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As COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions continue to be enforced across the country, consumers are becoming more reliant on delivery services like Amazon Prime, Walmart’s Delivery Unlimited, Instacart, and others for everything from basic goods to groceries. These tech oriented delivery services have traditionally been the exclusive domain of millennials, but have become household names with older demographics like Baby Boomers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their growing popularity has unfortunately (perhaps unfairly) resulted in heightened scrutiny from government regulators.
Cal/OSHA Clarifies Emergency Temporary Standards; Update On LA County’s Required Quarantine For Travelers
On Friday, January 8th, Cal/OSHA published an updated FAQ providing further clarification on its Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). Cal/OSHA added several more questions and answers which attempt to explain some of the terms in the ETS and how they apply in different situations. Some of the major clarifications are discussed below, while the full FAQs can be found here.
Ninth Circuit Decision Makes it Harder for Plaintiffs to Plead Securities Fraud Claims Against Drug & Medical Device Companies
In Vicky Nguyen v. Endologix, Inc., et al., the Ninth Circuit affirmed in a published decision the district court’s dismissal with prejudice of a putative securities fraud class action because plaintiff failed to meet the heightened pleading standard for scienter required under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (“PSLRA”). On July 20, 2020, the Ninth Circuit denied plaintiff’s petition for rehearing. A Stradling team lead by Jason de Bretteville represented defendants-appellees in the case.