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…


Bankruptcy and Tax Law

How Bankruptcy Affects Tax Obligations for Individuals and Sole Proprietors

Our capitalist system encourages individuals to take risks. Some prove…


Overhill Farms Protest - Anti-SLAPP Motion Filed, Granted, Affirmed on Appeal

Employer Sues Fired Employees for Defamation- Defeats their Anti-SLAPP Motion

Fired employees are often a source of problems for a business, especially when…


Paycheck

Employers- Avoid the Million Dollar Liability in Your Paychecks

To the surprise of one California employer, a class action labor and employment…


Anti-SLAPP in California

Think Twice Before Suing a Newspaper!

A few months back, one of my newspaper clients reported about a doctor’s…


Internet

Nigerian E-mail Scam Victim Sues Bank, Loses Appeal

While many victims of the so-called “Nigerian e-mail scam” would be too…


Service

Non-Party Recovery of the Costs of a Subpoena Requiring Document Production

Businesses in the Inland Empire already have a hard enough time making ends…