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Want to Make a Federal Case of it?

By | 2017-06-21T12:04:06+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Business Litigation, Civil Litigation|

It amuses me when I find myself resorting to one of the many “sayings” or “expressions” I learned early in my childhood, and have always understood, but the derivation of which I did not bother to investigate or learn until much later. Just now, for example, remembering how my mother would say “I don’t want [...]

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THE “DAY OF REST” REQUIREMENT OF LABOR CODE SECTIONS 551 AND 552

By | 2017-05-22T07:42:48+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Labor & Employment Law, wage and hour law|

Earlier this month, the California Supreme Court issued rulings on three previously-unanswered questions relating to the “Day of Rest” requirement of Labor Code Sections 551 and 552. In Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., decided May 8, 2017, the Court first addressed the meaning of §551 (“[E]very person employed in any occupation of labor is entitled to [...]

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PLANNING FOR YOUR “DIGITAL ESTATE”

By | 2017-05-22T06:17:35+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Estate Planning, Succession Planning, Wills and Trusts|

A few years ago, security software company McAfee, Inc. conducted a study which revealed that, on average, Americans have a “Digital Estate” worth more than $50,000.00.  At the time, these digital assets were at risk of being lost or otherwise inaccessible when the owner died or became incapacitated. On January 1, 2017, California became one [...]

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California Successor Liability

By | 2017-05-04T08:51:57+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Asset Protection, Business Law, Business Litigation, Commercial Law, Commercial Ligitation, Corporate Law|

If you are purchasing an existing business or even the assets of a business in California, it is important to consider to what extent your business will have exposure to successor liability following the purchase. California successor liability laws are significantly broader than those in some states, so being informed and taking steps to mitigate [...]

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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|

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 [...]

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