Buchalter Nemer

New Labor Code Section Prevents Employers from Using Out-of-State Choice of Laws Provisions in Contracts with California Employees

On September 27, 2016 Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law impacting the contract rights of California employees. Labor Code Section 925 imposes new limits on contract provisions that seek to impose choice of law and venue…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Leadership Structure of CFPB Ruled Unconstitutional

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its ruling in PHH Corporation v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday and determined that the single-director structure of the CFPB…more
| Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Intellectual Property Overview For Agribusiness

A company’s greatest assets may be its intellectual property. Properly protecting such assets then may be the key to continued success. Below are some questions to consider as a health check for your IP assets. 1…more
| Agriculture, Civil Rights, Intellectual Property, Law Firm Marketing

California Clamps Down On Surprise Out-Of-Network Bills

On September 23, 2016, Governor Brown signed AB 72, California’s surprise out-of-network law. The bill protects patients who seek care at an in-network facility from balance billing by individual health care providers who are…more
| Consumer Protection, Health, Insurance

Regulatory and Product Liability Overview for Distributors of Food Products in California

Welcome to California! California is a great place to live and work, and we are fortunate to call it home. But there is no sugarcoating the fact that California presents unique and daunting challenges to product…more
| Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Environmental Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Tax Amnesty Is Back in Arizona

The State of Arizona’s 2016 amnesty program offers significant benefits to most individuals and corporations with past-due taxes. Once again, Arizona taxpayers with many types of past-due state and local taxes will have an…more
| Taxation

The Impacts of South Korean Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd. Filing for Court Receivership

South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd. filed for court receivership on Wednesday, August 31st in South Korea after losing the support of its banks, setting the stage for its assets to be frozen as West Coast ports deny access to…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

HIPAA Security Rule Compliance for Providers & Business Associates in Three Easy Steps

On August 4, 2016, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) of the U.S. Health & Human Services Department (“HHS”) announced a $5.55 million HIPAA settlement with Advocate Health Care Network (“Advocate”), the largest…more
| Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Points & Authorities - Summer 2016

There Ought to be a Law: Consider This Alternative To Litigation - Government is becoming more intrusive. At the state and federal levels, a host of agencies and departments continuously create new rules for us to live by…more
| Bankruptcy, Elections & Politics, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate - Residential

Confirmation Of A Chapter 11 Plan: Good Faith In The Context Of “Artificial Impairment”

In order to confirm a chapter 11 plan, at least one class of creditors whose claims are “impaired” must accept the plan. The concept of “impairment” is very broad. Under the Bankruptcy Code, a class of claims is impaired unless…more
| Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts

The Supreme Court Clarifies Standard For Attorney Fee Awards In Copyright Cases

Copyright infringement litigation has been on the rise in recent years, particularly in the Central District of California, with the apparel industry feeling the brunt of this uptick. In a typical case, a plaintiff alleges the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Truth-In-Lending Act Rescission Part I: Why The U.S. Supreme Court’s Jesinoski Opinion Does Not Defeat The Statute of Limitations

Before the United States Supreme Court opinion in Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. (2015) __ U.S. __, 135 S.Ct. 790, the law in the Ninth Circuit was that a borrower who sought to exercise a conditional right of…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

The Concept Of Independent Contractor Is Under Assault— Especially In California

The traditional working classification of independent contractor, as we have known it, may soon go the way of the dinosaur, the horseless carriage, and the telegraph. Although perhaps your gardener, pool man or family accountant…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Guantánamo Trials: No End in Sight - Buchalter Nemer

From May 30 to June 3, 2016, I represented the Pacific Council as an official observer at pre-trial hearings for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) and four other alleged masterminds of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks of…more
| Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Military Law

Protection from Wage and Hour Class Action Lawsuits  [Video]

Robert Cooper discusses the importance of understanding recent trends in wage and hour class action lawsuits in order to protect your company…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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