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Full article on Law360 here. "Law360 (September 25, 2018, 9:01 PM EDT) -- A split Eleventh Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of homeowner class litigation over force-placed insurance, saying the litigation violated a doctrine that prohibits challenges to regulator-approved rates. The appeals court on Monday affirmed, 2-1, the tossing of litigation filed by homeowners whose home insurance, mandated by their lenders,… Read More

Worldwide Effort Brings Together Volunteers from the Legal Profession to Support More Than 80 Community-Based Organizations Ford Motor Company’s Legal Alliance for Women (LAW) is launching an inaugural Global Day of Service on Sept. 27, focusing on servicing organizations who support the well-being of women and girls Severson & Werson employees will volunteer at Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden… Read More

On September 16-18, Severson & Werson was a sponsor of the 2018 Five-Star Conference and Expo in Dallas, Texas.  Specifically, Severson hosted the Servicing & Compliance Lab, and shareholder Scott Hyman moderated a panel of industry innovators speaking on the subject of Servicing Innovation, The New Mindset.  Severson members Jarlath Curran and Kerry Franich also attended the Conference. The Five… Read More

Severson & Werson is expanding its nationally respected trial practice with the addition of Sharon C. Collier, Nandor B. Krause, and Kenneth C. Ward, three accomplished trial attorneys who have earned accolades from their clients and preeminent trial-attorney organizations. “We take great pride in the ability of Severson attorneys to successfully try cases when they cannot be resolved on reasonable… Read More

The California Legislature enacted the Homeowner Bill of Rights (“HBOR”) in 2012 to provide protection for homeowners facing non-judicial foreclosure and to modify certain aspects of the foreclosure process. Many (but not all) HBOR statutes were scheduled to sunset on January 1, 2018. Of the statutes that were scheduled to sunset, many (but not all) were replaced by parallel statutes… Read More

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court clarified the landscape for California employment law. The Court announced a new three-pronged “ABC” test which must be used to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee. The impact of this new legal framework is immediately clear for the gig economy but its reverberations will be felt throughout… Read More

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