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4 05, 2017

CALIFORNIA USURY LAWS: What you should know before lending or borrowing money

By | 2017-05-04T08:14:30+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Business Contracts, Business Law, Contract law, Contracts, Financial, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CALIFORNIA USURY LAWS: What you should know before lending or borrowing money

Introduction Many business owners and individuals incorrectly believe they can charge any amount of interest to which the parties agree. However, unlike many contract terms, rates of interest charged by non-exempt lenders is limited in California to ten percent (10%) per year, even if the borrower is otherwise willing to pay a higher rate (or [...]

26 04, 2017

BATTLING A TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT

By | 2017-04-26T11:47:41+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property, Trademark, Uncategorized|Comments Off on BATTLING A TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT

What is trademark infringement? In a nutshell, trademark infringement is the unlawful use of an established trademark or a confusingly similar one with the same or similar goods or services. Depending on the circumstances, a trademark owner who believes its mark is being infringed may file a civil lawsuit in either state or federal court. [...]

11 04, 2017

Are Class Action Waivers Enforceable in California?

By | 2017-04-11T07:56:05+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Civil Litigation, Contract law, Labor & Employment Law, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are Class Action Waivers Enforceable in California?

While there is no doubt California courts have openly expressed hostility toward the enforcement of class action waivers, state court and ninth circuit court decisions finding such waivers unenforceable have been consistently reversed on appeal to the United States Supreme Court, where the waivers are contained in an agreement to arbitrate pursuant to the Federal [...]