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California Supreme Court unanimously affirms interest arbitration for farmworkers against constitutional challenges in Gerawan Farming v. ALRB.

The California Supreme Court recognized that the main purpose of the 2002 amendments was to enable farmworkers who choose to be represented by a union to obtain the benefit of a collective bargaining agreement.  Although the ALRA was enacted in 1975 to provide farmworkers the right to organize and bargain, by the time of the […]

California Court of Appeal Affirms Trial Ruling that Lead Paint Manufacturers are Liable for Causing Public Nuisance

On November 14, 2017, the California Sixth District Court of Appeal affirmed in principal part a groundbreaking trial court ruling that three paint manufacturers – Conagra Grocery Products Company, NL Industries, Inc., and Sherwin-Williams Company – had created a “public nuisance” by marketing lead paint for interior residential use throughout the first half of the […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP files amicus brief on behalf of Service Employees International Union in Supreme Court First Amendment case

Altshuler Berzon, LLP filed an amicus brief today on behalf of the Service Employees International Union (“SEIU”) in the Supreme Court case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.  The case arose when Respondents Charlie Craig and David Mullins sought to purchase a cake for their wedding from Petitioners Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., a Colorado bakery, […]

C.D. Cal. Approves $13 Million Settlement of Privacy Class Actions Against HSBC

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California today granted final approval to the settlement of three class action lawsuits alleging that HSBC and its representatives violated California’s Invasion of Privacy Act by recording their credit-card-related telephone phone calls to HSBC credit card account holders without the account holders’ knowledge or consent.  HSBC […]

Google Sued in Class Action Alleging Sex Discrimination

Altshuler Berzon LLP, with co-counsel Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, filed a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court alleging that Google has engaged in systemic and pervasive pay and promotion discrimination against its female employees in California.  The lawsuit, Ellis v. Google Inc., filed by Kelly Ellis, Holly Pease, and Kelli Wisuri, accuses Google […]

Altshuler Berzon LLP Thanks Its 2017 Summer Associates

Altshuler Berzon LLP is extremely grateful to its 2017 Summer Associates, who were wonderful colleagues and performed exemplary legal work:  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 […]

District Court Dismisses Chamber of Commerce Lawsuit Challenging Seattle Ordinance Permitting Collective Bargaining by Uber and Lyft Drivers

The United States District Court for the Western District of Washington today dismissed Chamber of Commerce et al. v. City of Seattle et al., a United States Chamber of Commerce lawsuit challenging a Seattle ordinance that establishes a process for independent contractor drivers who contract with for-hire and taxicab transportation companies, including companies like Uber […]