October 2015 Archives

Let it Fall! - Court of Appeals Precludes Recovery of Preventive Costs under Standard Homeowners Insurance Policy

By: Paul T. McBride

In Grebow v. Mercury Insurance, published on October 23, 2015, the Court of Appeals rejected a homeowners' claim that an implied duty to reimburse costs incurred by the homeowner to prevent an insurable loss is imposed on a homeowners' insurance carrier. At first blush, this decision may appear unfair, since the homeowners efforts saved the carrier money in the long run. However, the Court justified its conclusion by stating that the homeowners' argument would convert a loss policy into a maintenance agreement, which is not what the parties intended when the policy was purchased.

Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit Olive Crest Academy

Kring & Chung, LLP's annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will benefit the families of Olive Crest Academy this year. We are excited to be helping such a reputable and deserving organization this holiday season. Our goal is to provide 25 complete meal baskets to Olive Crest Academy families. We invite our clients, business partners, friends and families to make a food or monetary contribution to a great cause. Please contact Courtney Kring at ckring@kringandchung.com if you would like to make a donation.

For more information about Olive Crest, please visit their websites at www.olivecrest.org and www.olivecrestacademy.org.

Allyson K. Thompson Represents Former Police Officer in Sexual Harassment/Whistleblower Case

Kring & Chung Partner, Allyson K. Thompson is representing a former Bakersfield police officer in a sexual harassment and wrongful termination case. The lawsuit that was filed on Friday, October 23, 2015 states Bjorneboe was subjected to a pattern of humiliating sexual harassment, exposed to a hostile work environment with negligent supervision and suffered retaliation for blowing the whistle on illegal police practices.

To view the full article in the Bakersfield Californian, click here.

Scott M. Bonesteel Promoted to Partner

Kring & Chung, LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott M. Bonesteel to Partner in our San Diego office.

With 29 years of experience as a trial lawyer, Mr. Bonesteel's commitment to legal excellence and his dedication to defending our clients earned him this well-deserved promotion to Partner. Since joining the firm in 2010, his practice has focused upon complex product liability, intellectual property, personal injury, product-based class actions and construction defect litigation.

Mr. Bonesteel can be reached at our San Diego office located at:
11682 El Camino Real, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: (858) 436-0268
Email: sbonesteel@kringandchung.com

Kring & Chung Lawyers named 2015 Top Attorney's by Coast Magazine

Congratulations to Managing Partner's, Kenneth W. Chung and Kyle D. Kring on being recognized as 2015 Top Attorney's by Coast Magazine. Coast Magazine and OCMetro used Avvo to compile their list. Avvo is a Seattle-based company that rates and profiles attorneys nationwide. Avvo's algorithm rates all attorneys on a 10-point scale, factoring in peer endorsements, as well as experience, education, training, speaking engagements, published works and awards.

These dynamic ratings are continuously updated based on new information from attorneys as well as from licensing and disciplinary authorities.

Click here for the direct link to the digital magazine.

Piece Rate Update

On October 20, 2015, Managing Partner, Kyle Kring met with Christine Baker, the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, which oversees DLSE, and her Special Counsel, on behalf of and with CalPASC members to discuss the new legislation affecting piece rate pay. Recently enacted AB 1513 will have a significant effect on employers who pay employees on a piece rate basis. We were able to obtain some guidance from the Director and her Special Counsel on some of the critical issues in the bill. Every business with a piece rate compensation plan should immediately consult with counsel to discuss the effect of AB 1513 and SB 588. 

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