Lewitt Hackman

Small Claims: When Litigating Without a Lawyer Makes Sense

Many people and businesses have disputes or suffer damages in the thousands of dollars, which they need to resolve or seek compensation for. The dispute or claim might involve the sale of used furniture or other personal…more

De Novo Standard of Review, Filing Fees, Litigation Strategies, Small Claims Court

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California Wage & Hour: Employer Q&A

Recently, the California Labor Commissioner cited a residential care provider for multiple wage theft violations, including for failure to pay minimum wage and overtime. As a result of the Labor Commissioner’s investigation…more

Employer Liability Issues, Fair Pay Act, Minimum Wage, Statute of Limitations, Timekeeping

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Rocket's Red Glare: Burns & Other Injuries From Fireworks

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), about 230 people are rushed to an emergency room daily between June 20th and July 20th each year, because of serious fireworks injuries. More than half of these ER…more

Bodily Injury, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fireworks, Negligence, Product Defects

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Save the MAMILs - Cyclist Injury & Death Statistics

According to a recent government report, MAMILs (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) are the likeliest of all age groups and genders to be killed or seriously injured while riding a bicycle…more

Bicycles, Bike Accidents, Bodily Injury, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driving

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FRANCHISOR 101: Outdated FDDs and Unregistered Franchises

The California Department of Business Oversight ("DBO") recently issued three Orders against franchisors for violating California's franchise laws…more

Attorney Generals, Compliance, Department of Business Oversight, Franchise Agreements, Franchise Disclosure Document

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FRANCHISOR 101: Outdated FDDs and Unregistered Franchises

The California Department of Business Oversight ("DBO") recently issued three Orders against franchisors for violating California's franchise laws…more

Attorney Generals, Compliance, Department of Business Oversight, Franchise Agreements, Franchise Disclosure Document

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Living Like a Prince, but not Dying Like One

The media seems to be concerned with two primary subjects lately, and both topics continue to trounce each other in turn on social networks for attention: 1. The presidential elections 2. The death of Prince, and…more

Copyright, Estate Planning, Intellectual Property Protection, Personal Property, Popular

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Supreme Court Tells EPA Cost Does Matter

The Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) placed national limits on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants. The agency projected MATS to prevent 11,000 premature deaths, 4,700…more

Air Pollution, Clean Air Act, Compliance, Energy Sector, EPA

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Terminated: A Marriage’s End Should Not Lead to Employment’s End

Last month, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in Robert Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad (MRS) that an employer cannot terminate an employee for separating or divorcing – the processes of which apparently falls under the…more

Adultery, Business Partners, Divorce, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Discrimination

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Online Negativity: How to Fight Back

The internet is a powerful channel for communication, with great strengths compared to other media. It has been referred to as the "largest public space in human history”. Internet communications can reach an unlimited…more

Anti-SLAPP, Communications Decency Act, Defamation, First Amendment, Online Platforms

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FRANCHISOR 101: Outdated FDDs and Unregistered Franchises

The California Department of Business Oversight ("DBO") recently issued three Orders against franchisors for violating California's franchise laws…more

Attorney Generals, Compliance, Department of Business Oversight, Franchise Agreements, Franchise Disclosure Document

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Tax Planning Before Turning 70: What You Should Know About RMDs

Tax payers aged 70 ½ or older this year must take a Required Minimum Distribution, or RMD, from their traditional IRAs (Individual Retirement Arrangements), SEP (Simplified Employee Pension) IRAs, SIMPLE (Savings Incentive Match…more

Elder Issues, Excise Tax, IRA, Required Minimum Distributions, Retirement Plan

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Terminated: A Marriage’s End Should Not Lead to Employment’s End

Last month, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in Robert Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad (MRS) that an employer cannot terminate an employee for separating or divorcing – the processes of which apparently falls under the…more

Adultery, Business Partners, Divorce, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Discrimination

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Mile Marker: Google Beginning to Clear Legal Hurdles for Self-Driving Cars (but many more ahead)

Can self-driving vehicles (SDVs) use the carpool lane? That may be a legal question for another day, as SDVs still have barricades to overcome before moving to the fast lane and becoming available commercially for consumers…more

Artificial Impairment, Automotive Industry, Driverless Cars, Google, NHTSA

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The Transformation of Transgender Rights in the Workplace

Gender transition and transgender identity has taken center stage in the media recently. However, out of the spotlight, the rights of transgender persons may be unclear to many. Transgender persons struggle with difficult…more

Best Management Practices, Corporate Counsel, DFEH, Discrimination, EEOC

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FRANCHISOR 101: Outdated FDDs and Unregistered Franchises

The California Department of Business Oversight ("DBO") recently issued three Orders against franchisors for violating California's franchise laws…more

Attorney Generals, Compliance, Department of Business Oversight, Franchise Agreements, Franchise Disclosure Document

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FRANCHISOR 101: Outdated FDDs and Unregistered Franchises

The California Department of Business Oversight ("DBO") recently issued three Orders against franchisors for violating California's franchise laws…more

Attorney Generals, Compliance, Department of Business Oversight, Franchise Agreements, Franchise Disclosure Document

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To Bifurcate, or Not to Bifurcate: That is the Divorce Question

Some divorcing couples may want their divorce resolved as quickly as possible. In California, the legal minimum time requirement that a dissolution can be entered is six months from the date of service of the Petition to the…more

Bifurcation, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements

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Los Angeles Employers: Administer This New Policy, Stat!

In April, we wrote that Los Angeles City Council voted to enact a sick leave ordinance in Los Angeles, which will provide six days of paid sick leave to employees in the city. Last week, the City Council adopted the ordinance…more

City of Los Angeles, Local Ordinance, Paid Leave, Sick Leave, Wage and Hour

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Encino, California 91436, United States

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Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys

25-50 Attorneys

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