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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 …


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 …


January Legal Recap A round-up of the some of the most important updates in law and business from California and around the country. By Matthew Harvey, Marketing Coordinator Business — 1) The Kroger Company to add 10,000 permanent positions, reports 3% 2016 workforce growth http://www.reuters.com/article/us-kroger-employement-idUSKBN1571NU 2) Department of Health reports 28% of Affordable Care Act …


PERSONAL INJURY/PREMISES LIABILITY/DANGEROUS CONDITION Gregory E. Stone and Angela M. Jones represented Ralphs’ Grocery Company in the case of Eric Guinea v. Ralphs’ where plaintiff claimed Ralphs (dba Food 4 Less) violated its policy by failing to maintain a restroom he allegedly slipped in. After 2 hours of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict for the …


The City of Los Angeles Increases Paid Sick Leave Benefits By Robyn McKibbin, Esq. Important Legal Update for Employers: The City of L.A. enacted an ordinance requiring 48 hours of paid sick leave per year, doubling California’s recent sick pay law. It was enacted as an amendment to the City’s minimum wage ordinance. Unlike the …


Employers: Have You Hired Someone Recently?   Our guest-blogger, Immigration Attorney Ajay S. Thakkar, Esq., has some important information you might need to know!   Keep Your I-9 Form (Employment Eligibility Verification Form) Up To Date: In order to comply with United States law, an employer must verify the identity and employment authorization of each person they …