California Lawyers Association

Business Law

Updates and events from the Business Law Section

2020 was a terrible year for California property owners affected by the worst wildfires in our history and the devastating consequences of Covid-19. In November, voters narrowly approved an Amendment to our State Constitution (and narrowly defeated another) that dramatically carves back the protections of Propositions 58 & 193 for family property transfers, and whose profound consequences have not yet begun to be felt. Read more
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital was fined $50,000 by the California Department of Public Health. The Department served Saint Francis with the final decision on December 16, 2015, which stated that it “shall be effective immediately.” Read more
Another Perspective – Creditor’s Refusal to Turnover Estate Property Obtained Prepetition Does Not Violate Automatic Stay Provisions of Section 362(a)(3). Read more
The following regulatory information may be of interest to attorneys practicing insurance law. Read more
Subsequent Closure of Husband’s Case Caused Community Property to Transfer or Otherwise Vest with the Wife in Her Separate Bankruptcy Estate. Read more
Where a Contract Contains a Choice of Law Provision the Chosen State's Substantive Law Governs Whether a Plaintiff Can Recover Interest on Damages and at What Rate. Read more
Trust Rights Created by PACA are Alienable, Including by Assignment. Read more
Retention of Estate Property After the Filing of a Bankruptcy Petition Does Not Violate Section 362(a)(3) of the Bankruptcy Code. Read more
Defendant in a fraudulent transfer case failed to prove a good faith defense under the Texas statutory scheme where the trial record showed defendant was on inquiry notice of a Ponzi scheme but defendant did not engage in a diligent investigation. Read more

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