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
LOS ANGELES, CA, December 6, 2014—RPNA partner Nick Roxborough was named Defense Attorney of the Year by WorkCompCentral. Close to 300 people attended the 2014 Comp Laude™ Gala on December 6, where he was recognized for his outstanding years of service, integrity, superior understanding of the workers’ comp system, and leadership in achieving results towards…Details
LOS ANGELES, CA, November 18, 2014 – RPNA Partner Drew Pomerance is speaking at the largest employment law seminar in California—the 2015 PIHRA Legal Update series—to be held in January at three locations in Southern California. The conference draws over 1,000 human resource professionals and business owners where leading attorneys discuss the latest changes in…Details
According to November 4, 2014 issue of San Fernando Valley Business Journal, RPNA’s victory for California employers in the recent New York appellate decision could simplify workers’ compensation in California. Read article.
The September 24, 2014 issue of Workers’ Comp Executive highlighted RPNA’s latest win for California employers who have been treated unfairly by their workers’ comp carriers. In Monarch Consulting et al v. National Union Fire Insurance Co., the New York appellate court found that California employers with large deductible workers’ comp policies are no longer required to…Details
WorkCompCentral Article Describes Implication Of New York Appellate Ruling For California Workers’ Comp Policies In RPNA Case
In a recent WorkCompCentral article, Nick Roxborough, who represented three employers in their action against an AIG subsidiary and won, talks about how the recent court decision reaches beyond arbitration clauses in workers’ comp policies. The ruling invalidates unfiled arbitration clauses along with the cost-containment fees and other financial arrangements typically found in carriers’ side…Details
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…Details
Roxborough Comments on Recent Changes at SCIF in Workers’ Comp Executive article “Significant Changes at SCIF: Vern’s Improvements Begin”
Workers’ Comp Executive tapped Nick Roxborough for his opinion on recent changes at State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF), namely, former State Fund General Counsel Carol Newman being placed on ‘administrative leave.’ He said her anticipated and long overdue departure seems to suggest that the legal culture that has existed under her reign is about to…Details