Author Archive for: Peder
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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 […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
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 is pleased to announce that Andrew Kushner and Megan Wachspress will be joining the firm as associates. Andrew was an outstanding Summer Associate at the firm in 2014, has since graduated from Stanford Law School and clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He […]
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 […]
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has approved the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the California Federation of Teachers and four of its affiliated local unions against the Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The lawsuit, AFT Local 2121 v. Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges, stemmed […]
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 […]