Entries by Peder

Daily Journal Names Vergara Decision Top Appellate Verdict of 2016

In its annual review of the largest and most significant verdicts and appellate reversals in California, The Daily Journal named Altshuler Berzon LLP’s victory in Vergara v. California as the top appellate reversal of 2016. The plaintiffs in Vergara had sued the State of California, several state officials, and three school districts in 2012, alleging […]

District Court Rejects Challenge to Law Prohibiting Unilateral Deductions from Worker Paychecks on Public Work

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California today granted motions to dismiss challenges to California Senate Bill 954 (2016), which prohibits contractors on public work from unilaterally reducing workers’ wages by taking credit for payments to industry advancement funds.  Under Senate Bill 954, contractors may only take credit for industry advancement payments […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP Announces New Associate Andrew Kushner

Altshuler Berzon LLP is pleased to announce that Andrew Kushner will be joining the firm as an associate. Andrew was an outstanding Summer Associate at the firm in 2014, has since graduated from Stanford Law School and clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is currently […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP Announces 2017 Summer Associates

Altshuler Berzon LLP is pleased to announce its 2017 Summer Associates: Rebecca Chan (Yale Law School), Jennifer Davidson (University of Virginia School of Law), Jared Dummitt (Harvard Law School), Melissa Greenberg (Harvard Law School), and John He (University of Michigan Law School). Additionally, Altshuler Berzon LLP congratulates them on accepting post-graduation clerkships with federal judges: […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP Welcomes New Partner Casey Pitts

Altshuler Berzon LLP is pleased to announce that P. Casey Pitts became a member of the partnership on January 1, 2017.  Casey is a 2008 graduate of Yale Law School.  He joined Altshuler Berzon as an associate in 2009 after completing a clerkship with Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

Ninth Circuit Stays District Court Injunction Against California Law that Requires Payment of Prevailing Wages to Ready-Mix Drivers

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a stay of a District Court injunction that prevented enforcement of a new California law that requires suppliers of ready-mix concrete to public work to pay ready-mix drivers at least the prevailing wage. In Allied Concrete v. Baker, a group of ready-mix suppliers assert a constitutional challenge […]

District Court Upholds California Refinery Safety Law

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of California upheld California’s refinery safety law, Senate Bill 54, which allows refineries to use outside construction contractors to perform onsite work only if those contractors use a skilled and trained workforce. The Legislature found that the use of unskilled workers at the refineries is a […]