Before you have a contractor begin any home improvements, there are some things you should know.

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A California attorney has apparently become the first person with legal training to issue a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the White House seeking the recipe of President Obama’s White House Honey Ale.

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In July of 2009, the City of Lancaster resorted to a unique plan in an effort to prevent the Mongols Nation Motorcycle Club, Inc., a California Corporation (“the Mongols”), from holding its annual convention in the City of Lancaster. In an effort to prevent the Mongols from staying in Lancaster that weekend, the mayor and […]

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Corporations often opt to handle e-discovery internally. However, Inside Counsel, reports that this may expose corporations to risks they may not have considered. The article quotes at length from a recent decision in National Day Laborer Organizing Network et al. v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, et al., a United States District Court case arising […]

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Did you recently say I do?  Changing your Facebook status from single to married, isn’t all you need to do.  The myriad of personal changes also requires updated statues with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and Social Security Administration (“SSA”). If you’ve changed your last name then notify the SSA. Your new last name and […]

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The Ninth Circuit has ruled that a lawyer (or other debt collector) may not send a debt collection letter to a debtor at the latter’s workplace – even if it’s addressed in the debtor’s name, “care of” the employer and marked “personal and confidential.”

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Although California law creates a duty to supervise employees by the designated officer of a corporate real estate broker, the Court of Appeal ruled that this duty is owed only to the corporation, not to third parties harmed by the failure to supervise.

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Employers will want to pay close attention to the California Supreme Court’s pending decision in Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co. as it may substantially affect their exposure to liability for certain claims by undocumented employees.

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Commercial landlords should carefully draft recapture provisions in leases if they seek to hold assignors of the lease liable for a breach of the covenant to pay rent by the assignee.

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A standard real estate form known as the Property Information Sheet may create legal problems if not used properly by commercial real estate brokers.

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