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The GOP Wants to Pass Greater Liability Protections. Do Businesses Need Them?

“They have to show that the exposure caused the plaintiff to contract the coronavirus,” and that the business did nothing to prevent consumers from getting sick, says Robert Tauler, managing partner at Tauler Smith, a Los Angeles law firm specializing in commercial litigation. “That is a very, very difficult standard to meet,” he says, adding: “It would basically cut […]

Paper Magazine Broke the Internet, but What Happened to Its Instagram Account?

If anyone is wondering why Paper Magazine’s Instagram account disappeared, a new lawsuit helps to explain why. In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in California federal court, the magazine’s parent company ENTtech Media Group claims it has fallen victim to an alleged scheme by a group of photo companies allegedly weaponizing copyright claims to extract a settlement […]

Payment Protection Program (PPP) Lawsuit

Tauler Smith LLP is representing small businesses that did not obtain funding through the Payment Protection Program (PPP).  The PPP was intended to benefit small businesses impacted by COVID-19, and provided for loans to small businesses on favorable terms, and was administered by the government and banking institutions under the CARES Act.  On April 16, […]

Copyright Troll Richard Liebowitz Drops Case After Suing On Behalf Of The Wrong Party And Trying To Swap Plaintiffs

Why oh why do people still hire copyright troll Richard Liebowitz? There are just so many stories of him messing up cases and getting scolded by judges, you’d think that people would think twice. But then, yet another story of Liebowitz messing up comes to light. The latest is a real doozy.  Click here to read […]

Pier59 sues Milk Studios for alleged safety code violations

Fashion studio Pier59 has sued a rival photography studio claiming that it has violated safety codes in its Meatpacking district studio spaces in a Google-owned building. Pier59 Studios — owned by Italian Prince Federico Pignatelli della Leonessa — claims in a new Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit that Milk Studios is doing film shoots without proper […]

House Fire Prompts $1 Million Dispute With Airbnb

Eight Airbnb guests were staying in the three-story house that overlooked the Sonoma Valley. Fortunately, all eight escaped the flames unharmed. Minutes after they made it out, the burning house came crashing down. The Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue fire marshal’s report on the incident notes non-code electric work near a wooden outdoor deck. Investigators […]

Appellate court upholds multimillion-dollar verdict for collagen supplement inventor

Jury ruled that NeoCell Corp. officers conspired to dissolve the majority partner’s shares inthe Irvine supplement company’s manufacturing arm. RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 8, 2019 — A jury’s $5.4 million verdict against an Irvine, Calif. skincare company for trying to cheat a business partner was unanimously upheld by a three-justice panel of the California Court of […]