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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.

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.

Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, March 2015

Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, March 2015

This tax season will be the first time that many taxpayers encounter the effects of new provisions of the Affordable Care Act, effective January 2014.

You’ve Got (IRS) Mail! What Happens When Your Tax Return is Chosen for Audit

You’ve Got (IRS) Mail! What Happens When Your Tax Return is Chosen for Audit

Promptly consult your tax advisor for your response to the interview request. In almost every case, you should have professional assistance at the interview.

Incorporeal Punishment: Corporate Suspension and Forfeiture for Tax Noncompliance

Incorporeal Punishment: Corporate Suspension and Forfeiture for Tax Noncompliance

The failure to confirm the tax filing and payment compliance status of the corporate client can have disastrous results.

Marijuana Taxation Without Legalization

Marijuana Taxation Without Legalization

Requiring income to be reported and taxed, while prohibiting a deduction for expenses against this income, can be catastrophic for many small businesses that sell marijuana.

Tax Tips from the Tax Lawyer: Free Filing Services

Tax Tips from the Tax Lawyer: Free Filing Services

For taxpayers who have AGI below $60,000, there are many free filing options for completing and filing a federal income tax return.

On Lamps, Lifeboats and Ladders

On Lamps, Lifeboats and Ladders

In 2015, locating a female attorney is no longer a “Where’s Waldo?” experience. Regardless of gender, the CCCBA and its sections provide members the opportunity to support one another and grow professionally in the practice of law.

Thirty Years and Going Strong - The CCCBA Women’s Section

Thirty Years and Going Strong – The CCCBA Women’s Section

With young law students like the 2014 scholarship recipients leading the way, there is no doubt the Women’s Section will continue to excel.

Egg-Freezing: Is it Truly an Employee Benefit? (Frozen Series, Part 1)

Egg-Freezing: Is it Truly an Employee Benefit? (Frozen Series, Part 1)

Apple and Facebook are leading the way. Is it an attempt to recruit and retain employees or an attempt to avoid the bigger issue?

Wolf at Work

Wolf at Work

The female attorney can find herself facing illegal workplace wrongs. To protect her goal of continuing to practice law, sometimes the best option is to consider extraction.

Role Model for the Male Mentor: Randolph M. Paul

Role Model for the Male Mentor: Randolph M. Paul

There is more to the story of women succeeding in the law. It’s about the men. Men need to be a part of the conversation and action to achieve equality in the workplace.

A Letter to My Younger Self

A Letter to My Younger Self

When you stand up to read in your English class, stand tall and speak loudly and clearly, for one day you’ll be standing up in courts representing people who have been wronged.

Bar Soap: February 2015

Bar Soap: February 2015

I do have to chuckle once again at the whole Court Call “experiment.” So, why do some lawyers talk way too much, and a number not enough, when on Court Call?

Civil Jury Verdicts: February 2015

Civil Jury Verdicts: February 2015

One of the bigger jury awards in Contra Costa recent history involved a medical malpractice claim involving alleged negligent management of a twin pregnancy.