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  • Announcement: COC Chancellor's Circle Business Breakfast -- December 1, 2017
    Our annual employment law update by Brian Koegle will be presented on Friday, Dec. 1 from 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at College of the Canyons. Find out which new laws will affect your business and employees, and learn the steps you can take to help ensure ...
    Posted By Poole & Shaffery, LLP
  • REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS AND LITIGATION: THE CHALLENGES OF NEIGHBOR REAL ESTATE DISPUTES
    One of the most challenging real estate and land use issues I have encountered over the years are neighbor disputes regarding boundaries or the existence of easements. In addition to the legal issues which can be involved, an additional challenge is how ...
    Posted By Hunt C. Braly
  • EMPLOYMENT LAW: A New Form of Liability for Electronic Communications Is Speeding Towards You
    Can the sender of an electronic communication be liable to persons injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by the recipient of that communication? Two courts now say yes. And while all Californians should take note, California’s employers should be ...
    Posted By Samuel R. W. Price
  • TOXIC TORT: Battle of Experts in Starbucks Trial
    A 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, including Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, and Costco, is in the midst of trial, ...
    Posted By Poole & Shaffery, LLP
  • EMPLOYMENT LAW: Beyond Diaz v. Carcamo: The Diminishing Returns of Admitted Vicarious Liability
    A California Appellate Court recently added clarity to one of two significant unresolved issues left open by the California Supreme Court decision Diaz v. Carcamo (2011) 51 Cal.4th 1148, ( Diaz ). Specifically, the Court of Appeal addressed the conflict ...
    Posted By Poole & Shaffery, LLP
  • TRANSPORTATION: School Bus Company Found Liable For Accident Directly Caused By Unrelated Third-Party
    A San Bernardino jury awarded an 11-year old $36.1 million dollars for injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the street to catch a school bus. The family of plaintiff, Isabella Escamilla Sanchez, sued the school bus ...
    Posted By Jason A. Benkner