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What’s Wrong With Going For A Swim?

By:  Lindy F. Bradley, Esq. California is easily the most populated state in the United States, with approximately 38 million individuals living in what is considered the best weathered state in America. Summer in California, and specifically in the southern part of California, regularly has days that do not dip under 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Thus, […]

Due Diligence When Buying or Selling a Business

By Harold A. Laufer, Esq. Before the purchase or sale of a business is completed, you should expect that an investigation into the business, its operations, financials, and other matters will occur. The buyer always wants to know that it is getting everything it believes it is paying for, and it will also want to […]

But didn’t the doctor say that fitness and exercise was supposed to be good for you?

Shape Up On Your Fitness Law! By Lily Nhan, Esq. Summer solstice, June 22, officially kicked off the beginning of the Summer season.  For some, summer solstice also marked the beginning of beach and outdoor festivity season. Many are inspired to get in tip top shape for those short sleeves, short shorts and bathing suits. […]


By:  Brad Citron, Esq. Spring is the time of year when we start hearing warnings about reptiles, particularly the  Western Rattlesnake, the most common venomous snake in California.  A somewhat different danger to defendants in lawsuits is the expanding use by plaintiffs’ attorneys of the “Reptile Theory,” a tactical strategy which uses psychology to persuade […]


  By:  Darren Salute, Esq. How many of us have picked up our cell phones while driving to quickly check an email, review or send a text message or simply make a phone call. We’ve all heard the news regarding the new cell phone hands free laws.  California’s Vehicle Code §23123 requires cell phone usage to be […]

The Long Ride Home

By Stephan P. Hyun, Esq.   Within the realm of California law that governs liability of an employer for its employee’s actions, is the concept of the “Going and Coming” rule.  Rather than being dictated by a specific statute or law, the foundation of this rule developed over time through various cases decided in court. The […]

Getting Your Company Ready for Sale

By Harold Laufer, Esq. You’ve worked hard over many years to build a successful business. Maybe you’re starting to think about retiring, or maybe you’ve figured out that the company is now worth so much you ought to consider selling it. Before you just list the business with a broker or talk to your golfing […]

Booze, Driving and Jeans – New Laws of Interest for Californians in 2017

By Barry A. Bradley, Esq. and Thomas P. Gmelich, Esq. With more than 800 laws that took effect this past January 1st, California has a mixed bag for its citizens. Here are just a few highlights, whether you live here or not. . .             A Little Off the Top  Bad haircut day? Well, […]

Breaking News for California Employers!

BREAKING NEWS: California Supreme Court Rejects “On Duty” or “On Call” Rest Breaks By Jaimee K. Wellerstein, Esq. On December 22, 2016, the California Supreme Court devastated California employers, the security industry in particular, in the landmark case of Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., ending an 11-year battle and holding that employers can no […]

Rape in Nightclub Bathrooms Could Have Been Prevented — Some Lessons Learned

By Barry A. Bradley, Esq.     In July, the Court of Appeal in Janice H. vs. 696 North Robertson, LLC affirmed a $5.43 million jury verdict in favor of plaintiff Janice H., who was sexually assaulted inside the Here Lounge night club in West Hollywood.  She had been drinking heavily with her friend at a Pasadena bar earlier […]


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