Scales of Justice

Duran v. U.S. Bank - Can Class Action Plaintiffs Use Statistical Sampling to Prove Liability?

All California employers will want to closely monitor a matter currently…


employee meal and rest breaks

Brinker v. Hohnbaum - Employers May Be Required to Ensure that Employees Take Meal Breaks

In California, an employee that works more than five hours a day must be…


tax-finance

Allowable Tax Deductions for Business Expenses

As a tax attorney in California with tax season right around the corner,…


Terminated Employee

Terminating Employee Shortly After Complaint to HR Exposes Employer to Liability

Courts Add to Regulatory Burdens for Business, Again. Yet another example of…


Anonymous Internet Surfer

9th Circuit Unmasks Anonymous Online Speakers

While Internet users may presume that their anonymous posts on message boards…


Fram Oil Filter Commercial - Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later

You Can Pay Me Now or You Can Pay Me Later

A brief legal consultation before signing a contract can save money and…


Riverside Skyline

Developers Beware! Comply with the California Environmental Quality Act or Go Broke

California’s Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was enacted in 1970.  The law has…


Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisals under California Law

Proposed California SB 6: Beware of Fraudulent Real Estate Appraising

In light of the public concern that persons connected to real estate…


Newspaper Businessman

Too Quick to Sue a Newspaper: Anti-SLAPP Part Two

Last month, I wrote about a defamation case brought by a doctor against a…