Scales of Justice

California Code of Civil Procedure § 1030 Motion Explained

California law says if you want to play in California, stay in California or…


Business, Labor & Employment

Property Taxes: Falling Values Whither Due Process?

    California real estate values have fluctuated wildly in different…


Worker Factory

New California Minimum Wage Effects More than Just Entry-level Employees

The Grinch has come early for many employers as the new minimum wage of $10.00…


Business, Labor & Employment

The Potential Impact of Individual Liability Under the Fair Day’s Pay Act

SB588 The Fair Day’s Pay Act, goes into effect in California as of January 1,…


Business, Labor & Employment

Proceed Carefully with Malicious Prosecution Actions Arising out of Family

As a general rule, California malicious prosecution actions are dicey…


Business, Labor & Employment

Proper Venue to File California Lawsuit

Some seem to think that a creditor plaintiff always has to sue to collect a…


Business, Labor & Employment

When is a Lis Pendens effective? When it’s indexed!

Some seem to think that merely depositing a Notice of Pending Action [fn] is…


Business, Labor & Employment

Prop. 8 Mandates Annual Reassessments, Are California Assessors Ignoring The Law?

California's Proposition 13 is well known to real property owners.  It…


Scales of Justice

Should Lawyers "force" their clients to mediate?

Once again, I have a cautionary tale about the perils of NOT mediating a…