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June 12, 2019

Hunt Ortmann is a proud sponsor of The First Tee of Greater Pasadena.

Hunt Ortmann is proud to sponsor The First Tee of Greater Pasadena for the ninth consecutive year. The First Tee organization was founded by a group of professional golf organizations that joined together to create an affordable junior golf program for kids across the nation. Through learning to play golf, youth involved in The First […]

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January 24, 2019

Press Release: Hunt Ortmann Elevates Aaron Flores to Shareholder; Adds Sander Alvarez as Senior Counsel

PASADENA, Calif. – Jan. 24, 2019 – Hunt Ortmann, a California law firm that has long focused on construction law and related litigation, has elevated Aaron J. Flores to shareholder in its Construction Disputes & Litigation practice and added Sander Alvarez to its Insurance Law practice. “Aaron’s elevation is well deserved and demonstrates our firmwide commitment […]

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January 15, 2019

Calif. Builders Strategize Ahead Of 2020 Solar Panel Rules (Law360)

Jennifer Tung was recently quoted in the Law360 article, “Calif. Builders Strategize Ahead Of 2020 Solar Panel Rules.” The article discusses issues the construction industry is facing surrounding the new laws that take effect in California on Jan. 1, 2020 requiring solar panels on all new homes. Commenting on the cost of solar panels and the […]

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July 19, 2018

Unanimous Calif. Supreme Court Finds Negligent Hiring and Supervision Invokes Coverage

By JoLynn M. (Pollard) Scharrer and Jennifer Tung (as published in The Recorder June 20, 2018) It’s official: the negligent hiring and supervision of an employee who goes on to intentionally injure a third party may constitute an “occurrence” that triggers coverage under a general liability insurance policy, according to Liberty Surplus Insurance v. Ledesma & […]

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July 19, 2018

Employers, Rejoice: Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Are Enforceable!

By JoLynn (Pollard) Scharrer and Lisa Lawrence-Hughes Wage and hour class actions strike fear in the hearts of most California employers. This is because an enterprising plaintiff’s attorney who files a class action can parlay even the smallest wage error into a multi-million dollar settlement. Many California employers have attempted to protect themselves by including […]

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July 10, 2018

Unanimous Calif. Supreme Court Finds Negligent Hiring and Supervision Invokes Coverage

By JoLynn M. (Pollard) Scharrer and Jennifer Tung (as published in The Recorder June 20, 2018) It’s official: the negligent hiring and supervision of an employee who goes on to intentionally injure a third party may constitute an “occurrence” that triggers coverage under a general liability insurance policy, according to Liberty Surplus Insurance v. Ledesma & […]

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March 9, 2018

What are the obligations under California’s new Labor Code provisions?

By JoLynn Pollard and Lisa Lawrence (as published in the Employee Benefit Adviser, March 9, 2018) In an unprecedented move, California recently enacted new legislation to hold state contractors directly liable for certain employment decisions of their subcontractors. Specifically, AB 1701, codified at section 218.7 of the California Labor Code, requires general contractors to ensure […]

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