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6 12, 2016

Video Recording on Private Property in California

By | 2016-12-14T09:05:04+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Business Law|Comments Off on Video Recording on Private Property in California

Over the years, clients have inquired about the legality of installing video cameras on their privately owned commercial real estate or business premises. The short answer is that such recordings are legal in California. However, a more complete answer requires that legal counsel for the client determine whether such recordings violate (or may foreseeably violate) [...]

18 11, 2016

Arbitration Agreements Including Emergency Relief Provisions

By | 2016-12-14T10:05:44+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Business Law|Comments Off on Arbitration Agreements Including Emergency Relief Provisions

There are many sorts of business disputes where “emergency relief” may be called for.  One common example is where trade secrets are stolen, often by employees or former employees.  In view of that possibility, it is common for employment agreements to not only require the employees agree not to divulge company trade secrets, but likewise [...]

11 10, 2016

TAKING STEPS TO CORRECT NEGATIVE REVIEWS ON YELP

By | 2017-03-13T12:09:07+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Business Law|Comments Off on TAKING STEPS TO CORRECT NEGATIVE REVIEWS ON YELP

We previously published an article here titled “Negative Reviews On Yelp Hurting Your Business?” in which we explained that, under appropriate circumstances, a business owner may want to consider filing a suit for defamation against persons publishing false negative reviews on Yelp or similar consumer review websites. THE YELP CASE Now the issue of defamatory [...]

20 09, 2016

California’s “Good Faith Settlement” Law: An Example From a Recent Case

By | 2016-12-14T11:04:55+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Business Law, Business Litigation|Comments Off on California’s “Good Faith Settlement” Law: An Example From a Recent Case

Lawsuits are expensive, as we all know, and as experienced business law litigators, we frequently find ourselves advising our business clients to settle their claims, usually at some reduced value, rather than pursue expensive, distracting litigation.  But sometimes, even where your adversary is willing to agree to pay a reasonable settlement amount, filing a lawsuit [...]

14 09, 2016

GUARDING AGAINST PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS IN CALIFORNIA

By | 2016-12-14T11:05:24+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Business Law, LLCs|Comments Off on GUARDING AGAINST PERSONAL LIABILITY FOR RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS IN CALIFORNIA

Big rewards can be reaped by owning investment properties, but so too can big risks. One common threat real estate investors wish to avoid is personal liability for judgments resulting from a lawsuit. Even the most conscientious owner may one day find him or herself embroiled in a costly legal battle. While it is impossible [...]