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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.
The answer definitely is not to continue with the litigation as though nothing has changed.
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.
This article provides a step-by-step explanation of how to obtain and implement a writ of attachment in a financial elder abuse case.
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.
Promptly consult your tax advisor for your response to the interview request. In almost every case, you should have professional assistance at the interview.
The failure to confirm the tax filing and payment compliance status of the corporate client can have disastrous results.
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.
For taxpayers who have AGI below $60,000, there are many free filing options for completing and filing a federal income tax return.
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.
With young law students like the 2014 scholarship recipients leading the way, there is no doubt the Women’s Section will continue to excel.
Apple and Facebook are leading the way. Is it an attempt to recruit and retain employees or an attempt to avoid the bigger issue?
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.
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.
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.
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?
One of the bigger jury awards in Contra Costa recent history involved a medical malpractice claim involving alleged negligent management of a twin pregnancy.
“Why are you wasting my time taking my course? You know that you are only going to get married and have children.”
Nicholas Casper, an associate with Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, takes over the leadership as CCCBA’s Board President for 2015.