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Contractors State License Board Releases New Complaint Form Aimed at Illegal Advertising

The California Contractors State License Board (“CSLB”) has released a new complaint form aimed at illegal contractor advertising. Under California Business and Professions Code section 7048, a California contractors...more

Manage and Control Litigation Costs By Acknowledging Realities

Managing litigation effectively, including controlling legal costs, especially litigation costs, is important for business owners, small and large. A recent article in InsideCounsel suggests that an important part of...more

Indemnity Prohibition

On January 1, 2013, new rules governing indemnification in construction contracts went into effect under SB 474 in California. The new law impacts commercial real estate, and public and residential projects. The big picture...more

Retroactive Revival Of Liability By Legislation

The US Supreme Court sometimes makes news by refusing to hear cases, not by taking them. That was certainly the case on May 29, 2012 when the Supreme Court declined to hear a case in which Minnesota’s high court upheld state...more

Spoiling Evidence Intentionally Comes With A Price

The same tools and practices that help technology users maintain and administer their computer systems in an efficient and confidential manner may also be used improperly to spoil digital data and other evidence that is...more

'Looney' Copyright Claim Covered: Fifth Circuit Holds Breach of Contract Exclusion Doesn't Bar Liability Insurance Coverage

When Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Inc. (Looney) created an architectural design known as the Island Park Apartments in 1996, it probably wasn't thinking of insurance coverage law. But, it appears likely that Looney's...more

Bank Guarantee | Court of Appeal Allows Injunction

The NSW Court of Appeal on 1 November 2010 in Lucas Stuart Pty Ltd v Hemmes Hermitage Pty Ltd [2010] NSWCA allowed an injunction preventing a call upon the performance bond because of the possible likely damage to the...more

Ohio Education Law Monthly (September 2010)

In This Issue: *Department of Labor Issues Guidance on FMLA’s Definition of In Loco Parentis *Ruling Continues Trend of Courts Strictly Construing Terms of Construction Contract *Overtime Lawsuit for Use of PDA's...more

SZD Public Law Case Law Update

SZD’s Public Law Practice Group shares its review of important Ohio public and municipal case law. Please review our relevant public law case summaries from April - June, 2010. Cases are organized by topic, listed...more

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