New Case Alert: Corenbaum v. Lampkin – California Court Holds Total Medical Expenses Billed Are Inadmissible to Prove Non-Economic and Future Medical Damages Under the Hanif / Howell Rule

Good News for the Defense: The Howell / Hanif Rule has been expanded in Corenbaum v. Lampkin. In Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, the California Supreme Court held that an injured plaintiff whose medical expenses are paid by a private insurer cannot recover damages for past medical expenses greater than the amount that the private insurer actually paid for the services, notwithstanding […]

New Case Alert: California Court Rules Manner of Paying Automotive Service Personnel Must Change

Carlsbad, California – April 9, 2013.  A California Appellate Court recently held that the manner in which automotive service and repair technicians are paid must change. For years, much of the automotive repair and service industry has relied on a consistent method of paying technicians – they pay for work actually performed.  To do this, the industry has […]

Neal Meyers Authors Article on Issues Relating to Professional Service Agreements

Carlsbad, California – April 3, 2013.  The Association of California Water Agencies, Joint Powers Insurance Authority, recently published an article authored by Neal Meyers in their bi-monthly “Perspective.”  The article outlines issues contronting both individuals and businesses entering into professional services agreements and is a “must read” for anyone seeking to retain the services of designers, […]

New 2013 FMLA Workplace Poster and Certification Forms Issued

Carlsbad, California – March 12, 2013.  In early March 2013, the Department of Labor released a new FMLA poster which every employer must display.  The poster includes new rules related to military family leave and flight crew eligibility, among others.  To obtain a copy of the new 2013 FMLA poster, follow the link provided below: […]

New 2013 I-9 Employment Eligibility Form Released

Carlsbad, California – March 12, 2013.   California employers are required to verify the identity and employment authorization of new employees.  To do this, employers use an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9).  Recently, the Department of Homeland Security issued a revised Form I-9. You can download a copy of the revised Form I-9 for your business through the […]