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In Longview Int'l, Inc. v Stirling (2019) 35 CA5th 985, the court held that a suspended corporation's recording of an abstract of judgment and creation of a judgment lien, although unauthorized under Rev & T C §23301, was procedural in nature and therefore was validated retroactively on revivor of corporate powers, as provided in Rev & T C §23305). See §1.100. Read more
George Floyd’s death has created ripple effects throughout the country. His death, and the nationwide protests asking for justice and for us to live up to our ideals, have started a long conversation that must be had on the serious issues of ensuring that equal protection under the law and the rule of law truly exist for all Americans. Read more
The Copyright Office has published a notice of inquiry and request for petitions initiating the eighth triennial rulemaking proceeding under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. § 1201. Section 1201 provides that the Librarian of Congress, upon the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, may adopt temporary exemptions to the DMCA’s prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. Read more
As we grapple with the implications of George Floyd’s death, I urge us all to act with compassion and respect. Remember that for many of us, the events of the past few weeks raise strong emotions. Realize that actions and speech may be fueled by those emotions. Recognize that people process strong emotions in different ways. But as we acknowledge and celebrate each other’s differences, it is more important to appreciate and build on our commonalities as human beings. Only… Read more
June 2020 By Monty McIntyre Monty McIntyre California Case Summaries™ (https://cacasesummaries.com) Monty A. McIntyre, Esq. is the publisher of California Case Summaries™ which provides short summaries, organized by legal topic, of every new published civil and family law case helping California lawyers easily keep up with the new case law in their practice areas. Monthly, quarterly and annual single-user and discounted multi-user subscriptions are available. Monty hasbeen a California civil trial lawyer since 1980, a member of ABOTA since 1995,… Read more
As the first of the rent moratoriums are expiring, landlords throughout California are eager to file unlawful detainer actions to obtain possession of their properties from tenants who have failed to pay rent or comply with repayment obligations. Read more
Over the past several months, the COVID-19 health crisis has affected everyday life in a magnitude that is hard to fathom. Routine tasks, such as going to the grocery store or walking the dog, suddenly necessitate precautions like face masks, social distancing, and excessive amounts of sanitizer. Unemployment is near record levels, businesses have shuttered, and most of us are confined to our homes to avoid further spreading the COVID-19 disease. Read more
After over two months of closed businesses, furloughed or terminated employees, PPP loans and masked and quarantined residents, our economy is going through various phases of reopening and re-engaging. Read more
In recent weeks, California Senate Bill 939 has garnered significant attention from the commercial real estate industry. This controversial legislative proposal written by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) is designed to provide relief to small business commercial tenants during the state of emergency issued by the Governor on March 4, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic threat. Read more
We are all, I believe, feeling pain and hurt. We started 2020 feeling relatively optimistic and hopeful for a good and successful year. Instead, we are experiencing the limitations of our preparedness and of the structure of our society and legal system as it existed before COVID, and before the George Floyd killing. While we are all disturbed by the social unrest taking place across the nation, we are, I believe finally at a point of forced introspection, self-evaluation, and… Read more

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