What is the client to do when his or her attorney is ordered suspended by the California Supreme Court and therefore unable to practice law?

Read More

In California, both the Secretary of State’s office and the Franchise Tax Board have the authority to suspend a California corporation under certain situations.

Read More

Public employee pay and benefits have been hot topics of late, exacerbated by the fiscal crisis in California at all levels of government. This topic reached the courts when one of the state’s leading newspapers sought the records of a public employee retirement system.

Read More

Even California’s bent towards environmental protection could not prevent a court from agreeing that even trees may qualify as an unlawful “spite fence” in California. A “Spite Fence,” which may be prohibited by court order under California law, is defined as “[a]ny . . . structure” over 10 feet that was “maliciously erected or maintained for the purpose of annoying [a neighbor].”

Read More

When is a retraction not a retraction? When a court edits it. In Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Inc. v. Schneickert, the California Court of Appeal ruled that if an arbitration agreement is broad enough and if the applicable arbitration rules are, too, then an arbitrator may require a retraction of defamatory statements.  However, the appellate court […]

Read More

The IRS provides a forum for appealing a proposed income tax deficiency known as IRS Appeals, the only level of administrative appeal within the IRS.

Read More