BGA Update Newsletter: Fall 2019

Bridgford Gleason & Artinian’s latest newsletter covers the firm’s role on the Plaintiffs Steering Committee in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting case where Richard Bridgford and Michael Artinian represented more than 200 clients eligible to participate in a settlement. View the PDF

Bridgford Speaks on the Importance of Litigation to Shape Gun Violence Policy

Richard Bridgford, Chair of UCI Law’s Board of Visitors, spoke to a packed room about how litigation can be an effective tool for the adoption of federal laws mandating background checks and a ban on assault weapons. The talk, hosted by the UCI Law Guest Speaker Series and the Civil Justice Research Initiative, was held … Continued

KABC7 Segment Features Bridgford and Clients Reaction to MGM Settlement

KABC7-TV Richard Bridgford and his clients were interviewed by KABC7-TV on October 3, 2019 reacting to the MGM settlement with victims of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting which took place at the Mandalay Bay. Hundreds of victims and family members filed lawsuits claiming the hotel had failed to take steps to protect people attending the festival … Continued

Can Litigation be a Tool for Reducing Gun Violence?

Richard Bridgford spoke at UC Berkley on Monday, June 24 at a gun violence symposium hosted by several schools including the Civil Justice Research Initiative.  ‘Can Litigation be a Tool for Reducing Gun Violence?’ brought together civil justice practitioners and scholars from different disciples to better understand gun violence litigation, share results of recent research and … Continued

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