Ninth Circuit, Proskauer Rose LLP, Dynamex Operations West Inc


Facebook revamps ‘Access Your Information’ tool to better break down, explain data usage

Facebook today is rolling out an update to its Access Your Information tool with the goal of making the tool easier to both use and navigate, as well as better explain how and why that data is used. The new version of the tool has been visually redesigned, and now further breaks down the viewable information across eight different categories instead of just two. The tool had first launched in 2018 in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, when the personal data of up to 87 million Facebook...
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Newsom Calls For State Capitol Flags To Fly At Half-Staff In Honor Of Fallen U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Gov. Gavin Newsom said the flags over the California State Capitol will fly at half-staff Sunday in honor of fallen U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died from injuries a day after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the building as lawmakers began to certify Joe Biden’s election win. Several people have already been arrested or identified through photos from the riot. The Department of Justice announced charges against 17 people in federal court and dozens of ot...
Tags: Politics, News, Cbs News, Local, Sacramento, Joe Biden, Cbs, Department Of Justice, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Capitol, Superior Court, Newsom, US Capitol, California State Capitol, Sacramento News


"Thirteen Charged in Federal Court Following Riot at the United States Capitol; Approximately 40 charged in Superior Court"

The title of this post is the heading of this new DOJ press release.  Here are excerpts: Thirteen individuals have been charged so far in federal court in the District of Columbia related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. In addition to those who have been charged, additional complaints have been submitted and investigations are ongoing. “The lawless destruction of the U.S. Capitol building was an attack against one of our Nation’s greatest ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Fbi, District Of Columbia, Doj, Capitol, Superior Court, ATF, Christopher Wray, U S Capitol, United States Capitol, Douglas A Berman, Regina Lombardo, Michael Sherwin


Canada: Superior Court Of Quebec Rules PMPRB Regime Is Constitutional But Strikes Disclosure Of Third Party Rebates - Fasken

In a much anticipated decision which will likely have a substantial impact on the pharmaceutical industry in Canada, Justice Picard upheld the existing law governing...
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What is going on with bail and DA Gascon? Ask the lawyer

Q: I have two questions. First, what is the legal basis for new Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon to establish “zero bail” even though Proposition 25 was defeated. Also, have the counties stopped setting bail now? -M.N., Torrance Ron Sokol A: Proposition 25 on the November 2020 ballot sought to replace cash bail with risk assessments for detained suspects awaiting trial. It was defeated, but  the newly elected Los Angeles County D.A. supports the concept of no cash bail. Kee...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Superior Court, Manhattan Beach, George Gascon, Gascon, Ron Sokol, Torrance Ron Sokol, Ask the Lawyer, DA Gascon


Wary of coronavirus, L.A. Catholic cathedral sees smaller turnout for indoor Christmas Mass

It wasn’t the usual Christmas Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 25, with only several dozen people attending each indoor service in a church that can typically welcome thousands of parishioners. Public health officials have asked that people attend Mass remotely or in outdoor settings while the coronavirus pandemic rages on. But the county recently modified its order to permit indoor religious services, and the decided this week to allow ch...
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Wary of coronavirus, L.A. Catholics see smaller turnout for indoor Christmas Mass

It wasn’t the usual Christmas Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 25, with only several dozen people attending each indoor service in a church that can typically welcome thousands of parishioners. Public health officials have asked that people attend Mass remotely or in outdoor settings while the coronavirus pandemic rages on. But the county recently modified its order to permit indoor religious services, and the decided this week to allow ch...
Tags: Florida, News, California, Angels, Christmas, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Local News, Trump, U S Supreme Court, Gomez, Superior Court, Jose H Gomez, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels


Health officials collectively hold breath as holidays threaten to worsen coronavirus surge

As Los Angeles County hospitals fill rapidly with COVID-19 cases, often beyond the ability to immediately find patient beds, health officials today fretfully awaited another holiday weekend that threatens to spread the virus even further, potentially leaving medical centers completely overrun. So far, the deaths of 6,499 people in L.A. County have been attributed to COVID-19. The county on Thursday, Dec. 24, set another single-day record for COVID-19 fatalities — 148 — having broken the record a...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Religion, US, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Pasadena, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County


NBA commissioner: ‘A presumption of innocence’ as league investigates Clippers

NBA commissioner Adam Silver cautioned that the league is giving the Clippers the benefit of the doubt as they investigate allegations made in a lawsuit filed last week regarding the team’s recruitment of All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard in 2019. “We take due process incredibly seriously in this league,” Silver said during a conference call with reporters on Monday, a day before the start of the 2020-21 season. “And while it’s our job to investigate when allegations are made, there’s always a pres...
Tags: La, Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Silver, Staples Center, Toronto Raptors, Southern California, Adam Silver, Buchanan, Clippers, All Star, Superior Court


LADWP lawsuit plaintiff sues city of LA over massive billing case

LOS ANGELES — A man who sued the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power over inaccurate utility billings filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday against the city over the way in which the city attorney’s office handled the case. Antwon Jones, who was a plaintiff in a settlement in 2017 when the DWP was forced to give refunds to customers after a massive billing snafu, claims that city officials used him as an “unwitting pawn” and conspired with Paradis Law Group, which he retained during the ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, California, La, California News, Los Angeles, City, Sport, Soccer, Pwc, Ohio, Local News, Jones, Dwp, Peters


Shades of 2003 as Newsom comes under increasing scrutiny

“I don’t like this,” then-Governor Gray Davis told NBC’s Today show, “It’s bad for democracy.” The year was 2003 and Davis was fighting with the people of California to keep his job. Even though it was less than a year since he had won re-election, voters had signed recall petitions with a speed and intensity that shocked political observers. Time magazine wondered why Californians would spend $60 million to recall a governor “who has not committed any malfeasance and whose major sin was hiding ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Rocklin, Time Magazine, Pasadena, California Supreme Court, Yuba City, University Of California, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom


‘NorCal Rapist’ Roy Waller Sentenced To 898 Years In Prison

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Tags: Crime, News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Turlock, Roseville, Cbs, North Carolina, Superior Court, NorCal, Waller, Sacramento News, NorCal Rapist, Marissa Perlman


Sentencing Hearing Underway For ‘NorCal Rapist’ Roy Waller

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Tags: News, California, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Turlock, Roseville, Cbs, North Carolina, Northern California, Superior Court, NorCal, Waller, Sacramento News, NorCal Rapist, Marissa Perlman


‘NorCal Rapist’ Roy Waller To Be Sentenced Friday

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Roy Waller, a convicted serial rapist who terrorized Northern California for over 15 years will learn his punishment in a Sacramento courtroom Friday. Roy Waller, who’s also known as the “NorCal Rapist”, faces life in prison. He was convicted on November 18 on 46 counts stemming from nine rape incidents between 1991 and 2006. The last attacks happened in Sacramento. He was linked to the crimes through DNA and genetic genealogy, the same technique investigators used to identi...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Northern California, Superior Court, NorCal, Waller, Sacramento News, NorCal Rapist, Marissa Perlman, Roy Waller, Burger Plavan


NBA investigating Clippers, Jerry West over Kawhi Leonard recruitment allegations

The NBA is investigating allegations made in a lawsuit filed this week against Jerry West and the Clippers accusing the Hall of Famer and the team for which he consults with breach of contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. On Monday, Johnny Wilkes filed a lawsuit in L.A. Superior Court that claims West promised to pay him $2.5 million for his help in 2019 recruiting star forward Kawhi Leonard, money that wasn’t paid. According to the complaint, because Wilkes expected t...
Tags: Sports, Sport, West, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Southern California, Dennis, Paul George, Clippers, Robertson, Superior Court, Kawhi Leonard, Jerry West, Hall of Famer, Leonard


San Diego strip club says COVID can’t make it close

By JULIE WATSON | Associated Press SAN DIEGO — A San Diego strip club kept on offering live adult entertainment over the weekend despite a warning from California’s attorney general, who has vowed to take legal action if the business does not close to comply with the state’s stay-at-home order that was issued this month. Jason Saccuzzo, the lawyer for Pacers Showgirls International, said Monday that a court order issued last month makes it clear the business is protected from restrictions issued...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, California, US, California News, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, San Diego County, Southern California, Superior Court, Pacers, LA County, San Diego Superior Court, Julie Watson


Opinion analysis: Court throws out challenge to Delaware rules on bipartisanship in judiciary

The Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out a challenge to a Delaware constitutional provision requiring that appointments to the state’s major courts reflect a political balance. The justices unanimously agreed that John Adams, the Delaware lawyer contesting the requirement, lacks a legal right to sue, known as standing, because he did not show that he was “able and ready” to apply for a judgeship on one of the Delaware courts. The justices did not reach the merits of Adams’ case, raising the pros...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Republican Party, John Adams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Delaware, Adams, Democratic Party, Sonia Sotomayor, Howe, Superior Court, U S Court of Appeals, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, 3rd Circuit


AZ GOP Chair Says Trump Called Her Up After Court Smacked Down Election Challenge

Arizona Republican Party chair Kelli Ward on Wednesday gleefully touted that President Trump called her up that morning asking her for an “update” on her party’s efforts to challenge the state’s election results. The presidential call came a day after the state’s Supreme Court swatted down her challenge to void President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Ward sought to have a judge in Maricopa County Superior Court void Biden’s 10,457-vote win in Arizona. In her claim, Ward challenged the signature verif...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Arizona, Warner, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Ward, Superior Court, Arizona Supreme Court, Maricopa County, Maricopa County Superior Court, Arizona Republican Party


Judge says LA County acted ‘arbitrarily’ closing outdoor dining in tentative ruling

In a tentative ruling issued Tuesday, Dec. 8, a judge said Los Angeles County acted “arbitrarily” and without a proper “risk-benefit” analysis when it closed all outdoor dining at restaurants to reportedly slow the spread of the coronavirus. Still, because of the state’s overriding regional stay-at-home order, which includes an in-person dining ban, “outdoor restaurant dining in the county cannot reopen at this time,” Superior Court Judge James Chalfant said in a 53-page tentative decision. “By ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, SEC, Disneyland, Pasadena, Mark Geragos, Los Angeles County, Superior Court, Dole, LA County, City News Service, Buena Vista Street, James Chalfant, Chalfant


Feud over whether San Fernando Valley landowner’s property is dump or park ends, for now

The clock is ticking for Wayne Fishback. Will he appeal a Los Angeles Superior Court judge’s October ruling that orders him to permanently stop what officials say is the public nuisance happening on Fishback’s giant swath of property in the hills above the northwestern San Fernando Valley? It’s not an unfamiliar position for Fishback, who has managed to confound local officials, environmental activists and neighbors for years, as the armies of dumptrucks hauling chunks of broken rock and rebar f...
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Canada: The Pandemic Sparked Interest In Chess - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

The Superior Court followed prior decisions in confirming that the putative class members were bound by their respective collective bargaining agreements,...
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LA County tramples over liberty, economy with outdoor dining ban

The difference between public health and public relations is that one pertains to health and one pertains to persuasion. The latest decrees in the government’s ongoing emergency management of the COVID-19 threat seem aimed at sacrificing the restaurant industry on the altar of public relations, targeting an industry that’s easy to abuse because it can’t exist without health permits and liquor licenses. Gov. Gavin Newsom has imposed a curfew on virtually the entire population of California, annou...
Tags: California, Cdc, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Pasadena, Gavin Newsom, McDonald, Los Angeles County, Superior Court, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, LA County, Gelson


Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

One Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe. It’s a summary of all appeals as well as leaves to appeal granted so you will know what the SCC will soon be dealing with (October 10 – November 20, 2020 inclusive). Oral Judgments Criminal Law: Jury Challenges R. v. Chouhan, 2020 ONCA 40; 2020 SCC (39062) The ...
Tags: Law, Court, Canada, Court of appeal, Quebec, Antigua, Matta, Reliance, Brown, Reilly, Riley, RCMP, Christopher, Abella, Superior Court, Babos


Eddie Delahoussaye urges jockeys’ input on horse racing rules

No less an authority than retired Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye says horse racing is going to put itself out of business if it’s not careful. He claims regulatory boards in California and New Jersey are going to drive the gamblers away from the sport with their new whip restrictions. Horse racing can’t survive without the bettors. “Those gamblers, if they see you’re not trying, they’ll just quit the game. They won’t bet,” the 69-year-old Delahoussaye said in a 30-minute telephone interv...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, New Jersey, Horse racing, Lafayette, Eddie, Hall of Fame, Kentucky Derby, Mike Smith, Superior Court, Workman, Santa Anita, John Velazquez, Art Wilson


Canada: Ontario, Canada: Court Reminds Employers Termination Provisions That Could Possibly Violate ESA In The Future Are Unenforceable - Littler Mendelson

In Rutledge v. Canaan Construction Inc., 2020 ONSC 4246, Ontario's Superior Court held, rather surprisingly, that a termination provision in an employment contract that has even a remote...
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Canada: Ontario, Canada: Court Reminds Employers Termination Provisions That Could Possibly Violate ESA In The Future Are Unenforceable - Littler - Canada

In Rutledge v. Canaan Construction Inc., 2020 ONSC 4246, Ontario's Superior Court held, rather surprisingly, that a termination provision in an employment contract that has even a remote...
Tags: News, Canada, Ontario, Superior Court, Ontario Canada, Rutledge, Canaan Construction Inc