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City May be Liable for Damage to Residence from Falling Tree Under Inverse Condemnation

When is a tree a “public improvement” for purposes of inverse condemnation? According to one court, when the tree was planted by a city as part of a forestry program and maintained over a period of time. City of Pasadena v…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Residential

The BEPS Initiative: Redefining International Tax Planning?

Technology companies frequently possess an international tax footprint before expanding their domestic tax footprint. That may soon change as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and its G20 member…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Supreme Court Decision Threatens Internet Television, But There Is Hope

When Congress last completely overhauled the Copyright Act in 1976, disco topped the charts, Charlie’s Angels was making its television debut, and fax machines were revolutionizing how people communicated. But it was this same…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Form D: Short But Not Simple.

Companies selling securities are generally required to register the offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In certain circumstances, an offering may qualify for an exemption from these registration…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Can Unlimited Vacation Policies be Awesome for California Employers and Employees?

High tech companies continue to change our world and how we work. Netflix, Ask.com, Best Buy, Zynga, Evernote, Hubspot and others recently have re-imagined vacation benefits for their own employees by shifting from traditional…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Are Internet TV Providers Cable Companies Now?

Last month, in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo, Inc., the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo’s service of streaming broadcast TV over the Internet violated copyrights in the streamed TV shows. Although this ruling…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Architects May Be Sued Directly by Homeowners Association for Design Defects

In a unanimous decision, California’s Supreme Court has ruled that the principal architects for a condominium project may be sued directly by a condominium homeowners association for design defects. The case, decided July 3,…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Court Awards Sanctions Against Buyer and Attorney for Meritless Claims Against Sellers’ Agent

Plaintiff Joanne Peake purchased a home from the Underwoods, who were represented by a real estate agent, John Ferrell. Two years after close of escrow, she discovered that subfloors had been damaged and not repaired by the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Business Torts, Real Estate - Residential

Impact of EU Citizens’ “Right to Be Forgotten” on U.S. Companies

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) recently held that Google must, under certain circumstances, provide European Union (“EU”) citizens with the right to remove information about themselves, including the list of results…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade

Top Five Leasing Tips for Technology Companies

Entering into a lease is an important decision for any company; it is generally a long term obligation which accounts for a good portion of a company’s financial resources. Technology companies typically have a unique way of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology, Real Estate - Commercial

Non-Disclosure Agreements: How to Properly Execute the Silicon Valley Handshake

Non-disclosure agreements (NDA) have become so commonplace that they are now referred to as the “Silicon Valley Handshake.” Indeed, it would seem that every third party transaction commences with the presentation of one or more…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Tax Consequences of Telecommuting Employees

Technology companies have been at the forefront of accommodating telecommuting employees who wish to work from home for lifestyle and other reasons. Companies may want to re-think this employee policy because of the potential…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Mergers and Acquisitions are Back – The Impact on Emerging Companies

Recent statistics have confirmed what many executives, lawyers and advisors have sensed for the past few quarters: mergers and acquisitions of emerging technology companies, especially those in mobile, social, analytics and…more
| Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology

California Online Privacy Protection Act – Do Not Track Amendment

On January 1, 2014, the California legislature passed the “Do Not Track Amendment” (the “Amendment”) to the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”). The Amendment requires certain companies to include additional…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Why Assuming Out of State Non-Compete Agreements are Unenforceable Against California Employees is High Risk Behavior

A recent case holding that a Washington employer’s non-compete agreement is enforceable against California employees reinforces a continuing trend in the California judiciary to allow non-compete agreements to be decided in the…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
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