Bay Area union organizer in big trouble

A Bay Area union organizer has been criminally charged with taking bribes, money laundering and attempted extortion in dealings involving medical marijuana. Daniel Rush, 54, of Oakland, also is charged with honest services fraud during his work as an organizer for the United Food and Commercial Workers from 2010 to 2015. He also is accused […]

California appeals court trims Chipotle workers’ comp suit

A California appeals court on Tuesday took a second look at its decision to revive a putative class action accusing Chipotle of improperly using indirect employee payments to lower its premiums for workers’ compensation, keeping the suit alive but trimming a previously upheld damages claim. Law360

Workers’ comp applies to asbestos taken home: California court

A California state appeals court on Thursday affirmed the summary judgment granted to Ameron International Corp., which was hit with a wrongful death suit by the family of a former employee who took pipes containing asbestos home from work, finding that California’s workers’ compensation exclusive remedy rule applies. Law360

California regulators warn of insurance scams in fire zones

Hundreds of Californians whose properties have been damaged or destroyed by this summer’s wildfires must now work with insurance companies to rebuild their homes and lives – and state regulators are warning them to watch for scams. Capital Public Radio