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A Tale of Two Stephens: Stephen Colbert and his Right to Use his Own Name

In a recent episode of CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the host lampooned an apparent cease and desist demand from lawyers contending that Colbert improperly revived his “character” from The Colbert Report, his prior…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

Yvanova Post-Script: It’s Not So Easy For Borrowers To Challenge Foreclosure Based on Defective Assignment of a Deed of Trust

For anyone who missed it, the California Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that a borrower has standing to allege wrongful foreclosure based on a void (but not merely voidable) assignment of the underlying note and deed of…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Construction and Infrastructure Update, August 2016

Is it the Dawning of the Age of Strict Products Liability for California Contractors? Strict liability products liability - whereby manufacturers and distributors of a defective product can be found liable to a consumer…more
| Constitutional Law, Products Liability

Recycled Water and New Construction. New Standards Being Considered.

The second a series of stockholder meetings will be held on August 30, 2016 in Sacramento, California to consider proposed amendments to the state building code for the installation of recycled water systems for newly…more
| Business Organizations, Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Is it the End of Lease-Leasebacks as We Know it?

TEOTWAWKI. The end of the world as we know it. For K-12 school construction contractors it could well be. Although their acronym would likely be TEOLLAWKI. The end of lease-leasebacks as we know it…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Education, Government Contracting

Promissory Estoppel and Public Works Bid Disputes in California. Sooo You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance!

Sometimes we hear what we want to hear (or just ignore what the other person is saying). Sometimes this can lead to broken hearts. And, at other times . . . to empty pocketbooks . . …more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting

The Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act (Part 2) — Would “Receiver Sales” Conflict with California Law?

In the last post — The Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act (Part 1) — Pathway to “Receiver Sales” of Real Estate Security? — we previewed the “Receiver Sale” provisions of the proposed Uniform Commercial Real Estate…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

Corporate Logos and Copyright: Another Bite at the IP Apple

Can a corporation protect its logo by copyright as well as by trademark law? Traditionally, when one thinks of works protected by the law of copyright, one thinks of substantial works of authorship such as a novel, a song…more
| Business Organizations, Intellectual Property

The Road to Rio 2016: Zika, Super Bacteria, and Construction Delays. Sounds Like Everything is Going as Planned

Athletes began to arrive at the Olympic Village on Sunday in anticipation of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro which begin on August 5th. Perhaps the most closely watched event, however, has already begun; and…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, International Law & Trade

The Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act (Part 1) — Pathway to “Receiver Sales” of Real Estate Security?

“Uniform” laws seem to be all the rage these days. A group called the Uniform Law Commission (aka National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws) does the drafting, and the goal is to come up with a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Brexit? I Hardly Drinxit!

The British Broadcasting Corporation may be tired of Brexit, but another “B.B.C.” isn’t. On June 24, 2016, the day after the Brexit vote, the Boston Beer Company filed an intent-to-use application to trademark the term “Brexit”…more
| Intellectual Property

Shaken? Stirred? A Primer on License Bond Claims in California

Shaken? Stirred? A bit hot under the tuxedo collar perhaps? Maybe it’s time for a martini. Or two. When your project’s a mess, your contractor isn’t returning your calls, and you don’t have a license to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

CSLB Announces New Online Home Improvement Salespersons Registration Process

As we reported on earlier (as in last year) the California Contractors State License Board was in the process of revamping its Home Improvement Salesperson registration process following the enactment of Senate Bill 561. I know…more
| Construction Law

REITs Get Respect from the Market — a New Sector Home

Beginning in September 2016, publicly traded equity REITs (real estate investment trusts) and other listed real estate companies will get a new home in the S&P 500. They are moving out of the Financials Sector and into a…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Securities Law

An Owner’s Guide to Notices of Completion, Cessation and Non-Responsibility

We talk a lot about contractors on the California Construction Law Blog. Owners? Not so much. So this one’s for you..…more
| Construction Law
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