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20 09, 2016

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

By | 2017-09-11T06:08:09+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 [...]

5 09, 2016

AN ODE TO HONESTY IN BUSINESS PRACTICES

By | 2017-09-11T02:38:28+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Business Litigation|Comments Off on AN ODE TO HONESTY IN BUSINESS PRACTICES

As a trial lawyer, there is nothing I enjoy more than an honest client with a righteous case.  Hallelujah!  So many people use lawyers as henchmen, to bully their enemies and competitors, with lies.  But when I have a client who has been cheated or harmed, and is truly a victim, a victim of lies!!!!....that [...]

11 08, 2016

CALIFORNIA’S REAL ESTATE TRANSFER DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

By | 2017-09-11T06:10:25+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Business Law, Business Litigation|Comments Off on CALIFORNIA’S REAL ESTATE TRANSFER DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

If you are selling or leasing your home, you must comply with the Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Law. That law requires that sellers provide the prospective buyer with a Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement (“TDS”). The obligation to provide a prospective purchaser with a TDS is imposed on all owners of real property who enter [...]

14 07, 2016

Anti-SLAPP Motions in Connection with Employment Law Claims

By | 2017-09-11T06:11:28+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Business Law, Business Litigation, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Anti-SLAPP Motions in Connection with Employment Law Claims

Employers and employees alike should be aware of the not-so-new litigation device known as the anti-SLAPP motion to strike. This motion, typically filed in the early stages of a case, is designed to strike a Complaint before it gets off the ground. SLAPP refers to “Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation.”  An anti-SLAPP motion is one [...]

6 07, 2016

BUSINESS LITIGATION: Swinging a Bigger Stick

By | 2017-09-11T02:37:07+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Business Litigation|Comments Off on BUSINESS LITIGATION: Swinging a Bigger Stick

Everyone knows that litigation is an expensive distraction from the true mission of any business.  Good management, with well drafted contracts and employee supervision, go a long way to minimize lawsuits. However, despite the “best laid plans”, things happen.  Even well-managed businesses sometimes find themselves involved in a lawsuit.  When that happens, it is often [...]