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By , January 14, 2019 Wikimedia Commons: Public Domain Ah, the elusive Lepus Cornutus, commonly known as the Jackalope. Rarely seen, we may have one in SI 59 LLC v. Variel Warner Ventures, LLC, Court of Appeals for the Second District, Case No. B285086 (November 15, 2018), an interesting case involving a developer, a contractor, a general release, and Civil Code section 1688. SI 59 LLC v. Variel Warner Ventures, LLC  In…
By , January 7, 2019 Creative Commons Zero – CC0 So, how were your holidays? Hopefully you were good and didn’t receive a lump of coal from Santa. For one contractor, 2018, wasn’t such a good year. And as its name, Black Diamond, suggests, it did indeed receive a black diamond from the courts. Actually, two of them. Contractors’ State License Board v. Superior Court (Black Diamond No. 1) In Contractors’ State License
By , January 7, 2019 Creative Commons Zero – CC0 So, how were your holidays? Hopefully you were good and didn’t receive a lump of coal from Santa. For one contractor, 2018, wasn’t such a good year. And as its name, Black Diamond, suggests, it did indeed receive a black diamond from the courts. Actually, two of them. Contractors’ State License Board v. Superior Court (Black Diamond No. 1) In Contractors’ State License
By , January 2, 2019 Photo by Alan Light The California State Legislature introduced 2,637 bills during the second year fo the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. Of these, 1,016 were signed into law. It was last official bill signing for Governor Jerry Brown who ends not only his second term as Governor but a colorful political career spanning nearly 50 years during which he has dated pop stars, practiced Zen meditation, kicked…
By , December 21, 2018 General Creative Commons Attribution by Martin Jakobsen is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Followers of Wendel Rosen’s California Cannabis Law Blog may be aware that our firm hosts another blog focusing on food and beverage law at FoodLaw.com. Today, Wendel Rosen attorney Bill Acevedo, who co-chairs the firm’s Food & Beverage Practice Group, posted a new blog explaining the truth behind the new so-called Farm Bill. Many…
By , December 21, 2018 General Creative Commons Attribution by Martin Jakobsen is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Followers of Wendel Rosen’s California Cannabis Law Blog may be aware that our firm hosts another blog focusing on food and beverage law at FoodLaw.com. Today, Wendel Rosen attorney Bill Acevedo, who co-chairs the firm’s Food & Beverage Practice Group, posted a new blog explaining the truth behind the new so-called Farm Bill. Many…
By , December 21, 2018 General Creative Commons Attribution by Martin Jakobsen is licensed under CC BY 2.0 I have said it before, and I will say it again: no, you cannot use CBD as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements. While some have touted the recent passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka, the Farm Bill) and its relaxation of the controls on the production and marketing of hemp…
By , December 17, 2018 Public domain. Wikimedia Commons. It’s the holidays. A time when family and friends, and even neighbors, gather together. And nothing brings neighbors closer together than class action residential construction defect litigation. In Kohler Co. v. Superior Court, Case No. B288935 (November 14, 2018), the Second District Court of Appeal addressed whether neighbors can bring class action lawsuits under the Right to Repair Act. For those who are regular…
By , December 6, 2018 [Special thanks for this guest blog from Wendel Rosen attorney Wendy Manley.] Those on the forefront of the burgeoning cannabis industry are a bold lot, striking out into the frontier of new, shifting and unanticipated regulations. While these pioneers may have know-how in cultivating, developing and marketing new cannabis products, they likely never imagined the tangle of regulations they would need to manage. Perhaps chief amongst those…
By , November 26, 2018 CC0 Creative Commons. Free for commercial use. No attribution required. The Privette doctrine, named after the court case Privette v. Superior Court (1993) 5 Cal.4th 689, provides that a higher-tiered party such as an owner or general contractor is not liable for injuries sustained by employees of a lower-tiered party such as a subcontractor on a construction project. There are, however, exceptions to the Privette doctrine. One of these…