tax-finance

The Tax Cost of Litigation Part I

When a plaintiff wins a judgment or reaches a settlement, the tax man will be…


Citing Unpublished Opinions: The Conflict Between the No-Citation Rule and Judicial Notice

Although attorneys commonly believe that unpublished opinions cannot be cited,…


Tax Law

Tax Issues in Identity Theft

Identity theft is on the rise and is a frustrating process for victims. Some…


Construction

The Perils of Acting as an "Owner-Builder"

With the economy starting to show signs of life, many homeowners are beginning…


Dog Beaten With Bat by Neighbor; Owner Recovers Emotional Distress Damages

Striking your neighbors dog with a bat may allow your neighbor to recover…


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California Courts Narrowly Construe Covenants Not to Compete

As mentioned previously in this space, over the last several years California…


Circumventing Workers Compensation Preemption

Recently, one of our clients was sued by an allegedly negligent third party…


Hiring a Contractor? Make Sure the Contractor Is Insured!

Recently, I had a case where a husband and wife, who were in the process of…


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Arbitrator Disclosures Give Rise To Litigation

No Man is an Island: Court rules that arbitrators need not live in splendid…


Modified Seller Held Note Subject to Anti-Deficiency Statutes

Appellant buyers purchased a multi-unit parcel from the seller for…