May 29, 2020

As Restrictions Begin to Ease, Anthony J. Ellrod Publishes Guide for Health Clubs Preparing to Operate in the New Normal

Founding Partner Anthony J. Ellrod has written a comprehensive guide to the financial, legal, and operational issues that health clubs, owners and managers will need to address in order to minimize legal and financial exposure and emerge from government-mandated closures as strong and safe as possible. Published by the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), the guide is meant to enable club operators to lay a solid foundation during the re-opening process, one that will ensure their clubs continue to grow and adapt as they build upon it under the vastly changed circumstances of the new normal. With the first states now allowing clubs to start reopening, this guide couldn’t be more timely.

May 22, 2020

MKERT Healthcare Liability Team Wins Landmark Appeal Prohibiting Posthumous Conception without Deceased Donor's Consent

In a decision published earlier this month, a California appeals court has ruled that in cases involving a loss of stored gametic material, such as cryogenically preserved sperm or eggs, plaintiffs may not seek damages based on their lost ability to conceive if the plaintiff had no legal right to use the materials for procreation. While seemingly arcane, this decision serves to reinforce the important principle in California law that egg and sperm donors cannot be made parents posthumously without their consent.

May 12, 2020

Tony M. Sain to Present at the 2020 Open Meetings and Open Records Digital Conference for the CLA

Tony M. Sain, a Los Angeles Public Entity Defense Team Partner, will be co-leading a virtual presentation on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the 2020 Open Meetings and Open Records Digital Conference for the California Lawyers Association (CLA).

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