Alan Goldberg – The Law Office of Alan Goldberg

alangoldberglaw@gmail.com Southern California, United States

  • 818-421-5328

Legal Byte: Attorney Vacations & the Court’s Calendar

You need a vacation, but, other counsel is being difficult. What is the law?…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Personal Injury

Legal Byte: Withdrawing from corporate representation? Can you?

Legal Byte: Withdrawing from corporate representation? Can you?…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

Legal Byte: Objecting to your own discovery responses?

Legal Byte: Objecting to your own discovery responses? Can a person, after he/she has provided responses to discovery under oath, object to his/her own responses as vague and ambiguous?…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Family Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Legal Byte: “Boundary by Agreement:” a fence alone is not enough

California landowners can agree on a boundary between their properties. However, they have to conform to specific requirements by California law…more
| Agriculture, Constitutional Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Legal Byte: Busted! if you “approve as to form & content?”

After negotiating an agreement for his client John, Attorney signs the agreement at the end stating that the agreement is “approved as to form and content.” A dispute arises between John and the other party, Mike. Now Mike sues…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Legal Byte: Can non-signatories be bound by an arbitration clause?

In California a person who is not a party to a contract containing a mandatory arbitration clause may still be compelled to arbitrate whether that non-signatory is a plaintiff or a defendant…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Family Law

Legal Byte: Citing to unpublished appellate opinions: may I?

Legal Byte: Judicial notice can get you around the "no-citation" rule to cite to unpublished appellate opinions to support your analysis…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Labor & Employment Law

Legal Byte: If you don’t raise an argument in the trial court, are you barred from raising it on appeal?

Legal Byte: If a trial lawyers does not raise all possible arguments on every issue in the trial court, are they barred on appeal as a matter of law? Maybe, maybe not…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Family Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Legal Byte: After a parent sexually abuses his daughter should the courts grant him custody of his sons?

Legal Byte: After a parent sexually abuses his daughter should the courts grant him custody of his sons? Find out what California courts have to say…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury

Legal Byte: Inconsistent & Alternative Pleading to Trigger Insurance Coverage

Can a plaintiff plead inconsistent theories of relief/liability, such as negligence (which is unintentional) and fraud (which is intentional), for any reason, including for the purpose of triggering insurance coverage?…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Insurance, Personal Injury

LEGAL BYTE: Are boys and girls different?

This LEGAL BYTE asks and answers the question: What if an apartment owner restricts his tenancies and refuses to rent to families with the “wrong kind” of children? Will such discrimination be tolerated in California?…more
| Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Personal Injury

Legal Byte: Is judicial legal advice the same as an advisory opinion?

This Legal Byte analyzes whether a judge's advice to a litigant or an attorney is the same as an "advisory opinion." Citations to case law are provided. Thank you. Alan Goldberg alangoldberglaw@gmail.com Appeals, civil…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Professional Malpractice

Legal Byte: Understanding and Litigating Adhesion Contracts

Adhesion contracts are found in all areas of law. This Legal Byte gives you an insight into understanding what they are and how they are litigated. By Alan Goldberg (Appeals, civil trials and family law.)…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate - Commercial

Oops! The lawyer and the client both commit error in the case: now what?

Question: What happens if the attorney and the client are both culpable in errors in the case which cause a default or other adverse order? Answer: In this scenario, in California, the courts are split…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Constitutional Law

Legal Byte: Recusing a Judge After He/She has Made Rulings

This Legal Byte analyzes whether a judge may be recused after the judge has made rulings in your case…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Family Law
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