A Constitutional Challenge to a Different Kind of Gun Control Legislation

A lawsuit was filed earlier this week which challenges the constitutionality of Cal. Penal Code § 26820, a California statute aimed at regulating the sale of guns. Tracy Rifle & Pistol LLC v. Harris (E.D. Cal. filed Nov. 10, 2014). The statute provides: No handgun or imitation handgun, or placard advertising the sale or other […]

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Of Football and Business Litigation: Tweaking the Rules for a More Satisfying Contest

It’s a great time of the year, in large part because one of my favorite pastimes is watching football, usually with my teenage son, an avid fan as well as a high school football player. A few weeks ago, when a game was becoming a lopsided contest diminishing its entertainment value, I began to summarize […]

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THE ONLY SURPRISE IS THAT IT TOOK THIS LONG . . . THE FIRST EBOLA RELATED CLASS ACTION HAS BEEN FILED

I am always amused by the manner in which class action lawyers attempt to capitalize on current events and public fears in bringing a “cutting edge” lawsuit that will garner a great amount of media attention. Although the Ebola headlines are giving way to the election news, last week, the first Ebola related class action […]

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California Privacy Laws Change: Identity Theft Prevention and Mitigation Services

LCL Introduction:  My partner, Melissa Krasnow, has written the following article on new legislation which will become law on January 1, 2015. In addition to this article on breach notification, I highly recommend reviewing the newly issued California Data Breach Report issued this month by our Attorney General which is available here.  Attorney General Harris reports […]

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A Quick Summary of New Changes to California Law

Our friends at Legsilative Intent Service (a great resource for digging deep into the history of California legislation) have recently published their list of changes to California law coming in 2015.  These legislative changes are, to one degree or another, of interest to California businesses.  Here is a link. As one might expect, there is […]

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Overstock Under Scrutiny: Does This Recent Decision Represent a New Wave of California Litigation for Sellers of Consumer Products and Services?

It is not often that a decision from a California trial court receives or deserves as much attention as the recent tentative decision issued by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Wynne Carvill in the State’s case against Overstock.com.  In People of the State of California v. Overstock.com (10-546833), issued January 3, 2014, Judge Carvill determined […]

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Observations from the NERA Report on Class Action Trends

Many in the legal and securities compliance industries are discussing the NERA Economic Consulting report, Recent Trends In Securities Class Action Litigation: 2013 Full-Year Review.  The Wall Street Journal provides a good summary as does Kevin LaCroix at The D&O Diary.  NERA’s executive summary is available here. The three takeaways that most commentators are discussing […]

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Do You Collect Californian’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on Your Website?

Effective January 1, companies in California and around the world must be aware of new liabilities that relate to online privacy protections including practices relating to storing personally identfiable information.  If your company operates a website, it’s a good time to review the privacy disclosures that are posted. The new law is AB370, is an […]

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