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In January 2021, Kamille Faye Vinluan-Jularbal visited the online shop Redbubble in search of a sweatshirt with the words “Dadalorian”–a meme-worthy riff on the protagonist of Disney’s “The Mandalorian” television series. The fact that the Mandalorian acts as a father figure to a character affectionately known as “Baby Yoda” makes a shirt like this seems like a slam dunk for

Service dogs, emotional support animals, assistance animals…what do they all have in common? A myriad of intersecting and sometimes overlapping federal and state laws. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 468 (Stats. 2021, ch. 168) into law on Sept. 30, adding another piece of legislation into the mix, though hopefully adding clarity on this issue.

Service Animals vs. Emotional Support

CEB earlier reported on California’s extended alcohol regulations—even as other business sectors return to “normal”—which have continued the relaxed restrictions on bars and restaurants that were introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alongside these special allowances by the Governor’s office—aimed at promoting Californians’ safety and economic relief for restaurants—CEB also reported on proposed legislation to make permanent certain extended allowances,

Attorneys live an extremely busy and stressful lifestyle. Even before COVID-19, attorneys often displayed a high rate of anxiety, depression, stress, and heavy substance abuse. However, since the pandemic took hold in 2020, studies show an increase in mental health challenges for all adults, making attorneys who were already vulnerable to stress and anxiety even more susceptible to mental and

It was just past one o’clock in the afternoon on Oct. 12 at Legal Aid of Sonoma County, but one of the housing attorneys in the office had already received 35 phone calls. The final extension of California’s pandemic eviction moratorium had expired less than two weeks earlier, and tenants wanted to know how to avoid being kicked out of

Tej Sundher has the art of scaring people down to a science. As the proprietor of haunted attractions, the L.A.-based entrepreneur got started in the scare business as an offshoot from his day job as a partner running the legendary Hollywood Wax Museum in Hollywood, which has been around since 1965. In 2015, he launched a pair of major year-round

Now that the 2021 legislative session has closed, personal injury lawyers should be aware of new statutory changes taking effect on January 1, 2022.

Survival statute allows claims for pain and suffering

If a personal injury plaintiff dies during the litigation, the plaintiff’s estate may pursue the action under Code of Civil Procedure section 377.34, California’s “survival statute”—except that traditionally

As California faces yet another brutal wildfire season, solutions-oriented conversations have turned more frequently toward what, for some, may seem like a counterintuitive mitigation method: more fire.

Controlled or “prescribed” burning of land has long been recognized by Indigenous communities, ecologists, and land management professionals as a practice with numerous environmental benefits — including the strategic reduction of fuel that

Earlier this year, the State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct issued Formal Opinion No. 2021-205. This opinion provides a deeper explanation on compliance considerations when a law firm or lawyer is contacted by a prospective client (“PC”) and the duties that the attorney or law firm may have to their existing client should there

First there was the publication in 2016 of Meghann Foye’s novel “Meternity” about a woman who fakes a pregnancy to get time off from work. Then came the backlash. The problem for many people was her linkage of the desire for an extended (and presumably restful) leave from work with maternity leave, which is anything but restful.