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Managing Coronavirus Business Interruptions

The novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, now called COVID-19, has continued to spread through China and beyond, with more than 1,800 deaths reported as of this writing. The virus’s spread has also had major…

Facebook pays $550m settlement for breaking Illinois data protection law

Facebook has settled a lawsuit over facial recognition technology, agreeing to pay $550m (£419m) over accusations it had broken an Illinois state law regulating the use of biometric details. The settlement was…

Who’s Liable? The AV Or The Human Driver?

A recent decision by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on the March 2018 Uber crash that killed a pedestrian in Arizona split the blame among Uber, the company’s autonomous vehicle (AV),…

PG&E settlement of $13.5 billion brings some relief, more uncertainty to California fire victims

Source: Los Angeles Times (CA) It’s been a long, painful road for the victims of some of California’s worst fires: the Camp fire of 2018, the Tubbs fire of 2017, the Butte…

California ‘insurer of last resort’ sues the state as crisis deepens in wildfire zones

With thousands of rural Californians losing their homeowners’ insurance because of wildfire risks, the state’s “insurer of last resort” sued its regulator Friday, seeking to block his order requiring the insurer to…

Hourly Threshold Proposed For Gig Workers

As New York lawmakers prepare legislation to regulate the state’s gig economy, one app company has pitched reclassifying workers who put in at least 25 hours a week as full-time employees. Workers…

California sues e-cigarette maker Juul over ads, youth sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — California on Monday sued the nation’s biggest e-cigarette maker, alleging that Juul Labs deliberately marketed and sold its flavored nicotine products to teenagers. The lawsuit from California’s attorney general…

What You Need to Know About the Supreme Court LGBTQ Cases

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, explains what employers need to know about upcoming U.S. Supreme…

OxyContin maker Purdue files for bankruptcy in bid to settle opioid cases

Publication Date 09/16/2019 Source: AFP World News Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy in a settlement aimed at preventing further legal action over painkiller OxyContin, blamed for plunging millions into addiction and…

Maggie Bender-Johnson named President of Warren G. Bender Co.

Third generation to lead independent, family-owned insurance agency through next phase of growth SACRAMENTO, CA — Warren G. Bender Co., one of the largest independent and family-owned insurance brokerages in the Sacramento…