Weintraub Tobin

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400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814, United States
Phone: 916-558-6000
Fax: 916-446-1611
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

San Francisco Adopts The “Parity In Pay” Ordinance – No More Inquiries About Or Disclosures Of Prior Salary

On July 19, 2017 Mayor Lee signed the Parity in Pay Ordinance. Below is a brief summary of the Ordinance which will go into effect on July 1, 2018. The Ordinance provides findings from the 2015 United States Census Bureau…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The First Amendment Protects The Trademark Registrability Of THE SLANTS And THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS Irrespective Of Political Correctness.

In 2014, the Washington Redskins lost a battle before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) where the petitioner, a group of Native American activists, sought cancellation of the “Washington Redskins” trademark, which…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Amazon Tips Its Hand With New Trademark Application

As you likely know, Amazon is taking the world by storm. Whether it is through its convenient offering of household goods, and pretty much anything else you can imagine, to your door, or through its expansive selection of movies…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Revised Form I-9 Issued By The USCIS

On July 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (“USCIS”) released a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Instructions for how to download Form I-9 are available on the…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Doing The [Porta]Potty Dance: Fair Employment And Housing Council Votes To Adopt Emergency Rule Regarding Signage For Single User Non-Flush Toilets To Resolve Conflict With OSHA Regulations

At its meeting on July 17, 2017, the Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) addressed a conflict between its regulations and OSHA’s regulations, regarding gender-neutral restroom facilities. AB 1732, enacted as Health and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Diddy’s @Infringement Instagram Post

In today’s age of rapid fire social media, posting to feed the ever growing hunger of a digitally connected audience has become second nature to celebrities and other influencers. In fact, the larger the number of followers,…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

Personal Jurisdiction Update In Supreme Court’s Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court

Several weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of Cal., No. 16-466, 581 U.S. —, 2017 WL 2621322 (June 19, 2017) (“Bristol-Myers Squibb”). The more than 600 plaintiffs…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Health, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Offensive Trademarks Are Protected Free Speech Under The First Amendment

Simon Tam is the lead singer of the rock group call “The Slants’, which is composed of Asian-Americans. Tam applied for federal trademark registration of the band’s name. While the term “slants” is a derogatory term for…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Constitutional Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

When Is Making A Movie Not An Act Of Free Speech?

I admit that the title of this article may be a bit deceiving. Making films, like any other production of art, is almost always an act of free speech. However, the Ninth Circuit was recently faced with a dilemma of determining…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

DON’T FORGET…….California’s Transgender Identity And Expression Regulations Go Into Effect July 1, 2017

The new regulations that expand existing protections under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) for transgender individuals and others go into effect July 1, 2017. As California employers know, FEHA prohibits…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

An Inadequate Privilege Log, Or Even The Failure To Serve A Privilege Log, Will Not Result In The Waiver Of The Attorney-Client Privilege Or Work Product Protection Timely Asserted In Discovery Responses

In Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court (2015) 242 Cal.App.4th 1116, the California Court of Appeal (Fourth District, Division Three), squarely addressed the question: “May a trial court find a waiver of the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Using Demonstratives To Effectively Communicate Complex Business Cases To A Jury

Business attorneys understand that complex business litigation involves complex issues, usually encompassing voluminous amounts of complicated financial data in the form of balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Supreme Court Cuts Back Patent Owners’ Post-Sale Rights

Patent owners can no longer restrict the use of their patented products after the products are sold. Under the doctrine of patent exhaustion, a patent owner’s rights are “exhausted” once the patent owner sells the product. In…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Early Notice For Biosimilars

In SANDOZ INC. v. AMGEN INC. et al., the United States Supreme Court in a unanimous opinion ruled that biosimilar makers can give their required 180-day statutory notice of sales before their products win approval by the United…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Arbitration Agreements Cannot Foreclose A Party’s Right To Seek Public Injunctive Relief Under California’s Consumer Protection Laws

The California Supreme Court has struck back in its ongoing battle with the United States Supreme Court as to the enforceability of arbitration agreements in consumer contracts. On April 7, 2017, in McGill v. Citibank, the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking
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