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  • California's Transfer on Death Deed: A Substitution For Traditional Estate Planning or a Problem Child in the Making?
    Prior to January 1, 2016, there were only three ways to effect a transfer of real property upon the death of a real property owner in California: (1) joint tenancy with right of survivorship; (2) trust transfer deed; or (3) probate. Each of these three ...
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  • The Art of Correctly Classifying Workers
    On a clear and beautiful afternoon, Mom, the owner of Mom's Delicious Pies (the names have been changed to protect the innocent) decided to hire her next-door neighbor, Susie, to do some marketing, outside sales, and advertising for the pie shop. Susie was ...
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  • Leave Home Without It: The Implications of Take-Home Asbestos Exposure Cases before the Supreme Court
    Employers and defense counsel alike may have some added stress to take home with the weight of two asbestos cases that may alter the legal battlefield. In the fall of 2016, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on two asbestos cases involving claims of ...
    Posted By Los Angeles Attorney
  • New Scientific Studies May Stir Up Trouble in Coffee Litigation
    Over the past months Poole Shaffery has followed the lawsuit brought by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics ("CERT"), A.K.A. Raphael Metzger of the Metzger Law Group, against more than 90 coffee roasters and retailers alleging the acrylamide ...
    Posted By Los Angeles Attorney