Posts from July 2018.
Proposed Law will Make it Easier to File Discrimination and Harassment Claims Against California Employers

Senate Bill 1300 (Jackson) seeks to expand liability in discrimination and harassment by lowering the legal standard for legal claims.  Currently, only harassment that is “severe or pervasive” is actionable.  As such, the law is not designed to allow claimants to bring claims based on a single offensive remark or act.  SB 1300 creates a new private right of action for failure to prevent harassment or discrimination which is written to significantly lower that standard by providing that a claimant need only prove “that the conduct would meet the legal standard for harassment or ...

Selling Real Property In A Federal Receivership

Q: I am a federal receiver. One of the assets in the estate is a small office building. I want to list it with a broker and sell it. My attorney told me that before I can sell the property through a broker I have to have the court appoint three (3) appraisers to appraise the property and then the sales price has to be at least two-thirds (2/3) of the appraised value. This is madness. Is there any way around this? Do I need a new attorney?

A: No, you don’t need a new attorney. Your attorney correctly informed you of some of the requirements for a federal receiver to sell real property at a private sale ...

California’s New Privacy Bill of Rights: How The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 Will Empower Consumers and Create New Burdens For Data Driven Businesses

California now has the most sweeping and comprehensive privacy rights law in the country — The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “Act”).  Some might say the Act is the result of Cambridge Analytica misusing the data of tens of millions of Facebook users.  Others would suggest that the Act is merely the natural and logical progression of inalienable rights of privacy in the digital age.  Whatever the reason, California’s Privacy Bill of Rights for consumers will forever change the way businesses collect and use personal information (“PI”).

Here’s the good news ...


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