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
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
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
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.
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.
Attorney Scott Talkov was recognized by the American Bar Association for his academic diligence through the publication of his research paper focusing on real estate finance and contracts. Talkov’s paper was published in the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal of the American Bar Association. With more than 30,000 members, the section is a leading national forum for … Read More