Woman suing property manager for letting out dog, who was hit by car and died

Back in August, Beverly Hills resident Shannon Sokolow was at the gym when she received a call from the property manager and realtor for her apartment.

“She asked if she could show my apartment to someone if i was home. I said I’m not home. My dog’s there. I can be there tomorrow at 8 or the next day at 3. She said, ‘Oh no. I’ll be so fast. I’m going to go in quickly,'” she said.

Hollister drug rehab center caught in wrongful death lawsuit

HOLLISTER, Calif. — A drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Hollister is caught in a wrongful death lawsuit, two years after directing a patient to isolate in a hotel room for testing positive for COVID-19.

In 2021, Andrew McConnell, 49, checked into Bright Future Recovery for a drug and alcohol detox program after being turned away by a rehab center in Fresno, according to the lawsuit filed in a California Superior Court on Aug. 11.

S.F. State employee sues Cal State over racial harassment charge

Our client, De Vaughn, an academic advisor at SFSU, was called a “runaway slave” by his former manager, Karen Rubin, who displayed a portrait of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in her office. Despite complaining to university officials beginning in 2019, SFSU repeatedly ignored Mr. Vaughn’s complaints and forced him to continue working with Ms. Rubin through 2022. Ultimately, SFSU conducted an investigation, which substantiated Mr. Vaughn’s claims and found that Ms. Rubin severely and pervasively racially harassed Mr. Vaughn. Even after the investigation concluded, Ms. Rubin remained employed with SFSU until she ultimately resigned.

Tech companies block wage increase for New York City delivery workers

Camron Dowlatshahi explained to the Guardian how New York’s efforts may have a ripple effect on California to address how app-based workers are treated, especially as California’s high court will weigh a case over Prop 22—California’s law on gig work that permits companies to treat app-based workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

The largest U.S. newspaper chain sues Google over its advertising dominance

When USA Today sued Google for its ad dominance over the local news industry, the Washington Post asked MSD LLP to help break down the case from an antitrust perspective. Camron Dowlatshahi said the actions suggest that companies are frustrated with their failure to thrive in the digital era. “These companies rely on [Google] for their survival,” he said. “And maybe they’re evaluating at this point that they’re not able to survive.”