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Prominent Chef’s Insurance Lawsuit Could Be Important for LA Restaurants

Chef Phillip Frankland Lee Joe Schmelzer by Farley Elliott Scratch Bar chef/owner Phillip Frankland Lee is suing his insurance company during the COVID-19 pandemic for declaratory relief, say reps for Lee’s lawyers. The issue surrounds business interruption insurance through Farmers Insurance Company, and could have wide-reaching effects for other operators in Los Angeles and

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Why Business Interruption Insurance Is A Lifeline For Companies

By Brian S. Kabateck When disaster strikes, insurance is a safety net that helps policyholders recover from catastrophic events such as wildfires, floods and auto accidents. In the wake of COVID-19, many “non-essential” businesses nationwide are struggling to survive this sudden financial calamity which has triggered massive layoffs and unpaid

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Capitol Weekly Podcast: KabaTalks and the Coronavirus

BY Capitol Weekly Staff POSTED 03.31.2020 Brothers  John and Brian Kabateck join us for another special KabaTalks episode of the Capitol Weekly Podcast. As usual, the brothers find themselves on opposite sides of a contentious issue – namely employer rights vs. workers’ rights in the age of coronavirus. John, a voice for small business, maintains that AB5 should be suspended

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Inside Tips on Handling Coronavirus Business Insurance Claims

H. Dennis Beaver, Esq., Attorney at Law, Author of “You and the Law” When disaster strikes, we first worry about health and safety. Then concerns of financial loss and damage come to mind. Many commercial insurance policies contain clauses that protect a business in the event of a disaster —

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Attorney General reports rise in price gouging complaints since COVID-19 outbreak

By Juliette Fairley | Mar 25, 2020 California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued a consumer alert warning on Tuesday detailing how fraudsters are trying to take advantage of COVID-fears. “We have received a large volume of consumer complaints regarding price gouging and are reviewing every complaint that our office receives,” the Attorney General’s

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Gig Workers Lack Protections in Age of Coronavirus

Gig Workers Lack Protections in Age of Coronavirus By Brian S. Kabateck The coronavirus has upended the way Americans are going to work and sadly It took a public health crisis for gig workers to recognize how much power and protections they lack. A growing number of white-collar companies are

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$57 Million Settlement of Claims Against Owners of Improperly Maintained Mobile Home Park in Long Beach, CA – Largest Mobile Home Park Settlement in History

The Kabateck LLP trial team, led by Brian Kabateck with the support of senior associate Shant Karnikian, secured a landmark $57 million settlement providing transformational compensation to hundreds of low-income Southern California mobile home park residents who now have the means to relocate into safer living conditions. Kabateck LLP obtained

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