Monthly Archives: July 2014

Notification Requirements Following Unauthorized Disclosure of Computerized Data Stored by Insurers.

In a recent new bulletin, the California Insurance Commissioner addressed the issue of notice requirements after a breach of security information or improper disclosure of personal information by insurers, insurance producers, and other interested persons. Advertisements

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California Court Finds that Delegation Clauses within Arbitration Agreements Can Be Enforceable

By Steven Markowitz  In the aftermath of the United States Supreme Court case, AT&T Mobility, LLC v. Concepcion, (2011) 131 S. Ct. 1740 (“Concepcion”) California courts have begun revising state law regarding the enforceability of contractual arbitration clauses, including in the … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court to Determine if Elder Abuse Can Occur on an Outpatient Basis

Currently pending before the California Supreme Court is the case of Winn v. Pioneer Medical Group, Inc.(2013) 216 Cal.App.4th 875 wherein the Court will determine if a health care provider can commit neglect within the meaning of the Elder Abuse … Continue reading

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Can an Employer Deduct Sleep Time From Hours Worked?

Security guard employees frequently raise issues before the courts. The job often requires long shifts, no breaks, and on-call hours. This can result in many questions for employers seeking to comply with employment laws. Currently pending before the California Supreme … Continue reading

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Engineers May be Liable to Third Parties Absent Privity

Engineers may be held liable for damage they proximately cause to third parties as a result of their negligence. This is true even if the engineer does not have a contractual relationship with the third party.

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