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Altshuler Berzon LLP Files Consolidated Class Action Complaint Against Bank of America and Motion for Preliminary Injunction Seeking Immediate Relief for Tens of Thousands of Unemployment Benefits Recipients Denied Access to Their Benefit Payments

On April 1, 2021, Altshuler Berzon LLP, together with co-counsel Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP, filed a Consolidated Class Action Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction against Bank of America, N.A., seeking immediate relief for tens of thousands of California unemployment benefits recipients who have been denied access to their public benefits as a result […]

Unions File Briefs and Evidence in Support of California’s Crucial COVID-19 Workplace Protections

On January 19, 2021, Altshuler Berzon LLP filed amicus briefs and evidence to support emergency regulations adopted by Cal-OSHA in November 2020 to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the State, in two cases brought to overturn those regulations. Altshuler Berzon LLP represents, and filed the amicus briefs on behalf of, a multi-union coalition comprising […]

Service Employees International Union, Drivers, and Consumer File Constitutional Challenge to Proposition 22

On Thursday, February 11, 2021, the Service Employees International Union (“SEIU”), SEIU California, three drivers, and a consumer filed a constitutional challenge to Proposition 22, the November 2020 ballot measure that purported to exempt, from California’s labor and employment protections, drivers who work for transportation and delivery companies like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and Instacart.  These […]

Alaska State Employees Association Defeats Alaska Governor’s Attempt to Undermine Public Employee Collective Bargaining and Interfere with Union Membership

On February 8, 2021, the Alaska State Superior Court delivered a complete victory to the Alaska State Employees Association, AFSCME Local 52 (“ASEA”) in a dispute with the State of Alaska about the deduction of voluntary union membership dues. In 2019, Alaska’s Governor Michael Dunleavy and now-former Attorney General Kevin Clarkson announced that the State […]

Settlement of Voting Rights Act Litigation Ensures Spanish-Language Ballots, Election Materials, and Assistance in 31 Florida Counties for Ten Years

On February 1, 2021, voting rights advocates represented by Altshuler Berzon LLP entered a 10-year settlement agreement with 31 Florida county Supervisors of Elections to provide Spanish-language ballots, election materials, and oral assistance to help ensure that Spanish-speaking voters educated in Puerto Rico and protected by Section 4(e) of the federal Voting Rights Act can […]

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Bank of America on Behalf of Defrauded Unemployment Benefits Recipients

On January 26, 2021, Altshuler Berzon LLP, together with co-counsel, filed a federal class action lawsuit brought by plaintiffs Roland Oosthuizen and Rosemary Mathews on behalf of themselves and thousands of other Californians who have been victimized by fraudulent transactions in their Bank of America-issued unemployment benefit debit card accounts. The lawsuit seeks to hold […]

Ninth Circuit Holds That Neiman Marcus Unlawfully Interfered with Employee’s ADA-Protected Rights by Imposing Rights-Stripping Mandatory Arbitration Agreement

On January 26, 2021, after more than 13 years of litigation, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Neiman Marcus unlawfully interfered with former cosmetics salesperson Tayler Bayer’s rights under Section 503(b) of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by forcing Bayer to choose between keeping his job or becoming bound […]

Court Rejects Hollywood Talent Agency’s Motion to Enjoin Writers Guilds’ Collective Action to Protect Members’ Right to Unconflicted Agent Representation

On December 30, 2020, the Central District of California rejected an attempt by talent agency William Morris Endeavor (“WME”) to preliminarily enjoin the campaign by Writers Guild of America, West and Writers Guild of America, East (“the Guilds”) to eliminate talent agencies’ conflicts of interest.  WME sought to enjoin the Guilds from enforcing a talent […]