Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Cannabis Banking – (Perhaps) There Is An App For That

Simply stated, voter approval of Prop. 64 did not solve the California Cannabis Industry’s banking problem. It does not matter that cannabis – recreational or medicinal – is legal in California. In order to participate in the…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

California Enacts New Claims Resolution Process for Public Works Projects

If you’re a public entity or contractor involved in public works construction you should be aware of a new law, AB 626, which took effect on the first of this year and establishes a new mandatory claims resolution process for…more
| Construction Law, Government Contracting

Smart Cannabis Businesses are Staking a Claim to Their Intellectual Property

Yes, cannabis is still listed as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance; and yes, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will not register trademarks for cannabis strains. But there are still a number of creative ways…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Intellectual Property

2017 California Employment Law Update

Below are some of the new laws going into effect this year that affect the construction industry. Unless otherwise noted, the laws go into effect on January 1, 2017…more
| Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

2017 Brings New Minimum Wage Rates to Many Bay Area Cities, Including Oakland

As of January 1, 2017, the California state minimum wage increased to $10.50 for employers with 26 or more employees. The minimum wage remains at $10.00 per hour if an employer has 25 or fewer employees. California employers…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Three Types of IP You Don’t Know You Have

Often, when one thinks of the intellectual property (IP) owned by a business, it is common for things like a name, a logo, or other advertising or branding related trademarks to come to mind. Some small- to mid-sized businesses…more
| Business Organizations, Intellectual Property

Construction Injuries Under the Privette Doctrine. An Electrifying, but Perhaps Not Particularly Shocking, Story . . .

We’ve talked about the Privette doctrine before. The Privette doctrine, named after the court case Privette v. Superior Court (1993) 5 Cal.4th 689, provides in general that project owners and contractors are not responsible for…more
| Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

In Real Life the Bad Guy Sometimes Gets Away: Adding Judgment Debtors to a Judgment

As most litigators will tell you a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit needs to be able to prove both liability and damages to win a case. That is, you need to show both that the defendant is liable under the law and that you have…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Civil Procedure

The Evolution of Real Estate Crowdfunding — Some Links

Real estate crowdfunding remains one of “fin-tech’s” hottest stories in 2016. While crowdfunding remains a tiny percentage of overall real estate debt or equity deals, the share continues to grow…more
| Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

OEHHA Adopts Revised Temporary Regulations for BPA Warnings in Food & Beverage Packaging

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently adopted revised regulations providing safe harbor warnings for food and beverage product packaging containing BPA. These new regulations, which take effect…more
| Agriculture, Environmental Law

Just Three Bay Area Cities Allow Both Cultivation and Manufacturing

The California Legislature’s approval of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act opened the door for cannabis operators to obtain state medical cannabis business licenses for everything from testing to distributing…more
| Business Organizations

2017 Construction Outlook: Slow, Mature Growth, but No Decline, Expected

As we count down the remaining days of 2016 (thank God) it’s time to think about what the new year will bring (I’m good with pretty much anything at this point)…more
| Construction Law, Elections & Politics

2017 California Construction Law Update

To say it’s been an exciting year in politics would be an understatement. While most of the nation’s attention was focused on the presidential election, state legislatures, including California’s, were busy at work. The…more
| Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting

Supreme Court’s Apple Decision Opens a Can of Worms on Patent Awards

Today the Supreme Court found an ambiguity in the Patent Act, reversing Apple’s $399 million infringement award against Samsung…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

EEOC Issues Updated Guidance to Curb National Origin Discrimination

Whether you enjoyed (or not) the most recent Saturday Night Live skit where Alec Baldwin (as Trump) states he is “going to build that swamp,” the fact is that anti-immigrant rhetoric is on the rise following Trump’s promise to…more
| Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law
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