Workers’ Comp Executive: Court Limits CDI’s Authority In Contract Disputes

The Fourth District Court of Appeal says the California Department of Insurance’s administrative law judges and Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara do not have the authority to decide breach of contract disputes through the administrative hearing process. The decision came in a 12-year-old premium audit case, but observers say the findings apply broadly to the common…

Mediation in Light of COVID-19

Without question, COVID-19 has changed the way lawyers practice law and businesses resolve disputes. Whether that change will be temporary or permanent is yet to be seen. At the present time, many courts in California are closed or offer severely limited access and have restricted the ability to file all but the most time-sensitive matters,…

Revisiting Non-Competes in California

California’s stringent laws against the enforcement of non-compete agreements and non-solicitation agreements between employers and employees are well-known. Put simply, non-compete agreements and non-solicitation agreements regarding the solicitation of customers are not enforceable, but non-solicitation agreements regarding the solicitation of other employees may be enforced within limited circumstances.