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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

All That Glitters Is Not Copyright Infringement

It’s been widely reported in the news and on this blog—a jury in a Federal copyright infringement case has reached a verdict favoring legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, finding that it did not plagiarize the iconic guitar riff…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

Jury Hands Zeppelin a Heavenly Victory

In Robert Plant’s world, all that glitters is not gold, and all that sounds like another artist’s work is not stolen from that artist. Fortunately for Plant and his Led Zeppelin bandmates, a Los Angeles jury agreed. That jury…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

What Relief Does New Disability Access Legislation Provide for Businesses?

In recent years, in response to complaints from both large and small business owners, the California Legislature enacted a variety of measures to rein in lawsuits by individuals with disabilities under California’s Unruh Civil…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Elections & Politics

Court of Appeal Addresses “Prejudice” Element of Wrongful Foreclosure

If a property owner loses their property through a foreclosure sale initiated by someone who did not validly own the debt, has the property owner automatically suffered enough “prejudice” to pursue a claim for wrongful…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Another Win for “Fair Use” as Jury Finds in Favor of Google in Infringement Suit

This week the final judgment was entered by United States District Court Judge William Alsup in favor of Google following a jury trial in its long running legal battle with Oracle over Google’s use of bits of the JAVA…more
| Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Have Exempt Employees? If So, There’s Some Big Changes in the Forecast

April showers brings May flowers…or so goes the saying. For California employers, April showers brought a May deluge. On April 4, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to raise the statewide minimum wage, over…more
| Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

The Legal Angle On General Mills Recall Of 10 Million Pounds Of Flour

What happened? On May 31, General Mills issued a voluntary recall (http://www.generalmills.com/flour/) of more than 10 million pounds of flour. Between mid-December 2015 and early May 2016, thirty-eight people have been…more
| Consumer Protection

Insurer’s Attempt to Shift Cost of Defense to Another Insurer Found Void as to Public Policy

While construction can sometimes be risky, construction litigation is almost always expensive. This volatile mix of risk and expense has made risk shifting, through indemnity and insurance, a primary goal and concern by those…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential
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