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Mechanics Liens — Smart Tools of Construction Industry Professionals, and Bane of Property Owners

In 1791, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison proposed the first mechanics liens legislation in order to promote development in Washington. The Maryland Assembly (which governed Washington at that time) passed the proposed…more

Construction Contracts, Construction Industry, Construction Loans, Contractors, General Contractors

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Employers: Governor Expected to Sign Off on Paid Sick Time for Most Employees

California lawmakers voted 52-25 to pass Assembly Bill 1522. Written by Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), the bill would entitle most employees in California three days of paid sick leave to care for themselves, or for a family…more

Healthy Families Act, Healthy Workplace Act, Paid Leave, Sick Leave

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Unleashed: Dangerous Dogs Directive in Los Angeles

Recently, a Los Angeles County woman was charged with three felony counts for failing to control her vicious dog. Her Akita attacked three separate people in less than two years – the last incident occurring in November. One of…more

Bodily Injury, Dog Attacks, Dogs

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FRANCHISEE 101: Forum Selection Clause Valid Despite MN Franchise Act

A federal court in New Jersey upheld a franchise agreement's forum selection clause in favor of hotel franchisor Ramada Worldwide Inc. and denied a Minnesota hotel franchisee's motion to dismiss the complaint, or alternatively,…more

Forum Selection Clause, Franchise Agreements, Hotels, Motion to Dismiss, Ramada

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FRANCHISEE 101: Forum Selection Clause Valid Despite MN Franchise Act

A federal court in New Jersey upheld a franchise agreement's forum selection clause in favor of hotel franchisor Ramada Worldwide Inc. and denied a Minnesota hotel franchisee's motion to dismiss the complaint, or alternatively,…more

Forum Selection Clause, Franchise Agreements, Hotels, Motion to Dismiss, Ramada

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FRANCHISEE 101: Forum Selection Clause Valid Despite MN Franchise Act

A federal court in New Jersey upheld a franchise agreement's forum selection clause in favor of hotel franchisor Ramada Worldwide Inc. and denied a Minnesota hotel franchisee's motion to dismiss the complaint, or alternatively,…more

Forum Selection Clause, Franchise Agreements, Hotels, Motion to Dismiss, Ramada

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Fraudsters Rising: IRS Impersonators Flooding the Phone Lines

There seems to be an uptick in phone calls from people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, telling potential victims they owe back taxes and demanding immediate payment. They threaten lawsuits (or worse) unless…more

IRS, Phishing Scams, Scams, Unpaid Taxes

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Commercial Drones: When Tech Flies Faster Than the Speed of Government

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones as they are more commonly known, are under intense scrutiny by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In fact, the FAA itself is under scrutiny, by big and small businesses alike…more

Commercial Use, DOT, Drones, FAA, NPRM

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Employers: CA Court of Appeal Rules On-Duty Rest Breaks Permitted

In late January, a California Court of Appeal issued a ruling in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., overturning a $90 million award against the company because ABM required its security guards to keep their radios and…more

Appeals, Class Action, DOL, Rest and Meal Break, Right to Control

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FRANCHISEE 101: Forum Selection Clause Valid Despite MN Franchise Act

A federal court in New Jersey upheld a franchise agreement's forum selection clause in favor of hotel franchisor Ramada Worldwide Inc. and denied a Minnesota hotel franchisee's motion to dismiss the complaint, or alternatively,…more

Forum Selection Clause, Franchise Agreements, Hotels, Motion to Dismiss, Ramada

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Family Tax Deductions and Credits: What Do You Qualify For?

Late last year, Congress approved nearly $11 billion to fund the Internal Revenue Service for fiscal year 2015 – the lowest allotted amount since 2008, according to CNN Money. As a result, the IRS announced delays in processing…more

IRS, Tax Deductions, Tax Planning, Tax Refunds, Tax Returns

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Tax Filing During a Divorce: Separate or Joint Returns?

Couples going through a divorce should remember this regarding taxes: You can still file a joint return, so long as you were still married as of December 31st…more

Divorce, Income Taxes, IRS, Joint Tax Returns

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Head Injuries: Protecting Players in Youth Sports

A recent study by the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention revealed this: Coaches who underwent training by USA Football's Heads-Up Football program are better equipped to prevent player injuries…more

School Sports, Sports Injuries, Student Athletes, Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Transgender Rights in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers to Protect Against Harassment & Discrimination

Last week, President Obama signed an executive order banning discrimination against gay or transgender federal employees and contractors. On the same day, the first gender-neutral bathroom became available in the White House…more

Barack Obama, Discrimination, EEOC, Employer Liability Issues, Executive Orders

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FRANCHISEE 101: Forum Selection Clause Valid Despite MN Franchise Act

A federal court in New Jersey upheld a franchise agreement's forum selection clause in favor of hotel franchisor Ramada Worldwide Inc. and denied a Minnesota hotel franchisee's motion to dismiss the complaint, or alternatively,…more

Forum Selection Clause, Franchise Agreements, Hotels, Motion to Dismiss, Ramada

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16633 Ventura Boulevard Eleventh Floor
Encino, California 91436, United States

  • (818) 990-2120
  • (818) 981-4764

Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys

25-50 Attorneys

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