WLE Secures Victory for California Fire Agencies Against State Regulatory Agency
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WLE Secures Victory for California Fire Agencies Against State Regulatory Agency

Last month, the Sacramento Superior Court entered judgment on behalf of our client, the California Fire Chiefs Association, Inc. (“CalChiefs”), and issued a peremptory writ of mandate against the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (“EMSA”), in California Fire Chiefs Association Inc. v. California Emergency Medical Services Authority, No. 34-2019-80003163. CalChiefs, a professional association for more...

“Me-Too” Evidence in Gender Discrimination Cases
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“Me-Too” Evidence in Gender Discrimination Cases

“Me-too” evidence – that an employer engaged in similar misconduct with employees other than the plaintiff – is often admitted in gender discrimination cases as circumstantial proof of the employer’s intent or motive in the present case.  The recent decision Pinter-Brown v. Regents of University of California (2020) 48 Cal.App.5th 55, reminds us that “me-too”...

Admiralty & Maritime
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Admiralty & Maritime

Living, working, and enjoying the ocean and our waterfront is part of the Southern California lifestyle. For more than 50 years, our lawyers have advised and represented clients on admiralty and maritime law matters.

Administrative Law & Regulatory Disputes
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Administrative Law & Regulatory Disputes

Regulation is a fact of modern life. WLE helps all types of clients to comply with applicable regulations and to resolve their disputes with administrative and regulatory agencies.

Reinforcement of Voters’ Rights to Approve Local Government Taxes
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Reinforcement of Voters’ Rights to Approve Local Government Taxes

California Court Of Appeal Opinion Reinforces Voters’ Right To Approve Local Government Taxes Under California Constitution The California Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Zolly v. City of Oakland, 47 Cal.App.5th 73 (2020), upholds the intent of California voters in adopting article XIII C of the California Constitution (“article XIII C”). Article XIII C generally...

Navigating Risks & Opportunities
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Navigating Risks & Opportunities

Navigating Risks & Opportunities: Antitrust And Competition Laws During The COVID-19 Pandemic COVID-19 significantly impacts, even if temporarily, how private and public sector entities do business. Whether enterprises are dealing with disruptions to their supply chains or retooling their operations to provide emergency medical gear and equipment, business leaders are exploring collaborative efforts with other...

Dismissal Of Taxi Drivers vs Uber
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Dismissal Of Taxi Drivers vs Uber

California Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal Of Taxi Drivers’ Unfair Practices Act And Unfair Competition Law Claims Against Uber In Uber Techs. Pricing Cases, 46 Cal.App.5th 963 (2020), plaintiffs—several taxi companies and taxi medallion owners—filed a class action lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) alleging that the ride-sharing company engaged in predatory pricing in violation of...

Antitrust & Unfair Competition
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Antitrust & Unfair Competition

Free enterprise is the cornerstone of our economy and unfair competition harms consumers, businesses, industries, and communities. Since our inception, we’ve represented clients in antitrust and unfair competition matters.

Business & Complex Civil Litigation
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Business & Complex Civil Litigation

We work to avoid litigation whenever possible. When necessary, we go to court. We are aggressive and exceptionally effective advocates. We resolve simple and complex disputes as expeditiously as possible, while achieving the best results for our clients.

Business Governance & Shareholder Disputes
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Business Governance & Shareholder Disputes

Our clients call on us to help resolve shareholder disputes and other inter-company conflicts. We work with our clients to resolve these matters quickly and cost-effectively, allowing them to resume their day-to-day operations as expeditiously as possible.

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