Scales of Justice

Should Lawyers "force" their clients to mediate?

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


Deed Record - Real Estate - Real Property

Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instructions

California escrows perform an important role in modern real estate and business…


Warning: Email Wire Instruction Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry

Warning to the real estate industry: a widespread fraud is currently underway…


Mortgage Shotgunning and the Priority of Trust Deeds

The article below appeared in the California Real Property Journal, the…


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Employer Class Action Certification

For those employers who had all but given up hope of receiving relief from the…


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Employees Training/Education Cost Repayment Contracts

Friends:  This month’s employer tip concerns an employer’s ability to seek…


Anonymous Internet Surfer

Protecting Trade Secrets From Use by Former Employees

Companies commonly spend substantial resources in developing information that…


What Is An Integration Clause - And Why Should I Care?

Over the many years I have practiced law in California, I have dealt with a…


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Contractual Arbitration Provisions Under California Law

If you have ever purchased or sold a home, or seen a medical doctor, no doubt…