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Labor and Employment Law
May 22 | Labor and Employment Law
On May 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court held, in a 5-4 decision, that arbitration agreements which mandate individualized resolution of claims (as opposed to class or collective resolution) are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA").
Insurance Coverage
May 10 | Insurance Coverage
Insurers often claim that only the named insured can satisfy a policy's self-insured retention, but insurers do not always get their way. Courts are reluctant to relieve insurers of their obligations due to a named insured's insolvency and often look for reasons to allow other parties to satisfy the self-insured retention.
Business Litigation
Apr 12 | Business Litigation
In a win for residential developers seeking an alternative forum to resolve construction-defect claims, the Nevada Supreme Court rules that arbitration agreements in CC&Rs are enforceable.
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Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
May 22 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
On May 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court held, in a 5-4 decision, that arbitration agreements which mandate individualized resolution of claims (as opposed to class or collective resolution) are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA").
Publication, Insurance Coverage
May 10 | Publication, Insurance Coverage
Insurers often claim that only the named insured can satisfy a policy's self-insured retention, but insurers do not always get their way. Courts are reluctant to relieve insurers of their obligations due to a named insured's insolvency and often look for reasons to allow other parties to satisfy the self-insured retention.
Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
May 01 | Legal Alert, Labor and Employment Law
The California Supreme Court has taken a significant step away from the long-used multifactor test to determine whether individual workers are employees or independent contractors, and toward a test that presumes workers in California are employees as opposed to independent contractors.
Article, Labor and Employment Law
Apr 24 | Article, Labor and Employment Law
The 2018 General Session of the Utah Legislature saw significant developments in some areas of employment law, while in other areas Salt Lake City or other states implemented changes that may point to further action in future legislative sessions.
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Apr 19 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month’s two key California employment law cases are both significant decisions involving wage and hour laws.
Publication, Insurance Coverage
Apr 17 | Publication, Insurance Coverage
Insurers treat it as a given that their policies do not cover punitive damages, and insureds often mistakenly accept that premise, but there are circumstances in which punitive damages may be covered.
Legal Alert, Business Litigation
Apr 12 | Legal Alert, Business Litigation
In a win for residential developers seeking an alternative forum to resolve construction-defect claims, the Nevada Supreme Court rules that arbitration agreements in CC&Rs are enforceable.
Article, Labor and Employment Law
Mar 21 | Article, Labor and Employment Law
On February 8, 2018, Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley found that couriers for the tech/food delivery service company GrubHub were properly classified as independent contractors.
Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
Mar 07 | Case Summary, Labor and Employment Law
This month's key California employment law cases both involve privacy in the workplace.

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