When a plaintiff wins a judgment or reaches a settlement, the tax man will be lurking to get his share.  There are two main issues in the taxation of litigation.  This blog will focus on a plaintiff in a non-business litigation situation, such as personal injury or discrimination.  The first issue is the tax treatment […]

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Recently, a California jury awarded a fired employee a stunning $167.7 million, made up of $125 million in punitives (emotional distress)…. Have we placed our emotions above what remains of our intellects?

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Can the selection of a roommate give rise to a legal claim for discrimination? The Ninth Circuit recently weighed in.

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Homeowners sued their lenders, creatively claiming that the lender had a separate duty to disclose to each of them the lender’s intent to defraud them on their loans.

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In a prior blog, I briefly discussed relevant state law regarding the formation and operation of medical marijuana cooperatives and collectives, pursuant to the Compassionate Use Act (the Act), Medical Marijuana Program Act (the Program) and California Attorney General Aug. 2008 Guidelines. In response to the rampant proliferation of medical marijuana dispensaries (MMD’s), many cities […]

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The California attorneys at Reid and Hellyer are excited to announce the launch of their new blog: California Litigation Attorney Blog.

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