Riverside Business Journal
Wednesday, February 08, 2023
GUEST COLUMNS

Thursday, February 2, 2023

A control group is not always needed, but be cautious about skipping one, and make sure it is an intentional and educated choice.
When criminal charges have been filed while civil litigation is pending, the dynamics of the civil litigation will change.
To be patentable, however, both designs and functional inventions must satisfy two requirements.
Shipping documents indicate the soil was contaminated with DDT, an insecticide the federal Environmental Protection Agency banned decades ago and that research has linked to premature births, cancer and environmental harms.
To build a strong economy and fight inequality, California's new class of legislators need to change the imbalance of power that leaves workers vulnerable to retaliation.
Today, as the federal government ends its mpox state of emergency, those clinics say bureaucracy is once again standing in the way.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Monterey Park violence is viewed in many circles as a form of expressing disagreement. That view affects all of us as a nation.
In the last quarter of 2022, the Court of Appeal issued five decisions involving PAGA, but none of them directly addressed the question of whether resolution of the individual claim (in arbitration or otherwise) barred the employee from pursuing a representative claim.
The reduced flow in the river has forced major cutbacks for the states that rely on the river to supply water to as many as 40 million residents of the region.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because he didn't have to use a crosswalk to get to the other side.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Logical analysis may give structure to estate or trust negotiations. But each dispute will be based on factors that cannot consistently be evaluated and weighed against others.
A federal jury trial is scheduled for March 14 in Los Angeles for Christopher Kamon, who is accused of draining $8 million from the law firm's accounts.
Lawmakers from seven other states, including Connecticut, Hawaii, New York, Illinois and Washington were introducing new taxes for the rich on the same day.
The framework for distinguishing patents that claim laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas from those that claim patent-eligible applications of those concepts is a two-step process.
In dismissing the latest iteration of the complaint, U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson found that the plaintiffs had failed to plead factual details proving that the company knowingly misled shareholders about sexual discrimination allegations and investigations in SEC filings.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Ms. Gutierrez-Reed maintains that she doesn't know how the weapon had live rounds in it and that she is not to blame for the death of Hayla Hutchins. If that were true, then where is the witness to testify that they saw Mr. Baldwin or someone else put bullets in the weapon?
The persuasive attorney and wise jurist recognize that the historical underpinnings of a law, decision, or custom is critical to its proper application, whether in making an argument or in supporting a judicial ruling. In short, in the field of law, the past guides the future.
A phalanx of left-leaning legislators, led by Assemblyman Alex Lee, a San Jose Democrat, introduced the new measures – a bill and a constitutional amendment – as part of a nationwide drive by progressives for wealth taxes in California and other blue states. They hope that imposing wealth taxes at the state level would spur a national tax.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Non-breaching parties to a letter of intent may have a claim for costs incurred in reliance on that promise if that promise is breached.
Some advocates say the proposed school funding in the budget waters down the intent of the bill and will perpetuate the achievement gap for Black students.
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the 51-year-old hospital over the brink, hospital leaders said.

Monday, January 23, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the IRS may issue a summons seeking an innocent party's records without providing that person notice.
Why hack corporate databases to get personal data? Just read the person's brainwaves instead.
State officials say we need to build 180,00 new units of housing each year to meet demand, even though the state's population has been slowly declining of late
While that particular policy changed last year and now children with Medi-Cal who are system-involved or have experienced trauma theoretically have access to benefits, the ability to actually receive care has not materially improved.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Coinbase sides with the majority view, lamenting in its petition that it has been forced to answer two complaints that seek to proceed as class actions and face imminent discovery
The only practical solution is for Congress to promptly act to increase the debt ceiling, which it recently did with bipartisan support on three occasions during the Trump Administration, to protect the full faith and credit of the United States.
That's with good reason. Financial wisdom is a gift that can have lifelong rewards and last longer than a monetary gift.
Although founded on fairness principles, Newsom's proposed tax will do little to address the underlying root causes of the price spikes.
Sites that are operating under 50% capacity are scheduled to close before the end of January.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged the growing resentment as he introduced his new state budget last week. "People have just had it," he told reporters. "They want the encampments cleaned up."
These shortsighted actions are also an assault on our sacred connection to the land, which is fundamental to who we are as Native people.
Each of these cases could significantly impact IP law. For that reason, we will keep a close eye, and I will likely write about each of these cases as they continue to develop.
New York Times News Service
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies via videoconference before a hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust in Washington, D.C. Wednesday.

NEWS

General News

Thursday, February 2, 2023

The investors' lead attorney, Nicholas I. Porritt of Levi & Korsinsky LLP, has been trying to establish throughout the trial Musk's tweet materially affected the behavior of investors.
General News

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Noting it had been 20 years since President George W. Bush signed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, passed in the wake of a series of corporate and accounting scandals, Justice Collins J. Seitz Jr said the Delaware Court of Chancery has integrated the federal statute into the state's corporation law.
General News

Thursday, February 2, 2023

SB 253, a bill proposed by state Sen. Scott Wiener, would require companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenues who do business in California to disclose their annual greenhouse gas emissions even if they are in another state.
General News

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

"Nobody is resting on 50 years of achievements. It's, 'What is coming up next? What are the new frontiers that we are headed to?'" said Bruce Broillet, who has been with the El Seguno plaintiffs' firm since 1977.
General News

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Democratic member of the commission said the exception carved out for private companies – once intended for small businesses – has exploded in recent years. With Democrats holding a majority on the five-member commission, attorneys are paying close attention to changes the SEC might try to make.
General News

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Jennifer L. Keller used a racial slur in questioning a rapper about music lyrics.
General News

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

"It's chaos. The government agencies, in an effort to help, have created complete chaos. Nobody really knows what's going on or what the rules are," said David DiJulio, managing partner with DiJulio Law Group, which specializes in real estate matters.
General News

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

9th Circuit Judges Ronald M. Gould and William A. Fletcher agreed that the plaintiff's litigation history, filing well over 1,000 lawsuits, couldn't be used to deny him standing, although Judge Daniel P. Collins dissented.
General News

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

"See's Candies primarily seeks coverage under a provision that appears not to have been addressed by any court or even raised by any litigant. That is because See's Candies manufactures and sells unique, perishable products that have a limited shelf life; it secured unique 'stock throughput' coverage specifically designed to cover losses to its unique, perishable products," said the complaint filed by Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.
General News

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter said he wanted a more robust oversight mechanism, with the appointment of a special master to assist the court in supervising the deal. The settlement between the County of Los Angeles and plaintiffs anticipates five years of judicial supervision.
General News

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

These companies have access to state courts in jurisdictions that have legalized cannabis. But this hasn't stopped attorneys from trying to find an exception to the rules to bar them from federal civil relief or access to Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
General News

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

"Plaintiff's theory of recovery as to the meal periods is that defendant failed to provide employees fully compliant meal breaks, and unlawfully permitted its employees to 'waive' their meal breaks on shifts of any length," Superior Court Judge Kenneth Freeman wrote in his Jan. 11 order.
General News

Monday, January 23, 2023

Skye Bioscience Inc. was found liable for retaliating against Wendy Cunning, the company's former vice president of business operations, after she approached the former CEO about allegedly committing securities fraud. She received $1.35 million in compensatory damages and $3.5 million in punitive damages.
General News

Monday, January 23, 2023

"It's not automatic — the judge would have to make a decision — but evidence of a judgment, conviction of a felony, can be used to prove any fact that's essential to the judgment, and that's also true even if it's nolo contendere or no contest," said plaintiffs' attorney Mary E. Alexander.
General News

Monday, January 23, 2023

"We're very pleased to have the continued support of Sen. [Richard] Roth in putting forth that bill seeking to get additional judgeships for not only the Inland Empire but all of the under-resourced courts throughout the state," said Riverside County Superior Court Presiding Judge Judith C. Clark.
General News

Friday, January 20, 2023

Nicole A. Clark, also a labor and employment attorney at Newmeyer and Dillion, is suing engineer Andrew Thaler for allegedly interfering with investor relations, defamation and commercial disparagement. Clark is also defending allegations of wrongful termination by Thaler, who is countersuing and has denied the claims against him.
General News

Friday, January 20, 2023

Stefanie Pollack accuses Dennis Chernov of breach of contract, fraud and unjust enrichment, and seeks $650,000 in damages. Pollack is represented by H. Mark Madnick and Jonathan M. Starre of Kramar Madnick.
General News

Friday, January 20, 2023

The lead counsel for Activision, Kevin P. Muck, said the decision could have broad applications to other companies. "The fundamental issue in this case is whether Activision's board is entitled to do its job — specifically, to make decisions as to what is in the best interests of the company and its shareholders," wrote Muck.