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  • BUSINESS LAW: Own a Business? Here Are Five Reasons Why You Should Consider Having a Buy-Sell or Partnership Agreement.
    Often in our legal practice, we represent clients who are successful business owners. Many of those clients usually own their businesses with one or more co-owners. Often, clients either have no agreement in place with their co-owners, or they have a ...
    Posted By M. Lisa Odom
  • EMPLOYMENT LAW: Federal Court Lashes Out at Use of Prior Salary History for New Hires
    In January of this year, California AB 168 went into effect which prohibits employers of any size from asking job applicants about their prior salary history. The goal of the law is to narrow the gender wage gap by eliminating consideration of prior salary ...
    Posted By Brian E. Koegle
  • TRANSPORTATION LAW: SEEING GHOSTS: CORRELATING THE EFFECT OF 'GHOST BIKE' MEMORIALS ON A JURY POOL
    You’ve probably seen a ghost bike. Maybe you’ve seen the skeletal white frame of a bicycle locked to a street sign on a busy corner. Or perhaps you’ve seen the makeshift memorial chained to a single lamppost on suburban street in a sleepy neighborhood. No ...
    Posted By Silviana Dumitrescu
  • TOXIC TORTS: EXPERT TESTIMONY AGAINST TOXICITY OF POPULAR CHEMICAL IS "SHAKY"
    A lawsuit claiming that Monsanto Co.’s popular weed killer, Roundup, causes cancer was dealt a blow by a judge’s conclusion that the opinions of the experts testifying against it were “shaky,” a potentially devastating development for the case getting to ...
    Posted By Jaion Chung
  • TOXIC TORTS: CALIFORNIA TO REQUIRE CANCER WARNING ON COFFEE
    Coffee in the state of California must carry a cancer warning, ruled Hon. Elihu Berle, on March 28, 2018, in the matter of Council for Education and Research on Toxics v. Starbucks Corp., et al. [Super. Ct. L.A. County, No. BC435759]. In rejecting ...
    Posted By John H. Shaffery