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Labor & Employment Law Roundtable: What Owners and Executives Need to Know

As the legal landscape continues to evolve in terms of labor and employment, the Los Angeles Business Journal once again turned to some of the leading employment attorneys and experts in the region to get their assessments regarding the current state of labor legislation.

Keith Smith Leads Construction Management Association Legal Seminar

WSHB's Keith Smith is scheduled to lead a legal seminar titled, “Change Order Notice and Content Requirements,” on Thursday, September 15, 2016, for the Southern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) at the Marriott in Riverside, California.

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  • First Place Winner, DRI's 2014 Law Firm Diversity Award
  • Named "Go-To Law Firm" in ALM's annual edition of In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies
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E Pluribus Unum: 90 Days to a Team Defense

A single construction defect claim often implicates a multitude of defendants. With numerous parties making cross-complaints, the defense of a construction defect claim is often costly, time consuming and, at times, chaotic. Defendants named in a construction defect claim try to seek indemnity and defense costs from the parties and their insurers, while developer and general contractor defendants often spend much of their time and expense simultaneously focusing on defeating or minimizing the plaintiff ’s claim and attempting to deflect liability and/or transfer the risk.

Growth Spurt Prompts WSHB to Relocate to New Office Space in New York City

A recent growth spurt has prompted WSHB to relocate its New York office to a new location in Manhattan. The New York office has grown from 6 lawyers to over 25 lawyers since it opened in November 2013. The New York office is now located at 685 Third Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10017. The main phone number is (212) 999-7100. The fax number is (212) 999-7139.

WSHB Relocates New Jersey Office

WSHB announces the relocation of our New Jersey office. "We are thrilled with the new location and look forward to welcoming the Firm's clients to our new office space," said New Jersey Managing Partner Kelly Waters. Waters has more than 20 years of litigation expertise defending product liability, complex civil and commercial matters in state and federal courts in both New Jersey and New York.

Case Update: Is Imitation the Sincerest Form of Flattery?

In June 2016, a Los Angeles jury found that Led Zeppelin was not guilty of copyright infringement with its iconic song “Stairway to Heaven.” The argument stems from this year’s most buzzworthy music infringement case, titled Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin. Case No. CV-15-3462 RGK (AGRx) (C.D. Cal. 2016). Oscar Wilde once said that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” However, artists in today’s day and age may need to shy away from such imitation in light of the recent litigation involving artists suing one another for copyright infringement.

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