When one of the world's largest environmental engineering and consulting companies--with more than 14,000 employees worldwide--was sued for disability discrimination, they turned to the employment law experts at Singer / Bea to mount an aggressive and rapid defense. Employment litigation is one of the firm's core practice areas, with our attorneys defending companies against claims of trade-secret misappropriation, disability discrimination, harassment, wage and hour … full story
Ashley Conrad gets some of the biggest stars in hollywood and professional sports ready to do their thing. She understands what it means to be a true master of your craft. Understandably then, when she was sued for trademark infringement in the Central District of California, she called on the IP experts at Singer / Bea to defend her. "Singer / Bea has a long and successful history defending fitness and supplement companies in intellectual property matters, and we are honored that … full story
Coppola Foods is a nearly century-old, family-owned business based in Salerno Italy. When they were sued in the Northern District of California for allegedly infringing a family marks obtained by Francis Ford Coppola, they selected the experienced IP litigators at Singer / Bea to defend them. Plaintiff and current holder of the marks at issue, a limited partnership named GMYL, is represented by K&L Gates LLP.
The California legal environment is particularly challenging for employers, especially when it comes to proper classification of individuals as employees or individual contractors. The firm successfully settled a complex labor lawsuit where the plaintiff claimed that an employee was wrongfully classified as an independent contractor, resulting in adverse tax consequences and an IRS audit. The plaintiff also alleged causes of action for overtime violations, discriminatio… full story