On April 18, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law two bills – AB 1142 (Gray) and SB 209 (Pavley) – that together provide the most significant update to the California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) in 25 years. Operators and lead agencies must be aware of these new changes and start planning for […]
On December 23, 2015, Hyatt Hotels announced that it had become the latest member of what has become a large club – hotel companies that have been the target of malware attacks. During the past year, virtually every major brand – Hilton, White Lodging, Mandarin Oriental, Starwood and Trump Collection, among others – have shared that […]
David Poitras wrote the article “New Bankruptcy Forms Already in Use” published in the Daily Journal.
Tim Lappen co-wrote (with Doug Freeman) the article “You Can’t Take it With You…What to do With Your Valuable Car Collection,” featured in Finish Line magazine, the official publication of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Checkered Flag 200, the Museum’s main support group.
Soon businesses with an online presence will be required to make their websites accessible to persons with disabilities or face litigation in state and federal court. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) already requires businesses with a physical presence to comply with exacting and numerous standards (e.g., door width, counter height, sidewalk slope, etc.) The […]
Tim Lappen wrote the article “You Can’t Take it With You…What to do With Your Valuable Car Collection,” featured in Finish Line magazine, the official publication of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Checkered Flag 200.
Bob Braun’s article ‘Not Just Heads in Beds – Cybersecurity for Hotel Owners’ was featured in Hotel Business Review.
California, home of many of the world’s largest technology companies, has long been at the forefront of protecting personal electronic information in the United States. California adopted the nation’s first data breach notification law, led the nation in requiring website privacy statements, and actively enforces online privacy. On October 6, 2015 Governor Jerry Brown signed […]
Rod Berman, Jessica Bromall Sparkman and Bernard Gans wrote the article “Why Early Trademark Filing is Crucial in China” featured in IP Frontline.
Bob Braun and Michael Gold wrote the article “We’re First Again on Data Privacy” featured in the Daily Journal. The article discusses the Electronic Communications Privacy Act recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown.