RPNA prevails in petition for review on Augustus v. ABM Security Services appellate decision. LOS ANGELES, CA, May 7, 2015—The Supreme Court last week voted 7-0 to review an appellate court ruling in the closely watched case of Augustus v. ABM Security Services which held that “on-duty” rest breaks are permissible under California law. The Supreme Court…Details
Nicholas Roxborough has been invited to join the Advisory Board of California Organized Investment Network (COIN). COIN’s vision is to serve as a national model to provide leadership in increasing insurance industry investment in underserved and rural communities throughout California.
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Nicholas Roxborough will be speaking at the 11th Annual California Workers’ Comp Forum in San Diego, October 24-25, 2013.
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Senior Partners Drew Pomerance and Michael Adreani will be speaking at the Risk Management Society Annual Conference in Denver, April 27-30, 2014.
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LOS ANGELES, CA, July 3, 2014—Nick Roxborough was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as a Commissioner on the Police Permit Review Panel. He was approved by the Los Angeles City Council and sworn in as a Commissioner on July 1, 2014. He was later elected chairman of the PPRP in July…Details
Nicholas Roxborough was named as one of 2013’s Five Most Trusted Legal Advisors by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
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Senior partner Drew Pomerance was asked to discuss key strategies in insurance bad faith litigation at a national conference.
More than 2,000 people attended the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles’ Annual Las Vegas Convention over Labor Day weekend where Drew Pomerance served on the expert panel “Red-Eye Breakfast: Hot Topics in Insurance Bad Faith.”
Pomerance outlined the differences between “advice of counsel” and “genuine dispute defenses” during his presentation. He discussed how to deal with a genuine dispute defense and identified key areas to attack a genuine dispute argument, including:Details
In today’s competitive business climate, “poaching” key employees is not unheard of. Does the business’s Comprehensive General Liability policy cover a potential lawsuit brought by the former employer? For example, what happens when you hire an employee away from a competitor, and the former employer sues you for a host of wrongful conduct claims, including…Details
The issue of employee rest breaks has long been a legal hot topic and our law firm is no stranger to the debate. Indeed, in 2012, after a seven year battle on behalf of 15,000 security guards, RPNA’s experienced employment lawyers obtained a $90 million summary judgment for these employees in a class action lawsuit against ABM Industries, Inc. on the issue of rest breaks. The win was a victory for employees throughout California.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John S. Wiley awarded $89.7 million in wages, interest and penalties to a class of approximately 15,000 former and present security guards in the case of Augustus v. ABM Security Services. The Court’s ruling was premised on the fact that the security guards were denied off-duty rest breaks in violation of California law.Details
WorkCompCentral Interviews Nick About Allegations in Chiropractic Whistleblower Complaint | WorkCompCentral
Roxborough said in the article that the complaint quoted an email out of context to imply that his client Bahar Gharib-Danesh, ordered her staff to provide unnecessary services to injured workers being treated at her Pain Free Management clinics. “Carriers out there are doing very little else other than using their muscle and threats to intimidate and…Details
City ordered to execute long term contract for the Sepulveda Golf Complex Concession LOS ANGELES, CA, March 25, 2015—After a four-year battle, the California Court of Appeals has upheld a writ of mandate, compelling the Board of Commissioners of the Department of Recreation & Parks to execute a permanent long term contract for Ready Golf to…Details
CA Appeals Court Affirms That Workers’ Comp Utilization Reviews Are Not Protected Activity Under State’s Anti-SLAPP Law
Los Angeles, CA (February 17, 2015)—A California Appellate Court has overturned the trial court decision in Electronic Waveform Lab v. EK Health Services, which held that State Fund’s utilization review process was “protected activity” under the California’s anti-SLAPP law. Electronic Waveform Lab is represented by Nicholas Roxborough and Joseph Gjonola of the Los Angeles based law firm Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani LLP (RPNA).
The decision has industry wide ramifications and may open up the utilization review (UR) process to civil challenges where organizations improperly control it beyond the statutory rules, or use it to engage in tortious misconduct, according to plaintiff counsel Nicholas Roxborough.Details