Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Do Change Orders Need to be in Writing and Other Things That Might Surprise You

You’ve likely heard it before or maybe you’ve even said it yourself: “Go ahead and get started, we’ll get you a change order later.” The only thing is, “later” never happens, and after you’ve finished performing the work…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Governor Seeks to Streamline Approval of Multifamily Housing Projects

In an effort to encourage housing production, Governor Jerry Brown has made a bold proposal to streamline the approval of certain multifamily housing projects that include a portion deed-restricted affordable units. The proposal…more
| Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Significant Changes Made to California’s Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Laws

California is constructing better protections for employees and reinforcing state laws that make clear it is an employer’s affirmative duty to take reasonable steps to prevent and promptly correct discriminatory and harassing…more
| Civil Rights, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

Oakland’s New Medical Cannabis Regulations

On May 17, 2016, the Oakland City Council approved new detailed regulations intended to mainstream medical cannabis retail and commercial operations and pave the way for the City to accept cannabis business permit applications…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

New Agreements Required to Defend Your Trade Secrets

Companies should act now to protect their trade secrets in light of the new Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which was signed by President Obama on May 11 and became effective immediately. The DTSA protects trade secrets,…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Governor Brown Signs Legislation Aimed to Curb ADA Accessibility Abuses in California

This past week Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 269. The new law is the latest attempt to curb lawsuits brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) and related states laws which many businesses and…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights

Another Case Addressing a Potential Trap for Real Estate Investors: Dedication of Private Property to the Public

In a prior post, Implied Dedication of Private Property to the Public: the Law is Unsettled, we saw that California courts have struggled with the interpretation of Civil Code section 1009, which generally makes it more…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Making a Federal Case Out of Trade Secret Misappropriation

It’s official. Defying all odds, the Senate and House passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) with bipartisan support and President Obama signed it. Now what?…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Settlers and Snitches: Sony Breaks Ranks in Hollywood Wage-Fixing Claims

I previously wrote about two wage-fixing class actions, where some of the largest high-tech and Hollywood companies conspired not to hire one another’s employees to keep wages low. Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe attempted to…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Punchlist: The News We Didn’t Quite Get To – May 2016

Punchlist: The News We Didn’t Quite Get To - If you're a solar contractor, make sure you don't get burned..…more
| Construction Law

“Happy Birthday” Lawyers Look to “Overcome” Another Copyright

Moving from the celebratory to the spiritual, the lawyers who (literally) brought you “Happy Birthday” once again find themselves looking to overcome entrenched copyright interests related to one of the country’s most well-known…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

When is a Wrongful Foreclosure Case a “SLAPP”?

California’s anti-SLAPP statute (Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16) arms a defendant with an early method to challenge a lawsuit known as a “SLAPP” — a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation. SLAPPs are meritless…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Washington Redskins’ Hail Mary Pass: Petition SCOTUS to Sack USPTO

INITIAL CALL ON THE FIELD - In June 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) stripped the Washington Redskins (Washington) of their federal trademarks, finding the term “Redskins” was disparaging under Section…more
| Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Deflate-Gate: Second Circuit Reinstates NFL’s Four Game Suspension of Tom Brady

That loud, horrible sound you may have heard this morning was New England Patriot fans gnashing their collective teeth. This morning the Second Circuit reinstated the NFL’s four game suspension of Patriot quarterback Tom Brady…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate? That is the Question

It’s been the fodder of debate of philosophers, academics and the rest of us for ages: - Do we have free will or are our actions predetermined and the result of preceding events? - Are human beings…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Construction Law
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