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27 Sep 2017

10 Things Every Confidentiality Agreement Must Have

A confidentiality agreement, also known as a non-disclosure agreement “NDA” to some, is necessary to keep secrets within a business from leaking to their competitors or from the public. This is done to keep secret, any information that could cause the company to lose money. If the company does anything illegal or can potentially cause […]

20 Sep 2017

Copyrighting Law Regarding Fan Fiction

Fan fiction has become increasingly popular over the last few decades. It used to be limited to the science fiction realms of Star Trek and Star Wars but now has a huge following of writers and readers for almost every popular television show and film series across several genres. Any person has the right to […]

13 Sep 2017

Marijuana DUI Testing Methods

California voters passing Proposition 64 in 2016 to legalize recreational use of marijuana. The exact laws of how it will be sold are still being written but recreation use is set to take place by 2018. Law enforcement authorities are more worried than ever that a huge amount of the population will be driving under […]

11 Sep 2017

Landlord Evicts Renters To Use Rooms For Airbnb

Six tenants in Los Angeles recently lost their apartments because it was a rent-controlled building. The landlord evicted the tenants and stated that the building would undergo remodeling. Very shortly after their evictions, one of the tenants discovered their unit was available to stay at on the Airbnb website. He spoke with other victims in […]

29 Aug 2017

How the New Merit-Based Policy Will Affect Immigration

There have been a lot of changes in immigration policies and procedures this year. Mostly due to the change of the presidential administration and its view for a much stricter policy towards entering the United States. From talks about a border wall to prevent crossing from Mexico and a ban against travel from specific countries, […]

17 Jun 2017

California Assembly Pushes Forward Sanctuary Bill Against Federal Cannabis Laws

Last week, the California Assembly pushed through a new bill that will prevent state and local police in California from helping federal enforcement of marijuana laws. According to Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, who authored the bill, the legislation will help protect California’s legal marijuana system from the federal government, and specifically the Trump administration, which has […]

07 Jun 2017

Los Angeles County Extends Marijuana Ban in Unincorporated Areas

The Board of Supervisors for LA County voted unanimously this week to extend the ban on marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas. Los Angeles County has prohibited any commercial marijuana activities in unincorporated areas since 2010. The original ban applied only to medical marijuana, but the ratification of Proposition 64 that legalized recreational marijuana prompted the […]

31 Mar 2017

Is Stoned Driving Safer Than Drunk Driving?

While no one is arguing that driving high on marijuana is a good idea, a federal study indicates that it may at least be safer than drinking and driving. According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), when statistics are adjusted for factors like gender and age, there is little difference […]

28 Nov 2016

What a Landlord Can and Cannot Do in a California Eviction

What a Landlord Can and Cannot Do in a California Eviction In California, the only way to legally evict someone is by filing an “Unlawful Detainer” lawsuit. The laws governing eviction are very complicated and require landlords take specific steps for an eviction to be legal. A landlord MUST give notice to terminate California law […]

22 Nov 2016

Want to Use the Repair & Deduct Strategy as a Tenant Be Sure You Follow the Rules

Want to Use the Repair & Deduct Strategy as a Tenant? Be Sure You Follow the Rules! The “repair and deduct” strategy is a powerful tool tenants can use when a landlord refuses to pay for necessary repairs to a rental property. While you are well within your rights to repair defects yourself and deduct […]

15 Nov 2016

Marijuana Arrests Drop in 2015 to Lowest Level Since 1996

Marijuana Arrests Drop in 2015 to Lowest Level Since 1996, Remain Higher than Violent Crime Arrests While the outdated claim that marijuana is a dangerous and highly addictive gateway drug has been largely discredited by decades of research, cannabis is still classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic by the federal government and people still face […]

07 Nov 2016

Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Period Ends

Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Period Ends November 7 The registration period for the mandated 2018 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery began on October 4, 2016 and ends on November, 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm EST. Online registration is available. The DV lottery allows nationals from eligible countries to apply for a green card outside of the […]