Litigation Law Tips

Virtual or In-Person Appearances for Court Conferences and Hearings

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

As courts continue their work to clear the backlog of cases created by COVID-19 restrictions, litigants should carefully analyze each court’s and each judge’s preferences related to virtual or in-person appearances for court conferences and hearings. Trends suggest that in-person appearances may be on the rise.

Changes to Working Remotely

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

As COVID-19 vaccines become more available, many employers are considering ending remote work in whole or in part. Some employees may request to continue working from home. Distinguishing between employees asking to work from home as a legitimate accommodation versus those who simply prefer it can be complicated. Getting it right will help employers reduce the risk of litigation.

California Statutes of Limitations Tolled Because of COVID

March 2021

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

Because of COVID, many California statutes of limitations were tolled for at least several weeks in 2020, a fact that should be taken into account when seeking to initiate or defend against new litigation.

COVID-10 Vaccine

February 2021

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

As businesses continue to adapt to working during the pandemic, employers considering whether they can require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine should look beyond a “yes or no” answer to ensure that their policies and practices help minimize the risk of potential vaccine-related litigation.

Updating CCPA Policies

January 2021

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) has applied to many California businesses since January 2020, and it already faces change with the recent passage of the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”). The CPRA has a few immediate effects, like extending the duration of employer-employee exceptions, but there are many other changes that business must prepare for by January 1, 2023. Businesses should plan to update their CCPA policies accordingly.