On-Call Pay Issue Undecided, as Calif. Ruling for Retailer Reversed

Richard Bridgford, founding partner of Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian spoke with Bloomberg Law about prevailing in a lawsuit against retailer Tilly’s Inc. Bridgford said this decision could bring some equality to the relationship between workers and employers. “In holding that the definition of ‘reporting’ does not require actual physical presence at the workplace, the decision … Continued

Court Says Retail Workers Are Owed Pay for Being ‘On Call’

A California appellate court has held that “on call” workers should be compensated in instances when they aren’t ultimately forced to come in to work a shift. The decision issued Monday, February 4, 2019 by the Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles marks the first time a court has weighed in how the … Continued

Employees’ Telephonic Check-In Is Compensable ‘On-Call’ Time

A clothing retailer who requires its employees to call in two hours prior to a potential shift to find out whether they must report to work that day must pay those employees, under the applicable wage order, for being “on-call” according to a ruling from the California Court of Appeal. Presiding Justice Lee S. Edmon … Continued

Lawsuits Demand PG&E Pay for Damages From Wildfires

Richard Bridgford and his law firm, along with two other law firms, represent about 1,500 wildfire victims suing PG&E for wrongful death, medical costs, property loss and other claims. “PG&E is maintaining a corporate culture of placing profits over people,” Bridgford said. Here is the full story from the Associated Press which was picked by … Continued

BGA Update Newsletter: Fall 2018

With the recent wildfires that have hit Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, Bridgford Gleason & Artinian has once again partnered with two other law firms to file lawsuits on behalf of renters and property owners impacted by those fires. The allegations are against Southern California Edison for negligently operating, repairing and maintaining electrical equipment in … Continued

New Lawsuit Places Blame on SoCal Edison for Woolsey Fire

Bridgford Gleason & Artinian is working with two other Southern California law firms to represent victims of the Woolsey fire. Attorneys who filed the new lawsuit on November 23, 2018 allege the wildfire could have been avoided if Southern California Edison had properly maintained its overhead power lines and electrical equipment and cleared away vegetation … Continued

Lawsuit Filed Against Southern California Edison Company for Victims of Woolsey Wildfire

Lawsuit alleges Edison negligently operated, repaired and maintained electrical equipment that sparked devastating wildfire, already burning nearly 100,000 acres LOS ANGELES – Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian along with law firms McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP, Frantz Law Group, APLC have filed a lawsuit on behalf of renters and property owners in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties … Continued

Bridgford clients were featured in several news outlets to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting

Bridgford clients were featured in several news outlets to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/09/26/this-is-how-two-lakewood-brothers-keep-their-mothers-memory-alive-after-she-died-in-the-las-vegas-shooting/ https://www.nbclosangeles.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Lakewood-Boys-Remember-Mother-Killed-at-Las-Vegas-Massacre_Los-Angeles-494687601.html https://youtu.be/KXwLg-qRhQg

California Wildfire Litigation – Legal Team Seeks Recovery of Losses That Are Not Covered by Insurance Companies

Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian, Frantz Law Group, APLC, McNicholas & McNicholas are helping victims of the California Wildfires, as well as victims of the resulting mudslides, obtain financial restitution for their losses. James P. Frantz, owner and senior partner of the Frantz Law Group said “Many wildfires and mudslide victims find after rebuilding or repairing their property … Continued