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EVENT on September 27, 2013 to September 29, 2013

Christian J. Scali will be speaking to IADAC members about compliance and how to avoid the Top 10 most common class action lawsuits filed against dealers, including F&I and wage and hour based cases.

Retaliation claims

Is exhaustion of administrative remedies mandatory or permissive?

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Offered the granting of a wish, many employers—especially those who are about to fire someone—might wish that their employees could not easily sue them. In MacDonald v. State of California (2013 WL 5422792), the California Court of Appeal last week went some way toward making that wish come true.


Drivers file misclassification class action, seek unpaid tips and aggressively attack class action waiver in arbitration agreement

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Uber is no longer just a German superlative; it is now also a high-end car service. Founded in San Francisco in 2009 as a small start-up, the company has already expanded to twenty-two metropolitan areas across the country, and twenty cities in Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Non-compete litigation on the rise

Dampening entrepreneurship? Not in California.

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There was a great article in the Wall Street Journal recently stating that non-compete litigation in this country has risen by over 60% in the last decade as more employees leave their employers to open their own businesses. And that's just court decisions.