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Labor and Employment Law
2021 | Labor and Employment Law
On Dec. 15, the United States Supreme Court agreed to take up what promises to be the most consequential PAGA case in nearly a decade.
Insurance Coverage
2021 | Insurance Coverage
On Oct. 28, 2021, the Nevada Supreme Court in Zurich American Insurance Company v.. Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company, 137 Nev. Adv. Op. 66, held that an insured can rely on extrinsic facts to show that an insurer has a duty to defend the insured, as long as the facts were available to the insurer at the time the insured tendered the claim. The court also held that an insured has the burden of proving that an exception to an exclusion in an insurance policy applies to create a duty to defend.
Business Litigation
2021 | Business Litigation
The Federal No Surprises Act goes into effect on January 1, 2022 and contains provisions designed to protect insured patients from unexpected hospital and physician bills when they receive emergency services in an out of network hospital. Unfortunately, the interim final rules issued by the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health and Human Services purport to impose significant restrictions on provider reimbursement that contravene clear statutory language.
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Publication, Labor and Employment Law
2006 | Publication, Labor and Employment Law
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Laura Fleming published "Remedial Human Resources for Small Businesses - A Comprehensive Introductory Survey Primer for Employers " in the Orange County Lawyer, the official publication of the Orange County Bar Association.
Article, Insurance Coverage
2005 | Article, Insurance Coverage
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This article identifies several potential land-mines under claims-made liability policies and suggests strategies for dealing with them.
Publication, Business Litigation
2005 | Publication, Business Litigation
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Daniel Livingston published "Pre-Dispute Arbitration Waivers after Grafton Partners - Pre-Dispute Waiver of the Jury Right Just Became More Difficult in California" in Orange County Lawyer.
Article, Insurance Coverage
2005 | Article, Insurance Coverage
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The following is a simple checklist that every litigator should follow when representing a client in litigation.
Publication, Insurance Coverage
2005 | Publication, Insurance Coverage
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Kelby Van Patten authored "Did You Know You Were Litigating an Insurance Law Case?" published in Nevada Lawyer.
Interview, Labor and Employment Law
2004 | Interview, Labor and Employment Law
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