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Kennaday Leavitt Owensby Files Amicus Curiae on Behalf of Two California Healthcare Associations

KLO healthcare attorneys Curtis Leavitt and Jack Janov recently filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the Court") brief with the California Court of Appeal on behalf of its clients, the California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) and California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG) in Sanjiv Goel M.D. v. Regal Medical Group. The dispute concerns the appropriate payment amounts owed to an out-of-network emergency provider under quantum meruit theories of recovery. The brief can be downloaded and read by clicking here: Sanjiv Goel M.D. v. Regal Medical Group. #KennadayLeavittOwensby #CurtisLeavitt #ManagedHealthcare #healthcare #healthlaw #CaliforniaAssociationofHealthPlans

Los Angeles Becomes Latest California City to “Ban the Box”

The City of Los Angeles recently became the latest city in California to “ban the box” when the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring went into effect. This initiative prohibits private employers in Los Angeles from “inquiring or seeking a job applicant's criminal history unless and until a conditional offer of employment” is made to the individual. If an employer makes a conditional offer of employment and then receives information about an applicant’s criminal history, the employer may not take an adverse action against the applicant based on that history until (1) a written assessment has taken place, and (2) a Fair Chance Process has occurred. Additionally, the initiative require