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July 19, 2018

Increased Sick Leave in California: Dead or Alive?

Hunt Ortmann Shareholder JoLynn M. Scharrer recently authored the article “Increased Sick Leave in California: Dead or Alive?” in the Daily Journal 2018 Labor and Employment supplement. The article coveres Assembly Bill 2841 and its recent suspension on May 25. This bill is one to watch and sets the stage for continued fight for employers […]

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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 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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May 2, 2018

California Supreme Court Confirms that Right to Repair Act Is Exclusive Remedy for Construction Defect Claims

By Kathlynn Smith and Shahirah Salem (as published in the May/June issue of California Constructor) With single- and multi-family residential construction on the rise, there are opportunities around every corner for homebuilders. In California, one of the most significant post-construction obligations for homebuilders (and homeowners, for that matter) is the Right to Repair Act (the […]

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April 25, 2018

JoLynn M. Scharrer elevation noted in AGC of California Constructor Magazine

JoLynn M. Scharrer, a Shareholder at Hunt Ortmann, was recently mentioned in AGC of California Constructor Magazine’s March/April Edition regarding her recent elevation to Shareholder. With AGC of California noting that, “Scharrer has 30 years of experience, most recently focused on employment and insurance matters, Scharrer will also lead the firm’s practice in these areas, […]

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April 2, 2018

Montrose and Horizontal or Vertical Exhaustion: Is the Long-Tail (Claim) Wagging the Dog?

By JoLynn Pollard and Peter Ryan (as published in the Insurance Journal, April 2, 2018) The California Supreme Court will again intervene in the protracted saga of insurance litigation stemming from the bodily injury, property damage, and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act actions against Montrose Chemical Corporation of California, this time to consider […]

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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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January 8, 2018

Press Release: Hunt Ortmann Elevates JoLynn Pollard to Shareholder

Experienced Lawyer to Head-up Firm’s Burgeoning Employment and Insurance Practices  PASADENA, Calif. – Jan. 8, 2018 – Hunt Ortmann, a California law firm that has long focused on construction law and related litigation, has elevated JoLynn M. Pollard to shareholder. With 30 years of experience, most recently focused on employment and insurance matters, Pollard will […]

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