Entries by Peder

Altshuler Berzon LLP Updates on Covid-19-Related Developments

Altshuler Berzon LLP has been providing regular updates to clients regarding federal legislative responses to the Covid-19 public health crisis, with a focus on how the legislation affects unions and union members.  Recent updates are available here: Information about Families First Coronavirus Act (March 23, 2020) Information about then-proposed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security […]

Press Release: Preliminary Injunction Mandates Spanish-Language Voter Access in 32 Counties Leading up to Florida Presidential Preference Primary

In the midst of early voting for the Florida Presidential Preference Primary, which takes place on March 17, 2020, legal and community organizations are reminding voters and county representatives that Spanish-language ballots, signage, assistance and related materials are required in 32 Florida counties because of the U.S. District Court’s preliminary injunction order in Rivera Madera […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP Moves to Block Harmful Trump Administration Biological Opinions That Threaten West Coast Salmon and Other Fish Populations on the Verge of Extinction

On March 5, 2020, Altshuler Berzon LLP attorneys moved to preliminarily enjoin new water project operations and block environmental rollbacks adopted by the Trump Administration that will threaten the survival of multiple west coast fish species.  Altshuler Berzon serves as lead counsel to a coalition of fishing groups (including the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s […]

McDonald’s Agrees to Pay $26 Million to Resolve Wage Theft Lawsuit in California

Largest ever wage theft settlement against McDonald’s also includes extensive injunctive relief On March 4, 2020, the L.A. Superior Court granted preliminary approval to a pathbreaking class action settlement in Maria Sanchez, et al. v. McDonald’s Restaurants of California, Inc., et al., that provides $26 million and comprehensive injunctive relief to approximately 38,000 employees of […]

Ninth Circuit Denies Petition for Rehearing in Wal-Mart Truck Driver $55 Million Minimum Wage Case

On February 20, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied Wal-Mart’s petition for rehearing or rehearing en banc in Ridgeway v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., rejecting Wal-Mart’s latest attempt to overturn a $55 million California minimum wage judgment that Altshuler Berzon LLP helped defend on appeal.  The Court’s order denying rehearing is here.  For more […]

Court Approves $13 million Consumer Class Action Settlement in Blair v. Rent-a-Center

On January 24, 2020 the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted final approval of a $13 million dollar settlement to benefit low-income consumers in California who alleged they were overcharged in violation of California’s Karnette Act when purchasing appliances and other household items from defendant Rent-a-Center.  The settlement requires Rent-A-Center to […]