“California Employment News” Launches Podcast

The video series California Employment News from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment practice group is now available as a podcast.

Initiated as a series of short, informational videos designed to keep California employers up-to-date on legal developments in employment law, all episodes are now also available in audio form.

WT Clients: Naomi Novik’s Novel ‘A Deadly Education’ Set for Film Adaptation

Universal Pictures is set to adapt to film the bestselling novel “A Deadly Education,” the first title in the Scholomance Trilogy by Weintraub client Naomi Novik.

The film will be directed by Meera Menon (Ms. Marvel) with Emily Carmichael (Jurassic World Dominion) and Shantha Susman adapting the screenplay. Todd Lieberman (Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Wonder) and David Hoberman (The Fighter, Wonder) are producers.

Read more about the project here on Deadline.

Naomi Novik is represented by Weintraub Shareholder Matthew Sugarman.

WT Deals: Toast News Network Picked Up by Dear Media

Podcast network Toast News Network, which includes the popular podcast The Morning Toast, will be added to the lineup of shows under Dear Media.

The network, founded by WT clients Claudia and Jackie Oshry, features original shows and podcasts from actors and influencers, such as Josh Peck, Lauren Elizabeth, and Shannon Ford. Dear Media will also be making an investment in the Oshry sisters’ cocktail brand, Spritz Society.

Weintraub Tobin helped to broker the deal, along with WME. Claudia and Jackie Oshry are represented by Weintraub shareholder Jessica Marlow.

Read more details about the deal here on IMDb.

Weintraub Tobin Welcomes Susan Roberts

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to welcome Susan Roberts as an associate in the Firm’s Entertainment and Media practice group, where she focuses on digital media, entertainment, defamation, privacy, and intellectual property.

WT Wins: Shauna Correia and Katie Collins Secure Dismissal with Prejudice of a Wage and Hour Class Action

On September 21, 2022, Shauna Correia and Katie Collins secured a dismissal with prejudice in Sacramento Superior Court of a wage and hour class action that had been brought against our client by former employees. The plaintiffs’ counsel agreed to dismiss with prejudice in exchange for a waiver of costs after Shauna and Katie filed a summary judgment motion asserting lack of standing, waiver, and estoppel.