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Colombia Battles U.S. Investors for $17 Billion Treasure
Suzanne Folsom and Ted Wright of ACADEMI
As Sequestration Causes Push for Unrequited Patriotism, Government Contractors Should Just Say No
Kevin Kelly on Sequestration
Alan Chvotkin on Sequestration
Clark Ervin on National Security’s Business Impacts
Micah Green on U.S. Fiscal Policy
Turbulent Market for Legal Services Forces Law Firms to Innovate
Corporate Counsel can efficiently and cost-effectively delegate their commercial real estate transactions to outside counsel. This article touches on key-points of the corporate leasing process and the dynamics that corporate...more
Be careful, your Letters of Intent may be binding unless drafted properly. That’s the message from a 2011 case First National Mortgage Co. v. Federal Realty Investment Trust, 631 F.3d 1058 (February 1, 2011).
Construction companies need experienced insurance attorneys to guide them now more than ever. That’s because the market for construction-related commercial general liability (CGL) insurance, and umbrella and excess liability...more
A recent appellate case addressed the issue of minor problems and deficiencies in an Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”) and whether they were prejudicial errors that amounted to defects in the approval process required for a...more
Solar power panels on residential rooftops are an increasingly common sight these days. But the legal mechanics behind the development and delivery of solar power to consumers can be complex.
There are several alternative...more
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
California Senate Bill 1185 (SB 1185) is a new effort aimed at the underground economy in the State, estimated to be valued at between $60 billion and $140 billion each year. Underground transactions prevent the State from...more
With a veto-proof majority, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved the CleanPowerSF initiative that automatically enrolls Pacific Gas & Electric customers within the City in a “a program offering them 100 percent...more
The City of Whittier, California wants to allow oil drilling on a 20 acre parcel of land purchased as part of a much larger parcel acquired by the City in the 1990’s using bond funds approved by Proposition A. The Santa...more
Workers Compensation reform is on the way.
Cynics might ask, didn’t we do this several years ago?
Yes we did.
In the late 1990’s, overutilization of medical services, higher-than-normal indemnity benefit costs, and...more
Independent contractors are not employees but their work is often vital to the success of a business.
Because contractors may work off site, do work for other clients, and perform with minimal supervision, it is crucial to...more
Despite increasing cyber attacks, significant losses from operational downtime, and further governmental regulation, companies are still not taking measures for basic responsibilities for cyber governance, or even securing...more
A project to modernize a container terminal at the Portof Los Angelesis being trumpeted by a press release after approval by the Los Angeles Harbor Commission of the final Environmental Impact Report. The container terminal...more
What do Stockton, San Bernardino and Mammoth Lakes,California have in common?
If you were thinking about warm weather, plenty of sunshine and the California lifestyle, you might be right, but that’s not the answer we’re...more
International companies that do business in the U.S. will at one time or another likely encounter a situation where a U.S.-based customer defaults on its debt. In this case, it is important for the international entity to...more
The US economy may be experiencing slow growth but that doesn’t mean there aren’t positive signs in certain sectors. The industrial sector in California is one area that offers signs of potential future growth. That’s the...more
Officials in California estimate that $7 billion in payroll tax, workers compensation insurance, and other mandates are lost every year because of underground employment practices, including employers that pay workers under...more
Many businesses in the United States chose to have goods manufactured in China because doing so has been a low cost alternative to manufacturing at home.
But economists and business leaders have increasingly begun to...more
Image is everything, as they say, or at least a crucial first impression. That’s why businesses, even those that have been around for many years, must remain constantly vigilant of how others, especially customers and...more
Claims that an employee or contractor was not paid properly for their work often forms the subject of employment law disputes. On this blog we’ve previously discussed issues related to overtime pay and non-exempt salaries,...more
Is a non-exclusive insurance agent an independent contractor or an employee?
Insurance agents and salespeople with the discretion to determine when, how, and whether to sell a company’s products may properly be classified...more
It’s been said that people do business with people they like and trust. Not with computers or apps or processes they like and trust.
Technology has been a market-mover for many businesses, making companies...more
Let’s try and look at the world from the viewpoint of in-house counsel. In a two-part series, I try and focus on the current state of in-house counsel. Part I focuses on the overall view from a macro-standpoint. Part II...more
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