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LOCATION TAKES LEGAL PRECEDENCE FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

Udders ‘R’ Us (“URS”) delivers milk to supermarkets in Southern California. It’s owned and controlled by a Georgia corporation. URS is run by that most dangerous of all professionals — someone who attended law school but never passed the bar. Fred, this manager, had a...

WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS CERTIFICATION

In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 209, which became Article 1, Section 31 of the state’s constitution. Prop. 209 declares that the state, including its political subdivisions, “shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any...

PILATE, ENRON AND ANNALS OF HISTORY

So Pontius Pilate, the governor, went out to them and asked, “What is your charge against this man?” “We wouldn’t have handed him over to you if he weren’t a criminal,” they retorted. “Then, take him away and judge him by your own law,” Pilate told them. “Only the...

WHAT TO DO WHEN HIRING A CONTRACTOR

Regardless of whether you’re going to build a 25,000-square-foot office building or complete a kitchen remodel, much of the law regarding building contractors remains the same. Yes, there are some specific rules for residential real estate work but there is no reason...

SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2015 RED BORDEAUX VINTAGE

Following up on the delightful task of sampling the 2015 vintage from Bordeaux, here are Terry’s and my thoughts on the reds. Something to keep in mind is that Bordeaux (especially the good stuff) is not meant to be drunk young.  And a wine that’s five years old is...