Riverside Business Journal
Saturday, July 20, 2024
GUEST COLUMNS

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed into law two bills that significantly reform the California Private Attorneys’ General Act of 2004. The new reforms include changes to the “standing” requirement and penalty structure, and creating employer-side incentives for quick response to PAGA Notices.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

California Civil Code Section 1951.2 defines the remedies available to a landlord in the event of a tenant's breach and abandonment of the premises, but some landlords may want remedies beyond those described in 1951.2. California Civil Code Section 1951.4 is available if the lease clearly includes that remedy.

Monday, June 24, 2024

A minor miracle occurred in the California Capitol 50 years ago this month when a bipartisan majority of state senators refused to accept a pork-laden budget that was drafted in secret by two powerful legislators. It's a tale worth retelling because the current budget is also being written in secrecy. The process needs another shakeup.
The status of ride-sharing drivers as independent contractors or employees has been a matter of contention, and insurance coverage requirements by ride-sharing companies have been equally complex.

Friday, June 21, 2024

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a bump stock modification of a semi-automatic rifle did not convert it to an illegal machinegun, and that the ATF exceeded its statutory authority under Section 5845 (b).
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has seen record highs in False Claims Act enforcement in 2023, with a focus on healthcare fraud, pandemic-related fraud, and increased scrutiny of private equity and venture capital firms alongside their portfolio companies.

NEWS

General News

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

The court clarified that no bright line rule requires a court to refuse enforcement if a contract has more than one unconscionable term.
General News

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

The Supreme Court ruling last month could give insurers even more say in Chapter 11 proceedings.
General News

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

California Civil Code Section 1951.2 defines the remedies available to a landlord in the event of a tenant's breach and abandonment of the premises, but some landlords may want remedies beyond those described in 1951.2. California Civil Code Section 1951.4 is available if the lease clearly includes that remedy.
General News

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

The City of Beverly Hills is accused of refusing to acknowledge the completeness of a developer's application. The California Association of Realtors says it's an increasingly common tactic.
General News

Friday, July 12, 2024

The new group, chaired by two retired U.S. district judges, allows neutrals with a background in federal court to discuss new case law and legal trends.
General News

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

"Make no mistake -- the cuts to California's trial courts in the FY 2024-25 state budget are concerning and consequential," Los Angeles County Presiding Judge Samantha P. Jessner said in a statement.