Scott Nelson Senior Trial Attorney at Callahan & Blaine

Callahan & Blaine’s Scott Nelson Publishes Article in Daily Journal on the Dynamex Case

Senior Trial Attorney, Scott D. Nelson, who leads Callahan & Blaine’s Labor and Employment Department, recently published an engaging article on the Dynamex case in the Los Angeles Daily Journal. In the article, Nelson proposes four key ramifications of the decision and concludes that the Dynamex case is about more than Wage Orders, since it provides significant guidance…

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Walmart Settles with California Cashiers for $65 Million

On Wednesday Walmart Inc. settled a nine-year-old case for $65 million to almost 100,000 current and former California Walmart cashiers. The cashiers accused Walmart of not providing them with sufficient seating during their shifts. The settlement, which includes the provision that Walmart will start ensuring adequate seating be available for its California cashiers, still requires…

Callahan & Blaine Hired By Former Orange County Register President to Again Take On Freedom Communications, Inc.

Eric Spitz, the ex-president of the Orange County Register, has elected to defend himself from the company’s bankruptcy creditors’ committee alleging improper investment of retirement funds by hiring the attorney who prevailed against the Orange County Register in 2009, Daniel J. Callahan of Santa Ana’s Callahan & Blaine. In 2009, Callahan won a $38 million…

Daniel Callahan Featured in Orange County Attorney Journal Magazine

Daniel J. Callahan, founder of premier California litigation law firm Callahan & Blaine, has been named “Attorney of the Month” by Orange County Attorney Journal and featured as its cover story. The cover article entitled, “Master of All Trades,” focuses on Callahan’s numerous achievements, including having won the largest jury verdict in Orange County history…

Callahan & Blaine Announces $30 Million Settlement of Orange County Register Class Action

Callahan & Blaine announced today that a final settlement in the Orange County Register class action case (Gonzalez, et al. v. Freedom Communications, Inc., et al., Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 03CC08756) has been reached.  In the settlement, the directors and officers of Freedom Communications, the parent of the OC Register, agreed to pay…

Daniel J. Callahan & Edward Susolik to Present Litigation Management Seminar to American Corporate Counsel Association

On November 17, 2011 Daniel J. Callahan and Edward Susolik of Callahan & Blaine will present a seminar on litigation management to approximately 50 general counsel members of the American Corporate Counsel Association.  The seminar, entitled “Litigation Strategies for the Defense:  Secrets and Insights for Corporate Counsel,” will discuss strong and powerful strategies on defending…

Fresno Jury Verdict Clears Widow of Any Wrongdoing in $114 Million Ponzi Scheme

On Friday, August 5, 2011, a jury in Fresno, California returned a complete defense verdict for the widow of a Palm Desert man who allegedly ran one of the largest Ponzi schemes in California. Marc P. Miles and Kristy A. Schlesinger of Callahan & Blaine in Santa Ana, California, defended Kathy Otto in a class…

Edward Susolik to Speak on Insurance Issues in IP Litigation

On Tuesday, August 9, 2011, Edward Susolik will present “Insurance Issues in Intellectual Property Litigation” to corporate and in-house counsel from Orange County.  The presentation is being sponsored by the Corporate Counsel Section of the Orange County Bar Association, and will take place at noon at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California. Mr. Susolik…

Court Approves Class Certification for 4,000 Newspaper Carriers

On Friday, July 22, 2011, the Sacramento Superior Court ruled that 4,000 Sacramento Bee newspaper carriers are entitled to proceed as a class against the Sacramento Bee on claims that they were mislabeled as independent contractors when they truly were employees. Kathleen Dunham of Callahan & Blaine, which represents the carriers, noted that, “Certification of…