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The Sunset Will Last A Little Longer — UST Fund Extended

On September 25, 2014, Governor Brown signed SB 445 (Hill) Underground storage tanks; hazardous substances: petroleum: groundwater and surface water contamination into law (UST Law). The UST Law was an urgency measure that took…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

CEQA Lead Agencies Do Not Waive Defense that CEQA Did Not Apply Despite Proceeding under CEQA

Recently, the court in Rominger v. County of Colusa found that a lead agency which approved a mitigated negative declaration for a project, can take the seemingly inconsistent position that the proposed project was not a…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Law Firm “Clawback” Suit Goes to Ninth Circuit

Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali in San Francisco said last week that he will allow a direct appeal to the Ninth Circuit from one of his rulings in the bankruptcy of Howrey LLP, skipping an intermediate appeal to the U.S…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

When Things Do Not Go As Planned In A Bankruptcy Sale

Buying distressed assets is big business. Many distressed assets are acquired through the seller’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. In those instances, a buyer will enter into a purchase and sale agreement with the seller/debtor…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Substantive Dispute over Land Application of Biosolids Remains Unresolved

Form over substance continues to obscure the substantive issue presented in the case of the City of Los Angeles (City) vs. Kern County (County). At its core, the dispute involves the land application of biosolids. Biosolids are…more
| Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

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
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Mind the Statutory Gap (aka A Jurisdictional Mess)

As we all know, on June 9 of this year, the Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Executive Benefits Ins. Agency vs. Arkison, 134 S. Ct. 2165, 189 L. Ed. 2d 83 (2014), which we had hoped would resolve the open…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law

Security Interests in Intellectual Property and Related Issues in Bankruptcy

Intellectual property (“IP”) can act as collateral to be pledged to secure an extension of credit. For example, a company that borrows money from a bank can pledge its patents as collateral for the loan. The bank (referred to…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property

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
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Report from the BHBA’s Review of the Three Bankruptcy-Related Supreme Court Decisions

The Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section recently held a program discussing the three recent bankruptcy-related Supreme Court decisions: Law v. Siegel (a case regarding surcharge, which was discussed on this blog…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law

When One Solution Is Better Than Two

Over the years, clients have sought my advice after they have obtained a judgment against a limited liability company or a corporation, and after they have tried, without success, to collect on that judgment. All of the typical…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

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
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury

Why Aren’t There More Chapter 9 Bankruptcies?

After the housing market collapse, many cities and towns fell on hard times and have yet to recover. In quite a few communities, housing prices remain low, municipal debt levels are unsustainable, and attempts to raise revenue…more
| Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking

“River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.

In 2004, the Chinese Communist Party announced a new national goal of building a “Harmonious Society.” Since then, this goal has often been cited by the Chinese government as a reason for Internet censorship. In Mandarin, the…more
| Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

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
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts
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