When Arbitration Isnít Binding
Can a party to arbitration force an adverse arbitration award to be vacated, based upon post-award research that reveals a potential conflict on the part of the arbitrator? What if the conflict claim is based on the arbitrator listing one of the defendant attorneys as a reference on his resume? What if that resume was ten years old?
Insurers May Avoid Bad Faith Exposure if There is No Settlement Demand
In Reid v. Mercury Insurance Co., (2013 WL 5517979; 2013 DJDAR 13436) (Oct. 7, 2013), the California Court of Appeals held that an insurer was not acting in bad faith for failing to settle within the policy limits, where there was no settlement demand from the claimant or any other indication that the claimant wanted to settle the claim for the policy limits.
Is Your Business Compliant With Sexual Harassment Training Requirements
California businesses with over 50 employees must provide sexual harassment training for their supervisory employees every two years. Government Code §12950.1 spells out requirements for sexual harassment training programs. This article generally reviews sexual harassment claims and the training requirements under G.C. 12950.1.
Updates on Sexual Harrasment Law for 2013
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received about 7,500 charges of workplace sexual harassment in 2012, a figure that has been fairly consistent over the past few years, but is substantially lower than the high of 15,889 in 1997.
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