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Records Retention for the California Real Estate Broker

Posted by D. Keith B. Dunnagan, Esq. on Nov 28th 2018

Records Retention for the California Real Estate Broker
Although at times cumbersome, retention of all records is an essential duty of real estate agents and brokers. In fact, not only is it a duty of agents and brokers, it is also a legal requirement. Under California Business & Professions Code §10148, "A licensed real estate broker shall retain for three years copies of all listings, deposit receipts, canceled checks, trust records, and other documents executed by him or her or obtained by him or her in connection with any transactions for whi
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The Nation's Top Attorney Fee Experts of 2018

Posted by National Association of Legal Fee Analysis on Sep 14th 2018

The Nation's Top Attorney Fee Experts of 2018
Chicago -- Every year, NALFA, a non-profit group, announces the nation's top attorney fee experts. Attorney fee experts are judicially qualified experts who provide expert testimony and reports on the reasonableness of attorney fees and expenses in underlying cases. Attorney fee experts are increasingly retained by fee-seeking or fee-challenging parties in litigation to independently prove reasonable attorney fees and expenses.Our attorney fee experts also include court adjuncts such as bankru
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Court of Appeals Confirms Stance on Complicity Doctrine in Case Involving a Passenger Injured by Intoxicated Driver

Posted by Jeff Eberhard Smith/ Freed/Eberhard on Sep 14th 2018

Court of Appeals Confirms Stance on Complicity Doctrine in Case Involving a Passenger Injured by Intoxicated Driver
Recently, in Mason v. BCK Corporation, 292 Or App 580 (2018), the court held that an injured plaintiff could not recover against a bar because the plaintiff was unable to demonstrate that he did not “substantially contribute” to the driver’s intoxication. In this case, the court considers whether the personal representative of a deceased passenger can hold the bar liable for serving the intoxicated driver if the passenger and intoxicated driver spent several hours drinking and sociali
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CALIFORNIA'S BOLD NEW DATA PRIVACY LAW: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO COMPLY

Posted by Anne Kelley on Sep 14th 2018

CALIFORNIA'S BOLD NEW DATA PRIVACY LAW: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO COMPLY
2018 has been a pivotal year for consumer data protection, with sweeping new laws being passed to ensure increased consumer data privacy around the world. In May, Europe’s General Data Protection Law, or GDPR, took effect. In June, the California Legislature passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), a bold new digital data privacy law that is the first of its kind in the United States. The California law becomes effective on January 1, 2020, and will launch a new era of d
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Murchison & Cumming Prevails at California Supreme Court

Posted by Murchison & Cumming LLP on Sep 12th 2018

On August 23, 2018 the California Supreme Court issued a far-reaching decision in the case of King v. CompPartners, Inc. (S232197) which positively impacts the workers' compensation system and represents a significant victory for the utilization review industry and the physicians with whom they work. The Riverside County Superior Court sustained a demurrer, without leave to amend, on behalf of defendants, a utilization review company and a utilization review physician, to a complaint filed by an
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