Webinar Will Examine Defending Motor Carrier Claims for Negligent Entrustment, Hiring, Training, and Retention

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Claims against a trucking company for negligent entrustment, hiring, or retention may seek and may result in increased compensatory damages, punitive damages, expanded discovery, and evidentiary and admissibility advantages for the plaintiff. Motor carriers should perform reasonable investigations into all employees to ensure that an individual’s past…

California Bill Would Permit Searches of Publicly Accessible Court Cases Based on Defendant’s DOB and Driver’s License Number

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 17, 2022, California Senate Bill 1262 (SB 1262) was introduced by Senator Steven Bradford (D-35th District) to require publicly accessible electronic indexes of defendants in criminal cases to permit searches and filtering of results based on a defendant’s driver’s license number or date of birth,…

California Bill Would Make it Discriminatory to Ask Rental Applicants about Criminal Records on Initial Applications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 17, 2022, California Assembly Bill 2383 was introduced to make it a discriminatory housing practice for the owner of rental housing to inquire about – or require an applicant for rental housing to disclose – a criminal record during the initial application assessment phase unless…

USCIS Announces New Mission Statement

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 9, 2022, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – a government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States – announced the agency’s new mission statement: “USCIS upholds America’s promise as a nation of welcome and possibility with fairness, integrity, and respect for all…

CFPB Report Reviews Financial Impact of Criminal Justice System on Families

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In January 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report entitled “Justice-Involved Individuals and the Consumer Financial Marketplace” that reviewed the financial issues facing people and families who come in contact with the criminal justice system, according to a news release from the CFPB. The…