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California Statute May Be An Issue In Dispute Between President Trump And Adult Film Actress

by Allen Matkins on

Not too long ago, I wrote about the lawsuit filed in California challenging a confidentiality agreement allegedly entered into by President Donald Trump. Clifford v. Trump, L.A. Super. Ct. Case No. BC 696568 (filed Mar. 6,...more

California Supreme Court’s Unanimous Holding In Mcmillin Albany LLC V. Superior Court: Affirming Builders’ And Developers’ Right...

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

McMillin Albany LLC, et al., v. The Superior Court of Kern County, Respondent; Carl Van Tassel, et al., Real Parties in Interest - Case No. S229762; January 18, 2018 - This case decided whether common law actions...more

Enhancement of corporate regulation in Ukraine (Ukrainian)

by Dentons on

On February 6, 2018, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law On Limited Liability Companies and Superadded Liability Companies (hereinafter referred to as the Law on LLC), whereby material amendments were introduced...more

Enhancement of corporate regulation in Ukraine

by Dentons on

On February 6, 2018, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law On Limited Liability Companies and Superadded Liability Companies (hereinafter referred to as the Law on LLC), whereby material amendments were introduced...more

“Good Faith” May Not Be Good Enough: California Supreme Court to Decide When General Contractors Can Withhold Retention

It is industry standard in California for owners of a construction project to make monthly payments to a contractor for work it has completed, less a certain percentage that is withheld as a guarantee of future satisfactory...more

California Lawsuit Against President Trump Raises Issue Of Consent

by Allen Matkins on

Earlier this week, Stepanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump in the Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles. Clifford v. Trump, L.A. Super. Ct. Case No. BC 696568 (filed Mar....more

California’s Right To Repair Act Is The Sole Remedy For Damages For Construction Defects In New Residential Construction

by Snell & Wilmer on

The California Supreme Court ruled in McMillin Albany LLC et al. v. The Superior Court of Kern County, (1/18/2018) 4 cal. 5th 241, that California’s Right to Repair Act, California Civil Code sections 895 et seq. (“Act”) is...more

Brazilian Corporations and Limited Liability Companies Must Host Shareholders/Quotaholders Annual Meeting By The End Of April

UNITED STATES BUSINESS ENTITIES OWNING BRAZILIAN CORPORATIONS AND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES MUST CAUSE THEIR BRAZILIAN SUBSIDIARIES TO PERFORM SHAREHOLDERS/ QUOTAHOLDERS ANNUAL MEETING BY THE END OF APRIL. All Brazilian...more

Action Required: Deadline Approaches for Installation of Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures in Commercial and Multifamily...

by Allen Matkins on

Owners and operators of commercial and multifamily properties in California built and available for use or occupancy on or prior to January 1, 1994, should be aware that the deadline for compliance with California Civil Code...more

Sexual Harassment Dominates California Legislation in 2018

by Fisher Phillips on

As we discussed back in January, sexual harassment appears to be the hot topic for the California State Legislature’s 2018 session. This is certainly not a surprise, as issues related to sexual harassment and the #MeToo...more

And the Winner Is . . . The Right to Repair Act!

Civil litigation attorneys often talk about “damages.” Because without damages . . . well . . . you’re out of luck....more

Why A "Grant" Must, By Definition, Be In Writing 

by Allen Matkins on

The word "transfer" is derived from two (what else?) Latin words - trans and ferre. The former meaning "across" and the latter meaning "to carry". In a non-technical sense, a "transfer" can involve a simple change in...more

Court of Appeal Explains Parol Evidence Rule

by Allen Matkins on

Today, I am picking up on my discussion of Kanno v. Marwit Capital, No. G052348, 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 1150 (Ct. App. Dec. 22, 2017) in this post from last week and last year. Kanno involved the application of the parol...more

Québec Court of Appeal Confirms Wide and Liberal Approach to Class Action Authorization

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On October 31, 2017, the Québec Court of Appeal released its decision in Asselin c. Desjardins Cabinet de services financiers inc., 2017 QCCA 1673. The Court of Appeal overturned the lower court’s decision refusing...more

Discovery Referees in Complex Litigation

by JAMS on

It’s no secret that over the past several years the California judiciary has suffered deep budget cuts, especially to the state’s civil courts. According to California’s Judicial Council, there are 189 fewer judges than...more

How much is at stake for whistleblowers?

by Bryan Cave on

Whistleblowing and the ongoing compliance debate keep the media and the wider press busy and readers alert. And yet these days, executives of reputed global companies are finding themselves imprisoned for fraud and other...more

Recording a Trustee’s Deed is Privileged Under CA Civil Code Section 47

California law is pretty clear that the recordation of a notice of default and notice of sale — two key documents that are a prerequisite to a nonjudicial foreclosure sale (aka trustee’s sale) — are privileged and cannot form...more

In Supreme Court Showdown, California Appeals Courts Choose Sides Regarding Whether Right to Repair Act is Exclusive Remedy for...

Earlier, we wrote about an appellate court split concerning the Right to Repair Act (Civil Code sections 895 et seq.) which applies to construction defects in newly constructed residential properties including single-family...more

Insurance Bad Faith – Insurer Cannot Rescind Policy Because Insured Answered Application Questions Correctly

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Victor Duarte v. Pacific Specialty Insurance Company - Court of Appeal, First Appellate District (June 12, 2017) - Under the legal principle of “rescission,” an insurance company can rescind an insurance policy if the...more

California Supreme Court Settles Split of Authority re Implied Dedication of Private Property to the Public

In a 2015 post on Money and Dirt, we reviewed a then-recent Court of Appeal decision, Scher v. Burke, and discussed the split of authority among California courts on the topic of “implied dedication” of private property to...more

When “The Check Is In The Mail” Extinguishes A Debtor’s Obligation

by Allen Matkins on

Most creditors likely assume that they have not been paid unless and until they receive checks from their debtors. In many cases that assumption may be correct, but in some cases it won’t be. Section 1476 of the California...more

Real Estate and Land Use - California Supreme Court Restricts Implied Dedication Rule

Scher v. Burke (June 15, 2017, S230104) - Why It Matters: Many large private landowners record notices under the provisions of the Civil Code in order to ensure that public use of their property does not morph into an...more

Japan Legal Update - Volume 26 | June 2017

by Jones Day on

The amendment to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act ("Amended FIEA") was enacted on May 17, 2017, and promulgated on May 24, 2017. The Amended FIEA will come into force no later than one year from the date of...more

The new Polish Act on private antitrust enforcement claims takes effect on June 27, 2017.

by Dentons on

If a company’s supplier or competitor abuses its dominant position or is a member of a cartel, its actions may inflict damage on other businesses. Until recently, claims for damages arising from these types of infringements...more

Utilizing California Civil Code Section 1542 Waivers in Class Action Settlement Agreements: Helpful or Harmful?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

A significant concern for any lawyer negotiating the settlement of a class action in California state court is crafting a settlement agreement that the court will ultimately approve. Under California law, a judge must approve...more

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