Construction

Homebuilders: Good News About Your Alternative Nonadversarial Prelitigation Contractual Provision

California Senate Bill 800 (“Right to Repair” or “Fix It” law; Civil Code sec.…


Arbitration Agreement

Not All Arbitration Clauses Are Enforceable

It is common practice among retailers to use form contracts which are presented…


Construction

Unlicensed Contractors Can Agree to Binding Arbitration

However, results will likely be unfavorable to the unlicensed contractor.…


Professional employee

Law Clerk Claims Not to be a "Professional," Loses Appeal

Thanks to the recent decision in Zelasko-Barrett v. Brayton-Purcell, LLP,…


sabbatical vacation

Vacation Time Disguised as a "Sabbatical" May Require Employee Compensation Upon Termination

Many larger companies allow employees to take extended time off from employment…


past due debt

How to Collect a Debt

During the economic downturn of the last few years, an increasing number of our…


Buy-Sell Agreements: An Introduction – Part I

Assume that you hold 50% of the shares in a successful corporation.  The other…


Should I Provide My Zip Code To Retailers Who Ask?

When you check out at your local retail store, it has been the custom of many…


making a deal

Will Questions About 998 Offers Ever Cease?

For a simple statute, at least in concept, California Code of Civil Procedure…