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Michael Rubin Honored by Center for Workers’ Rights

The Center for Workers’ Rights honored Altshuler Berzon LLP Partner Michael Rubin with its “Legal Advocate Award” on June 12, 2019.  At a ceremony at the Citizens Hotel in Sacramento, the CWR recognized Michael for his successful advocacy on behalf of low-wage workers throughout California, especially in such notable and well-known California Supreme Court cases […]

Court Issues Additional Preliminary Relief Protecting Voting Rights of Spanish-Speaking Puerto Ricans in Florida

On May 10, 2019, the federal court for the Northern District of Florida issued a preliminary injunction under Section 4(e) of the Voting Rights Act requiring Florida’s Secretary of State to direct the Supervisors of Elections in 32 Florida counties to provide Spanish-language election assistance—including Spanish-language or bilingual official ballots, a Spanish-language hotline, and Spanish […]

Federal District Court Rejects Business Association’s Challenge to California Supreme Court’s Definition of Employee

On March 29, 2019, Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. of the Eastern District of California rejected a transportation industry association’s challenge to the California Supreme Court’s decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (2018), which clarified how courts should determine whether a worker is an “independent contractor” or an “employee” under California law […]

McDonald’s Workers Come Forward to Allege Sexual Harassment at Work

Altshuler Berzon LLP has filed charges on behalf of workers at McDonald’s who have come forward in the wake of the #MeToo movement to allege they have been sexually harassed at work.  Together with co-counsel, and with the financial support of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund™, the firm has filed EEOC and state-level charges […]

Ninth Circuit Affirms Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Requiring Trump Administration to Keep Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Place for Current Recipients

On November 8, 2018, the Ninth Circuit issued a decision affirming a preliminary injunction issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California requiring the Trump administration to accept renewal applications from individuals previously granted  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.  The Trump administration had sought to end the DACA program […]

Court Grants Emergency Motion Requiring Compliance with Preliminary Injunction by Ensuring Spanish-Language Facsimile Ballots Are Made Available at All Polling Sites in 32 Florida Counties on Election Day

On November 5, 2018, the federal court for the Northern District of Florida issued an order granting an emergency motion filed on Sunday, November 4, 2018, requiring the Florida Secretary of State to ensure compliance with the Court’s September 10 Preliminary Injunction Order by ensuring that Spanish-language facsimile ballots are made available to voters protected […]

United States Supreme Court Denies Review of $409 Million Abatement Order Against Lead Paint Manufacturers

Altshuler Berzon LLP Take the Lead in Opposing Certiorari On October 15, 2018, after 18 years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari petitions filed by three former manufacturers of lead-based paint.  The manufacturers had been found liable, under California’s public nuisance law, for manufacturing, promoting and selling lead paint for interior residential use […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP Welcomes New Associate Amanda Lynch

Altshuler Berzon LLP is pleased to welcome Amanda Lynch, who joined the firm in October 2018 as an associate. Amanda is a graduate of Yale Law School and clerked for Judge Marsha Berzon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Judge Vince Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for the […]

Michael Rubin named as one of California’s Top 100 Lawyers

The Daily Journal on September 19, 2018 named Altshuler Berzon LLP partner Michael Rubin one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the State of California, for the second year in a row.  Emphasizing Altshuler Berzon’s public policy and public interest work on behalf of low-income workers and consumers, the Daily Journal’s article discussed several of […]