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California’s Right to Die Law — A Three Part Series on the End of Life Option Act By Leslie Blozan, Esq. Since California’s End of Life Option Act took effect in June of last year, 111 terminally ill people chose to end their lives with medical assistance. Leslie Blozan has us filled-in with what the new End of Life …


Going Once, Twice, Sold: How Warehousemen Can Properly Sell Goods on a Lien to Settle Debts By Gregg Garfinkel, Esq. A warehouseman has a lien on goods left in his care as security for payment for all services performed, including storage charges, processing fees, transportation, and auction fees. The lien protects the warehouseman in the …


Gregg Garfinkel to Present at the CA Moving & Storage Association’s (CMSA) Annual Convention Gregg Garfinkel is excited to be speaking at the 99th Annual California Moving & Storage Association (CMSA) Convention at the Westin, Mission Hills on May 2-7, 2017. He will be offering insight to transportation industry professionals such as owners of Trucking Companies, Warehousing …


March Legal Roundup By Matthew Harvey & Marleigh Green Only the best news in Business, Employment, Insurance, and Law from California and around the globe. Business Modern Appealing Clothing, a fashion boutique based in San Francisco, California, has filed a lawsuit against first daughter Ivanka Trump’s brand for unfair competition. “Citing California law, the suit …


When a Stranger Calls, They Could Be Scamming You By Marleigh Green If you own a phone—especially if you own a business—you’ve probably gotten a call from a telemarketer. Telemarketers, in-large-part, are harmless salespeople; however, in recent times, diabolical schemes have been drawn-up by nefarious folks using a telemarketing-system. While telemarketing scams have existed for …


“Sharing” is Caring: Social Media & Copyright Laws By Marleigh Green Are Social Media Posts Subject to Copyright? Social Media is still in its infancy, leaving the legal industry scrambling to catch up. With websites like Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook gaining popularity amongst individuals and businesses alike, new lawsuits are arising that call the …


Mediation: Dispute Resolution Without the Courtroom By Marleigh Green What is Mediation? Mediation is a process by which two people (“the parties”) involved in a dispute meet with a third-party neutral (“the mediator”) to try and come to a resolution. Sometimes mediations—such as in divorce cases—are court-ordered, where a judge will require the two parties to …


February Legal Roundup The most important headlines in business, employment, and insurance from California and around the Globe. By Matthew Harvey Business — 1) Los Angeles City Council decriminalizes street vendors; Board of Public Works to regulate & issue permits “We look forward to working with the Council and city staff to ensure any new …


CALI[FAIR]NIA By Kori Macksoud, Law Clerk A few years ago, the California State Legislature signaled it would take a very aggressive approach toward eliminating unfair pay practices and indeed it has!  In late September, Governor Brown signed off on several important bills of great significance to employers and employees alike.  Beginning January 1, 2017, additional …


But Officer, That’s Not My Cow In the improbable world of litigation, the most remarkable situations arise.  For example, the case of the wandering cow.  In the early hours of the morning, outside of Bakersfield, an unbranded, black heifer wandered onto a rural highway.  The 2008 recession hurt small livestock operations.  Between the California drought …

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