On September 12, 2023, Inland Empire United and individual Riverside County residents represented by Altshuler Berzon LLP reached a settlement agreement with Riverside County to dramatically expand access to political participation in Riverside County for historically underrepresented communities. The settlement in Inland Empire United, et al. v. Riverside County, et al., No. CVRI2202423 (Riverside Superior […]
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Altshuler Berzon LLP congratulates Judge P. Casey Pitts on becoming a judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Casey joined the firm as a lawyer in 2009, becoming a partner in 2017. Prior to that, he worked at the firm as a paralegal (2003-05) and summer associate (2007). Casey […]
On July 20, 2023, Altshuler Berzon LLP, together with the National Student Legal Defense Network (Student Defense), filed a class action lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court alleging that the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Simplilearn Americas, Inc. (Simpilearn) misled students into enrolling in the Caltech Cybsersecurity Bootcamp. The lawsuit alleges that Caltech and […]
CMA v. Aetna: Expanded Access to the Courts for Non-Profits, Labor Unions, and Other Organizational Plaintiffs On July 17, 2023, the California Supreme Court issued two important opinions that expanded access to the California state courts, the first for employees who have suffered violations of the California Labor Code (Adolph v. Uber, see here) and […]
Adolph v. Uber: Expanded Access to the Courts for Workers Under PAGA On July 17, 2023, the California Supreme Court issued two important opinions that expanded access to the California state courts, the first for employees who have suffered violations of the California Labor Code (Adolph) and the second for organizations challenging unlawful, unfair or […]
On July 6, 2023, the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California granted a motion to dismiss federal antitrust and labor law claims brought by a hotel developer against UNITE HERE! Local 30, the San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council, and those unions’ leaders. The hotel developer alleged that the unions […]
On June 28, 2023, the California Supreme Court granted the petition for review in Castellanos v. State of California. Castellanos involves a constitutional challenge to Proposition 22, the 2020 ballot initiative sponsored by Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, and other app-based companies that classifies app-based drivers as independent contractors, thereby removing them from the state workers’ compensation […]
On May 26, 2023, the Alameda Superior Court granted final approval to a class action settlement reached between the Center for Workers’ Rights (represented by Altshuler Berzon LLP and in-house counsel Daniela Urban) and the California Employment Development Department. The parties reached a final settlement agreement after more than two years of negotiations in which […]
On May 26, 2023, the Alaska Supreme Court issued an opinion affirming a judgment in favor of Alaska State Employees Association (ASEA) in State of Alaska v. ASEA, Supreme Court No. S-18172, ruling that the Alaska executive branch violated the State’s collective bargaining agreement with ASEA and multiple state statutes when in 2019 the State announced […]
On May 19, 2023, Altshuler Berzon LLP, together with the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, filed a motion in the Riverside County Superior Court seeking an order prohibiting Riverside County from using the current Board of Supervisors district map and ordering the […]