Keeping you informed. A few noteworthy news items about the law and the people it impacts.

Announcing Healthcare Litigation Team Lead

For over 30 years, Porter Scott has provided high quality representation to Northern California's healthcare industry in complex cases involving all areas of medicine. In 2018, Jonathan Corr, will celebrate his 20th anniversary of building this …

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Derek J. Haynes elected Firm Shareholder

Porter Scott is pleased to announce that Derek Haynes has been elected the firm's newest shareholder, effective January 1, 2017. Derek was born and raised in Sacramento. He clerked for the firm while attending McGeorge School …

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The only constant in the law is change. Here’s our take on the latest changes and why they matter to you.

Update for California Employers

New Labor Code § 432.3 Effective January 1, 2018, a new California law prohibits all employers—both private and public—from relying on a job applicant’s salary history in determining whether to offer employment and what salary to …

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Important Update on Qualified Immunity

US Supreme Court grants Qualified Immunity The doctrine of qualified immunity, when properly applied, shields law enforcement from burdensome litigation and armchair quarterbacking in federal court. In its first decision of 2017, White v. Pauly, …

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Important Update for Healthcare Professionals

CA Supreme Court clarifies Professional v. Ordinary Negligence in a Hospital Setting (C.C.P. § 340.5) On May 5th, 2016, the Supreme Court of California issued a minor victory for hospitals and other healthcare clinics who have found themselves …

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