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Recent Cases Signal Shifting Tides in Employment Arbitration

Many employers enter into arbitration agreements with their employees to expedite resolution and mitigate the risk of jury trials. For the most part, a proper arbitration agreement would have the effect of requiring both the…more

Appeals, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Class Action Arbitration Waivers, Employee Handbooks

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Traps for the Unwary – Transfers of Personal Property Without Delivery

Imagine... You’ve just completed a purchase of a friendly competitor’s overstocked inventory from the current season. She gave you a good price and will let you leave the goods at her warehouse for 30 days, just in time…more

Personal Property, Transfers

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Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund

Last week, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that it permanently banned 100 of Shell Oil Company’s underground storage tank (UST) claims from the California UST Cleanup Fund (Fund)…more

Cleanup Doctrine, Double Recovery, Enforcement Actions, False Claims Act (FCA), Misleading Statements

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New Year, New Fraudulent Transfer Law

It’s a new year, and we have a new law affecting debtors and creditors in California. Effective January 1, 2016, California’s Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA) has replaced California’s Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act…more

Burden of Proof, Choice-of-Law, Fraudulent Transfers, Insolvency, New Legislation

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Transfers of Family-Controlled Business Entities to Family Members Could Get More Expensive

Transfers of Family-Controlled Business Entities to Family Members Could Get More Expensive - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released proposed regulations that will dramatically change the valuation of…more

Business Entities, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Fair Market Value, Family Businesses

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Recent Cases Signal Shifting Tides in Employment Arbitration

Many employers enter into arbitration agreements with their employees to expedite resolution and mitigate the risk of jury trials. For the most part, a proper arbitration agreement would have the effect of requiring both the…more

Appeals, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Class Action Arbitration Waivers, Employee Handbooks

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Recent Cases Signal Shifting Tides in Employment Arbitration

Many employers enter into arbitration agreements with their employees to expedite resolution and mitigate the risk of jury trials. For the most part, a proper arbitration agreement would have the effect of requiring both the…more

Appeals, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Class Action Arbitration Waivers, Employee Handbooks

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Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Could Fall Apart After Scandal

Greenberg Glusker litigation partner Ricardo Cestero was quoted in a Law360 article, Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Could Fall Apart After Scandal, (subscription required), addressing a customer class action filed against the two…more

Class Action, Criminal Prosecution, Fantasy Sports, FBI, Frozen Assets

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Transfers of Family-Controlled Business Entities to Family Members Could Get More Expensive

Transfers of Family-Controlled Business Entities to Family Members Could Get More Expensive - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released proposed regulations that will dramatically change the valuation of…more

Business Entities, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Fair Market Value, Family Businesses

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Transfers of Family-Controlled Business Entities to Family Members Could Get More Expensive

Transfers of Family-Controlled Business Entities to Family Members Could Get More Expensive - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released proposed regulations that will dramatically change the valuation of…more

Business Entities, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Fair Market Value, Family Businesses

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Escaping Taxes in Bankruptcy Through S Corporations

Shareholders of financially troubled S corporations may now be able to avoid the flow-through of taxes when the S corporation or its subsidiary files bankruptcy…more

Appeals, Casinos, Chapter 11, Commercial Bankruptcy, Corporate Taxes

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In the Heart of the Rainy Season: The New (Stayed) Clean Water Rule Covers Vernal Pools in California

After years of drought, the El Niño storms have been bringing much-needed rain and snow to California–albeit in quantities significantly less than we hoped for thus far. In addition to the anticipated snow packs, flowing…more

Clean Water Act, Clean Water Rule, Jurisdiction, Property Owners, Storm Water

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Producers Beware: What happens when your movie distributor files bankruptcy?

The Issue - There has been written a plethora of articles about Bankruptcy Code §365(n) regarding the rights of parties to license agreements when the licensor files a bankruptcy and rejects a license agreement. Generally,…more

Bankruptcy Code, Commercial Bankruptcy, Damages, Entertainment Industry, Film Industry

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Buyer Beware – Hidden Dangers in Using Form Contracts in Real Estate Deals

Form contracts account for more than 80 percent of all agreements used to complete business transactions today. That percentage may be even higher when it comes to contracts in commercial real estate transactions such as the…more

Boilerplate Language, Contract Formation, Real Estate Market

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“If You Were Justin Bieber’s Lawyer, What Would You Be Doing Today?”

Greenberg Glusker partner Bonnie Eskenazi was quoted in the American Lawyer Litigation Daily article, “If You Were Justin Bieber’s Lawyer, What Would You Be Doing Today?” on October 12, 2015 (subscription required)…more

Breach of Contract, Celebrities, Defense Strategies, Invasion of Privacy, Justin Beiber

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Galen Spearheads Deal for Jack & Jack with Kobalt Label Services

Music Week reported on the deal announced today between Jack & Jack and Kobalt Label Services spearheaded by Greenberg Glusker Partner Eric Galen. Jack & Jack, primarily known as digital content producers, with more than 110…more

Digital Services, Music Industry, Social Media

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Recent Cases Signal Shifting Tides in Employment Arbitration

Many employers enter into arbitration agreements with their employees to expedite resolution and mitigate the risk of jury trials. For the most part, a proper arbitration agreement would have the effect of requiring both the…more

Appeals, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Class Action Arbitration Waivers, Employee Handbooks

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U.S. EPA’s Proposed Rule Would Modernize NPDES Regulations

Earlier this month, the United States EPA proposed a rule (“Proposed Rule”) that would update and revise National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) regulations. Rather than reopening the existing NPDES regulations…more

Clean Water Act, Discharge of Pollutants, EPA, NPDES, Permits

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Who Says There Are No More Big Los Angeles Chapter 11 Cases?

On July 30, 2015, Relativity Media, along with 144 of its affiliates, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The multi-million dollar entertainment company, which produced films such as The Social Network, The Fighter, Limitless, and…more

Chapter 11, Commercial Bankruptcy, Debtors-in-Possession, Forum Shopping

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Recent Cases Signal Shifting Tides in Employment Arbitration

Many employers enter into arbitration agreements with their employees to expedite resolution and mitigate the risk of jury trials. For the most part, a proper arbitration agreement would have the effect of requiring both the…more

Appeals, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Class Action Arbitration Waivers, Employee Handbooks

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Transfers of Family-Controlled Business Entities to Family Members Could Get More Expensive

Transfers of Family-Controlled Business Entities to Family Members Could Get More Expensive - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released proposed regulations that will dramatically change the valuation of…more

Business Entities, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Fair Market Value, Family Businesses

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11th Circuit Says Assignee Cannot File Bankruptcy for Company

An “Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors” (an “ABC”) is an alternative to bankruptcy available under California law—as well as the laws of other states. An ABC is often a more cost-efficient alternative to filing a…more

ABC, Assignees, Breach of Duty, Commercial Bankruptcy, Creditors

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Implications for the Google Books Fair Use Ruling

There’s no question that Google’s massive book digitization project has enormous social benefits. Researchers and students are able to find and analyze relevant information more quickly than ever before, authors and publishers…more

Copyright, Fair Use, Google, Google Books

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Proposed Rule Adding Vapor Intrusion Component to Hazard Ranking System Published in the Federal Register Today

Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a proposed rule in the Federal Register which would add a vapor intrusion component to the Hazard Ranking System, the system EPA uses to evaluate sites for placement…more

Air Pollution, Clean Air Act, Contamination, EPA, Hazardous Substances

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Donald Sterling Loses Appeal of Clippers Sale: Court of Appeal Rejects Bid To Regain Team’s Ownership

The California Court of Appeal today affirmed the sale in August 2014 of the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-shattering price of $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In a unanimous decision, the three justices…more

Appeals, Donald Sterling, Family Trusts, NBA, Sports

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50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy, Trades In Da Club for In Da Courthouse

The rapper Curtis James “50 Cent” Jackson III filed a voluntary chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in Connecticut bankruptcy court on Monday, July 13, 2015. Jackson rose to prominence with songs like In Da Club and P.I.M.P. from…more

Automatic Stay, Chapter 11, Compensatory Damages, Dischargeable Debts, Good Faith

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Recent Cases Signal Shifting Tides in Employment Arbitration

Many employers enter into arbitration agreements with their employees to expedite resolution and mitigate the risk of jury trials. For the most part, a proper arbitration agreement would have the effect of requiring both the…more

Appeals, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Class Action Arbitration Waivers, Employee Handbooks

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Convent, Katy Perry at Center of L.A. Archdiocese Dispute

Greenberg Glusker partner Bernard Resser was quoted in a story that ran in the Daily Journal July 21st about who controls the sale of a Los Feliz convent. In a Petition filed by Greenberg partners Brian Davidoff and Resser and…more

Bylaws, Commercial Property Owners, Directors, Injunctions, Katy Perry

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Transfers of Family-Controlled Business Entities to Family Members Could Get More Expensive

Transfers of Family-Controlled Business Entities to Family Members Could Get More Expensive - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released proposed regulations that will dramatically change the valuation of…more

Business Entities, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Fair Market Value, Family Businesses

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Big Pimpin' gets big win in copyright case

Greenberg Glusker partner Glen Rothstein was quoted in “Big Pimpin' gets big win in copyright case” (Daily Journal, October 22, 2015). In the closely watched Fahmy v. Jay Z., complex issues of international copyright, and…more

Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Copyright Litigation, Digital Sampling, Expert Testimony

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Did King.com Really “Trademark” the Word Candy?

Much of the independent video game world is up in arms regarding the recent news that large UK game developer King.com has “trademarked” the word CANDY. Many see this as an attempt by a Wonka-esque behemoth to grab control of a…more

Trademarks, USPTO

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Facebook Bans “Like-Gated” Promotions

Earlier this month, Facebook announced a significant upcoming change to a section of its policies that will affect the way promotions may be administered on Facebook. Effective November 5, 2014, “like-gating” a page (i.e…more

Contests & Promotions, Facebook, Social Networks

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Recent Cases Signal Shifting Tides in Employment Arbitration

Many employers enter into arbitration agreements with their employees to expedite resolution and mitigate the risk of jury trials. For the most part, a proper arbitration agreement would have the effect of requiring both the…more

Appeals, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Class Action Arbitration Waivers, Employee Handbooks

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Client Bulletin: Update on New Sick Leave Law

Employers are scrambling to comply with the notice and leave requirements of the new California sick leave law. This law applies to employers of all sizes, from those who employ individuals in their homes to companies that…more

DLSE, Paid Leave, Paid Sick Leave Act, Sick Leave, Wage and Hour

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California Supreme Court Decides that Insurance Protection for Losses that Have Already Occurred May Be Freely Assigned in Connection with a Corporate Sale or Reorganization

On August 20, 2015, the California Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated decision in Fluor Corporation v. Superior Court (Hartford Accident & Indemnity Company). The California Supreme Court held that California…more

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A “Dirty” Lawsuit: How a Sex Scandal Could Impact Online Defamation Law

A former high school teacher and NFL cheerleader sleeps with her student. She faces widespread scorn, including scathing Internet comments. Despite the scorn, she becomes engaged to the student…more

Appeals, Appellate Briefs, Communications Decency Act, Defamation, Facebook

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Convent, Katy Perry at Center of L.A. Archdiocese Dispute

Greenberg Glusker partner Bernard Resser was quoted in a story that ran in the Daily Journal July 21st about who controls the sale of a Los Feliz convent. In a Petition filed by Greenberg partners Brian Davidoff and Resser and…more

Bylaws, Commercial Property Owners, Directors, Injunctions, Katy Perry

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Recent Cases Signal Shifting Tides in Employment Arbitration

Many employers enter into arbitration agreements with their employees to expedite resolution and mitigate the risk of jury trials. For the most part, a proper arbitration agreement would have the effect of requiring both the…more

Appeals, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Class Action Arbitration Waivers, Employee Handbooks

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Transfers of Family-Controlled Business Entities to Family Members Could Get More Expensive

Transfers of Family-Controlled Business Entities to Family Members Could Get More Expensive - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released proposed regulations that will dramatically change the valuation of…more

Business Entities, Estate Planning, Estate Tax, Fair Market Value, Family Businesses

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Recent Cases Signal Shifting Tides in Employment Arbitration

Many employers enter into arbitration agreements with their employees to expedite resolution and mitigate the risk of jury trials. For the most part, a proper arbitration agreement would have the effect of requiring both the…more

Appeals, Arbitration, Arbitration Agreements, Class Action Arbitration Waivers, Employee Handbooks

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New Commercial Lease Requirement for Disability Access Inspection Disclosure

Commercial lease agreements executed on or after July 1, 2013 must include a provision disclosing whether the premises has been inspected by a Certified Access Specialist and, if so, whether the property has been determined to…more

Commercial Leases, Disability Access Claims, Disclosure Requirements, Inspections

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Rhymin’ & Stealin’ & Filin’ Lawsuits

Last month, I wrote about the preemptive lawsuit filed by GoldieBlox, a toy retailer, against the Beastie Boys. GoldieBlox sought declaratory relief that their use of the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” in a GoldieBlox advertisement…more

Beastie Boys, Copyright, Fair Use, GoldieBlox, Infringement

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Unconstitutionality of Defense Of Marriage Act Has Broad Reaching Implications For Tax and Wealth Planning And Tax Compliance Of Same-Sex Married Couples

This morning, the Supreme Court issued two historic rulings on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. The first ruling, in a 5-4 decision, struck down as unconstitutional a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage…more

Discrimination, DOMA, Due Process, Equal Protection, Estate Planning

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