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October 2014 - Litigation/Bankruptcy

October 2014 – Litigation/Bankruptcy

Highlights of the October 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles on bankruptcy, the Sham Guaranty Defense, Right to Repair Act, equity stripping and more.

What to Do if Your Civil Litigation Client Files Bankruptcy

What to Do if Your Civil Litigation Client Files Bankruptcy

The answer definitely is not to continue with the litigation as though nothing has changed.

Alternative Litigation Funders

Alternative Litigation Funders

Litigation funders also argue that they are like insurance companies, but insurance companies are highly regulated, and funders are not regulated at all. Moreover, insurance companies don’t charge 40 percent a year.

How To: Writs of Attachment in Financial Elder Abuse Litigation

How To: Writs of Attachment in Financial Elder Abuse Litigation

This article provides a step-by-step explanation of how to obtain and implement a writ of attachment in a financial elder abuse case.

Civil Cases Gathering Dust

Civil Cases Gathering Dust

People seeking redress for abysmal living conditions—no working heat, or pervasive mold, for example—may not have the financial luxury of waiting years for a trial, choosing instead to abandon the case and uproot their families.

Is Your Worker an Employee or an Independent Contractor?

Is Your Worker an Employee or an Independent Contractor?

An employer is not immune from liability for misclassification simply because the worker signed a written contract agreeing to be treated as an independent contractor.

The Mythical Unpaid Intern

The Mythical Unpaid Intern

If an organization derives any immediate advantage from the activities of an intern, then this fact alone will likely transform an intern into a legal employee.

An Overview of Employment Arbitration Agreements

An Overview of Employment Arbitration Agreements

Employment attorneys need to be familiar with the pros and cons of arbitration, its requirements and limitations, as well as the legal theories to invalidate such agreements.

Pro Bono Spotlight: Gabriela Odell

Pro Bono Spotlight: Gabriela Odell

Our quarterly Pro Bono Spotlight is a chance to recognize and thank those individuals who help allow basic services and justice to remain accessible. We will accept nominations on an ongoing basis.

Inns of Court: Bad Lawyering is no Fairy Tale

Inns of Court: Bad Lawyering is no Fairy Tale

The Bakers wanted to sue the witch, but needed to find an attorney. They met with the Big Bad Wolf who agreed to take the case, but only if the Bakers signed a will distributing all of their assets to Wolf.

Privacy vs. Public Access in Civil Cases

Privacy vs. Public Access in Civil Cases

Public access to court records is not an absolute good; it should be favored only to the extent that the privacy interests of litigants are offered appropriate protection.

No Privacy at Work? Is Social Media to Blame?

No Privacy at Work? Is Social Media to Blame?

Technology is helping all of us broadcast too much information. We (everyday people), and not the government, nor “Big Brother,” are eroding the expectation of privacy.

Drones in the Contra Costa Skies

Drones in the Contra Costa Skies

With the introduction of cheap, personal use drones, many people are concerned with their creepy neighbor or the neighborhood teens flying a drone over their backyard and recording everything.

Inns of Court: Revenge Porn and the Law

Inns of Court: Revenge Porn and the Law

This is a new and complex crime that was not well known in the world until recently. In fact, revenge porn was not illegal in a specific statute until 2013.

Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, May 2015

Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, May 2015

Family law cases have the potential to cross over with almost every other practice area. It was my goal for this edition to highlight a few of the crossover issues that can arise in a family law case.

Is Your Client an Innocent Spouse?

Is Your Client an Innocent Spouse?

You suspect your client’s spouse is not paying her or his taxes, filing erroneous returns, or worse—intentionally evading taxes. Your client may be an “innocent spouse.”

Children, Families & the Law (CFL) Program at JFKU College of Law

Children, Families & the Law (CFL) Program at JFKU College of Law

We wanted to address the expanding law affecting children and families in a way that provided students both the necessary doctrinal law as well as the specialized practice skills so critical to a modern family practice.

California’s Reaction to the Drought: Statewide Groundwater Management

California’s Reaction to the Drought: Statewide Groundwater Management

California has reacted to the severe drought conditions with groundbreaking legislation to manage groundwater use, likely to have impacts on all citizens.

Intruder Alert: The Volatile Landscape of Vapor Intrusion Regulation

Intruder Alert: The Volatile Landscape of Vapor Intrusion Regulation

One of the hottest issues facing the world of environmental investigations and cleanups is the migration of volatile organic compounds into indoor air space in residential and commercial buildings.

Discovery Referees Rules and Roles

Discovery Referees Rules and Roles

In instances where voluminous discovery and corresponding motions are anticipated, the appointment of a discovery referee can ultimately cut costs in the long term.