Archer Norris PLC

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2033 North Main Street
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Walnut Creek, CA 94596, United States
Phone: 925.930.6600
Fax: 925.930.6620
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
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  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • California
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Quick, check your overtime pay calculations! CA Supreme Court announces rule that applies retroactively

The California Supreme Court’s ruling this morning in Alvarado v. Dart Containers may have many employers scrambling to verify their overtime pay calculations. The Court rejected Dart’s complicated overtime calculations, which…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Your state temp license may expire at the end of April!

If your State Temporary license was issued with an effective date of January 1, 2018, it expires at the end of this month! April 30th! You heard that right. Your state temp license will expire by April 30th, if you don’t…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

AG Sessions Fails to Deter Congress From Extending the Rohrabacher Farr Amendment

Early Friday morning, March 23, 2018, Congress approved a new Federal budget, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (“the Act”), narrowly averting another government shutdown or yet another interim stopgap spending…more
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Changes Coming To California Job Applications – Employers Be Ready

Employers, it’s time to pull out the drafting pen and make an important change to your job application forms. Almost all job applications ask for basic information, including the applicant’s education and job history. Under job…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Attorney Fees Provision May Be Enforced Even If the Contract Is Deemed Void

In a recent opinion, the California Court of Appeal held that a party could be liable for the prevailing party’s attorney fees and costs even though the underlying contracts were deemed void and unenforceable…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

New Indemnity Law for Design Professionals

CALIFORNIA – On April 28, 2017, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 496 (Cannella). The Bill, which is now codified in California Civil Code §2782.8, amended the statute to provide greater protection for design…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Elections & Politics

Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.

In Dhillon v. John Muir Health, 2017 Cal. LEXIS 3649, the Supreme Court of California shed some light on the resolution of the long-standing conflict concerning the appealability of a trial court’s order on a petition for writ…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership

Parties (typically plaintiffs) may request the appointment of a receiver in cases involving disputes over corporate assets or interests in real estate. But the appointment of a receiver may have unexpected consequences for the…more
 /  Civil Procedure

“Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?

Are the commonly accepted features of arbitration—speed and finality—being watered down by rules permitting a second arbitration that expose parties to delays and significantly increased expenses? In a recently published…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

Calaveras County Leads The Way Into Greener Territory

Calaveras County is a beautiful gem tucked away amongst the Giant Sequoia trees in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It sits between the vibrant Mokelumne and Stanislaus rivers, and as a historic part of…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled

On August 1 the California Supreme Court finally resolved a split of authority among California’s appellate courts over operation of the anti-SLAPP statute, Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, in the mixed cause of action…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law

USPTO offers a new tool for responding to Final Office Actions – Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program

On July 11, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) introduced a new program, the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program, for responding to a Final office action rejection in a patent application. The goal of…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

Prevailing Party Costs Under CCP Section 1032

The California Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff who obtains a monetary settlement and dismisses the action is the prevailing party entitled to statutory costs under Code of Civil Procedure section 1032. DeSaulles v…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

CA Supreme Court Gives Former Homeowners Narrowly Expanded Standing To Bring Wrongful Foreclosure Lawsuits

On February 18, 2016, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Yvanova v. New Century Mortgage Corp. The Supreme Court unanimously held that a former borrower had standing to bring a wrongful foreclosure…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute

In yet another installment of the gravamen of the complaint conundrum, the California Supreme Court is currently reviewing Park v. Board of Trustees of California State University (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 1258. The issue is…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law
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