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The Sidebar-January 2014

Poole & Shaffery, LLP is a full service business firm with attorneys who focus on a variety of different areas of litigation, counseling and transactional services, including: bankruptcy, business litigation, business transactions, commercial litigation, construction law, construction defect claims, employment and labor law, environmental law, government affairs, intellectual property matters, insurance law, land use, non-profit and tax-exempt organizations, product liability, premises liability, real estate law, and toxic torts.

Disclaimer: The articles contained herein are intended for general information purposes only. Nothing contained in this document is legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as such.




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By: Michael S. Little
WHAT HAPPENED TO TARGET COULD HAPPEN TO YOU: DATA BREACHES AND WHAT EVERY CALIFORNIA COMPANY SHOULD KNOW

Data breaches have been the top story in the news in recent months and while many California companies have taken steps to bolster their network security, most business owners are not aware that they must comply with specific notification and reporting requirements (i.e. California Civil Code § 1798.82) if a breach occurs. Even fewer businesses are aware that they can purchase insurance to protect themselves against many of these cyber risks.



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By: Brian E. Koegle
WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS NO LONGER GOOD FOR THE GANDER – ATTORNEYS’ FEES AWARDS IN EMPLOYMENT-RELATED CASES

The State of California hasn't been accused of being "business friendly" in a very long time. Governor Brown now carries on this long tradition of business un-friendly activities, with the signing of SB 462 on August 28, 2013, which limits California business owners from recovery of attorneys' fees spent in the successful defense of wage and hour lawsuits, even though plaintiffs in such cases will still be entitled to recover their attorneys' fees if they are successful. Click here to view the entire article


By: Chris S. Jacobsen
"CRULLCA" NOW EFFECTIVE FOR LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES

With each new year comes a flood of new laws taking effect in California. This year's flood brings with it an overhaul of the Corporations Code statutes governing the organization and operation of limited liability companies ("LLCs") in California. The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act ("CRULLCA") repeals and replaces California's 1994 enactment of the Beverly-Killea Limited Liability Company Act, and its provisions now govern all LLCs operating in the State without any "opt in" or "opt out" procedures for existing LLCs.



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