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Several consumer fraud class actions have been filed against restaurants and seafood manufacturers alleging that they misled consumers by asserting that the seafood products being sold were “sustainably” caught. Plaintiffs assert that due to concerns about sustainability, consumers are increasingly concerned with how their food is produced. They argue that consumers are conscious of the environmental, animal welfare, and public

Assembly Bill 948, or the Fair Appraisal Act, seeks to address racial bias in the real estate appraisal process by (1) requiring certain data collection and reporting, (2) specifically prohibiting appraisers from basing their appraisal of property on protected characteristics, and (3) requiring that appraisers complete certain additional education requirements. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The holidays are upon us, and for family law attorneys, that means clients who need extra support in navigating co-parenting arrangements. Added stress can come during this season in the form of disruption to the normal time-sharing schedule with children, multiple family gatherings, pressure from extended family, travel, and financial strain. Give your clients a little extra cheer with these

California Rules of Professional Conduct (CRPC), rule 1.8.6 is the rule that governs attorneys and acceptance of payments on behalf of the client from third parties or third-party payors. The rule involves both the attorney’s duties to their client and conflicts of interest considerations.

Who is a third-party payor? And when does this occur?

For some lawyers, a third-party payor

Although there are several barriers that impede access to justice for domestic violence survivors seeking court-ordered protection, two of these barriers are being addressed head-on by the passage of Assembly Bill 887: in-person court filings and access to self-help information.

Introduced by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin) and signed into law by Governor Newsom on October 8, 2021, AB 887

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