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 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 […]

Federal Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Restoring Voting Rights to Thousands of North Carolinians in Advance of the November 8 Election

The United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina today issued a preliminary injunction requiring the State Board of Elections and three North Carolina counties to restore the voter registrations of approximately 4,000 individuals whose registrations had been cancelled in the final weeks and months before the election based on an alleged […]

Partner Michael Rubin named by Daily Journal as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California 2016”

This month, the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal legal newspapers announced the “Top 100 Lawyers in California 2016.” Altshuler Berzon LLP partner Michael Rubin was featured for the victories he and his colleagues at Altshuler Berzon LLP recently achieved in two groundbreaking cases: the Vergara teacher tenure case, in which the California Court […]

California Supreme Court Denies Review in Vergara

The California Supreme Court today declined to review the California Court of Appeal’s unanimous decision in Vergara et al. v. California et al., Case No. B258589, which reversed a Los Angeles Superior Court decision invalidating five statutes governing the employment of California public school teachers. The Vergara plaintiffs sued the State of California, several state […]