The Sprouts Case: Employers And Phishing Scam Awareness

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The Sprouts Case: Employers And Phishing Scam Awareness

In 2016, employers face many risks and challenges in keeping employee information private and secure. As business owners are a particularly lucrative target, dealing with phishing attacks and maintaining absolute privacy are current daily challenges faced by employers. Employers must be constantly vigilant and aware of this type of fraud, especially since scammers and hackers use email, text messages, phone calls, and social media to steal data. In April of this year, former employees of Sprouts initiated a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court, Southern District of California against Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. ("Sprouts"). Because of a... READ MORE

Stairway to Liability: Led Zeppelin Prevails In Copyright Infringement Lawsuit (This Time)

In 2016, a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the writers of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven," went to trial in federal court (Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin, 15-cv-03462, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles). In June, a federal jury deliberated for just one day before rejecting the claims by the plaintiff. The plaintiff was a trust representing the estate of the late Randy Wolfe (aka Randy California) the guitarist for the band, Spirit. The alleged copyright infringement at issue in the case was for Wolfe's song "Taurus," based upon a claim that Page... READ MORE

Spokeo v. Robins: Concrete Injury And Statutory Damages

In Spokeo v. Robins, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a ruling affecting the establishment of harm in cases that trigger statutory damages. In ruling 6-2, the court held that individuals suing under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, as well as similar laws, must demonstrate "concrete" harm rather than merely allege the existence of a technical legal violation of the applicable statute. The court affirms the view that simply parroting the elements of a statutory claim is insufficient to establish a valid claim. A number of cases had been stayed pending a decision in Spokeo, including a suit against Google in the U.S. District Court... READ MORE

I Thought We Won: Uber Settlement Unpopular With Plaintiffs

After reaching an $84 million settlement with Uber, Massachusetts'  attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan has found herself subject to immense criticism from Uber drivers and attorneys alike that claim the settlement is too low and a sell-out of their interests. At the end of June, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen of the Northern District of California issued an order stating that he still has insufficient information to approve the deal. The terms of the settlement would release a multitude of driver claims against Uber and thereby eliminate more than a dozen other pending cases in the process. Liss-Riordan settled the class action... READ MORE

On July 1, 2015, California implemented new insurance laws for drivers who are employed by ride-sharing services, Uber and Lyft. The stringent regulations are an attempt by the legislature to clearly distinguish when and whose insurance coverage takes effect during the time that workers are driving but not actively engaged in seeking rides or transporting passengers. The legislation followed a deadly car accident involving an Uber driver and centered upon a debate as to whether the driver was actually covered by the company’s insurance at the time of the accident. The parameters of the driver’s coverage raises the broader issue... READ MORE

South Bay Business Lawyers


By DeAnn Flores Chase March 03, 2016    Category: News & Events

South Bay Business Lawyers in Manhattan Beach goes against many stereotypes about law firms. When most people think of lawyers, they envision workaholics who charge for every little service, right down to the paper clips and Xerox copies, while providing clients very little understandable information about the work they are doing for them. South Bay Business Lawyers has a different attitude, one that emphasizes customer service and affordability. “We truly bring customer service to the practice of law,” Partner and Founder DeAnn Flores Chase said. “We talk to our clients, but more importantly, we listen to them and we help... READ MORE

South Bay Business Lawyers are excited to welcome Carol Ann Glover as Of Counsel to their established legal practice. With Carol’s addition to the firm’s roster, SBBL’s clients can expect even more comprehensive service with a new and knowledgeable adviser in all matters pertaining to real estate law, including lease agreements, landlord/tenant issues, and loan workouts. “Carol is an excellent attorney and we are excited to have her on board,” said Nancy Hersman, managing partner at SBBL. “She is a seasoned lawyer and the range of her expertise will enhance the services we offer to our clients.” “Carol has been... READ MORE

Deann is the Founder of Chase Law Group, P.C. that does business locally as South Bay Business Lawyers, a boutique law firm dedicated to providing responsive, one-on-one, client services to entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals in the South Bay and throughout the State of California. She has been practicing law for over 15 years, and has spent her entire law career advising and defending businesses of all sizes.  She began her career as a litigator, and has appeared in virtually every courthouse in Southern California.  This experience gives Deann the unique ability to provide businesses with a preventative, comprehensive, approach... READ MORE