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9 Common Financial Mistakes that Could Lead You to Bankruptcy

Americans enjoy the myth that bankruptcy only happens to other people. We have the top 9 REAL reasons that Americans file bankruptcy, and tips on how to avoid these mistakes. The Myth of the Medical Bankruptcy Ivestopedia claims that “66.5% of bankruptcies in the U.S. were due to medical issues like being unable to pay … Read More

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SB 1186 – California Disability Law Provides Minimal Help to Businesses (ADA)

SB 1186, California’s new law targeting disability access lawsuits, provides minimal assistance to business owners.  Although hailed by its sponsors, Senators Dutton and Steinberg, as a reform for what business owners describe as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) shakedown lawsuits, the law is far more limited than many believe.  A summary of the major provisions … Read More

Mortgage Shotgunning: Indexing and the Priority of Trust Deeds

District Split is Ripe for California Supreme Court Review Mortgage Shotgunning The real estate fraud known as mortgage shotgunning or slamming occurs when real property is refinanced with multiple lenders within a short period of time, such that each lender lacks knowledge of the other lenders. The prior lender and homeowner, working in cahoots, then … Read More

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Lawyer Seeks (and Obtains) White House Honey Ale Recipe via Freedom of Information Act Request

A California attorney has apparently become the first person with legal training to issue a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the White House seeking the recipe of President Obama’s White House Honey Ale. The attorney, Scott Talkov, has assisted several media organizations in compelling the disclosure of government documents through the California Public … Read More

9th Circuit Unmasks Anonymous Online Speakers

While Internet users may presume that their anonymous posts on message boards and social media sites will remain anonymous, web surfers may want to think twice before they click “post” as a Ninth Circuit opinion in 2011 allowed the unmasking of anonymous online speakers engaged in commercial speech.

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Non-Party Recovery of the Costs of a Subpoena Requiring Document Production

An added pressure to businesses can be the cost of responding to a subpoena requiring the production of documents. While many assume that only parties can be subpoenaed, a third party, also known as a non-party, can be subject to this power as well.

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