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January 31, 2013

Petition for Review Granted on February 27, 2013 by California Supreme Court for Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, et al. (issued December 13, 2012; First Appellate District No. A134542)

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On February 27, 2013, the California Supreme Court by a vote of 7-0 granted the Petition for Review of the appeals court ruling summarized below.  Please be advised that this appellate case holding is pending the outcome of the California Supreme Court’s review of the decision. A California Court of Appeal has unequivocally held that a design […]

January 31, 2013

Five New Employment Laws Likely to Change the Way You Do Business in 2013

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The New Year brought a variety of new laws impacting California employers. Here is a summary of five new laws likely to change the way you do business in 2013. Employers Must Now Accommodate Religious Dress and Grooming Practices AB 1964 amends the definition of “religious creed” in California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) […]

October 30, 2012

New Employment Legislation for 2013

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Governor Brown has signed into law a host of California labor and employment bills that will take effect January 1, 2013. The following are highlights of some of the new laws applicable to California employers: Assembly Bill No. 2386: Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), it is unlawful to engage in discriminatory practices […]

April 11, 2011

Other Professional Liability

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We have comprehensive expertise defending directors & officers and in the unique insurance coverage issues those claims typically present. Our D&O group has developed particular expertise in issues involving directors and officers of financial institutions and lender liability coverage, bankers’ professional liability and financial institution bonds. We have also defended lawsuits against accountants involving every […]

April 11, 2011

Lawyers & Judges Defense Group

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We were the first California firm to focus on defending lawyers and judges. We have represented judges, law firms and individual lawyers in literally thousands of cases. We have tried more than fifty legal malpractice cases to jury verdict. Our appellate advocacy on behalf of lawyers has yielded more than thirty published opinions. Today, we […]

April 11, 2011

Employment

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We bring to our defense of employers over 80 years of trial experience and a tradition of providing strategic, cost-effective legal services. We let our clients focus on business – and not on litigation. We specialize in defending harassment, discrimination and wrongful termination claims. We also help our clients avoid litigation through counseling, training and […]

April 11, 2011

Commercial Litigation

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We bring a strategic perspective to bank litigation, securities litigation, dissolution and shareholder disputes and intellectual property/unfair competition claims. Throughout our history, we have specialized in representing financial institutions, privately held businesses and non-profit and professional organizations. Our clients include banks, insurance agents and brokers, closely held businesses and non-profit mutual benefit associations. Our work […]

April 18, 2010

Long & Levit exceeds objectives of the “No Glass Ceiling Initiative” of the Bar Association of San Francisco.

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By The Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”) has long been known for its groundbreaking work to ensure equal opportunities for women and people of color at alllevels of the legal profession. A key part of that effort is BASF’s “No Glass Ceiling Initiative: Breaking the Barriers,” which calls upon firms to meet the following […]