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By Farah Bhatti, Amanda Alameddine
Own a trademark registration covering goods or services that have become obsolete due to technological advances?
By Melissa Richards, Neil Rubenstein
On July 11, 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the "Homeowner’s Bill of Rights," AB 278/SB 900, marking the first U.S. state to adopt into law the residential mortgage foreclosure reform principles outlined in the February 2012 National Mortgage Servicing Settlement with the nation’s top five mortgage servicers. California Attorney General Kamala Harris, along with leadership in both the Senate and Assembly, sponsored the "Homeowner’s Bill of Rights."
By Steven Brower, Jeffrey Kapor, Jason Goldstein
Most businesses, including apparel manufacturers and retailers, pay premiums for insurance.
By Neil Rubenstein
California’s mechanics lien law provides various rights and remedies to persons who provide labor, service, equipment or material to real property, including the right to record a mechanics lien on the improved work for both site work and construction, the right to recover construction funds from a construction lender pursuant to a stop notice, and the right to recover against a bond guaranteeing payment in the event of default.
By Joseph Welch
Banks and credit unions routinely walk away from second trust deeds where there isn't enough equity to cover the outstanding loan balance plus< interest, arrears, costs of sale and attorneys' fees.
By Jeffrey Kapor, Joshua Mizrahi
Recently, the Department of Labor has expanded its activity with respect to audits of employee classifications.
By Chad Coombs
A receiver is generally responsible for paying federal income taxes incurred during the pendency of the receivership, but this will also depend on the type of receivership.
By Paul Bressan, Cynthia Fair Moir
On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Brinker Restaurant v. Superior Court.
By Jason Goldstein
There are myriad circumstances under which an individual or company may seek to be added as an insured under another’s insurance policy.
By Richard Ormond, Oren Bitan
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to discover that a lender, whether a financial institution or otherwise, has not properly documented or secured its interest in intellectual property collateral proffered by a borrower to secure a promissory note and loan. In some instances, failure to do so at the outset may impact a lender’s priority or security with severe consequences.
By Jessie Reider, Sarin Tavlian
More and more, celebrities are becoming global brands, known as much for the products they endorse as their acting and music credits.
By Benjamin Seigel, Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, Anthony Napolitano
This article is the second in a series discussing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
By Randye Soref
n a big win for creditors, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled on May 29, 2012 that a secured creditor must be granted the right to credit bid up to the full amount of its claim where the debtor pursues a Chapter 11 plan that proposes to sell assets free and clear of liens.
By Cynthia Fair Moir
Subject to limited exceptions, California law requires employers to provide employees who work more than five hours per day with at least one meal period of 30 minutes or more and a 10-minute rest period for every four hours worked or "major fraction thereof."
By Nikole Varvitsiotis
In September 2011, the Governor of California signed California Assembly Bill No. 571 into law, which modernizes and simplifies the distribution requirements for California corporations and quasi-California corporations.