The Legalities Of Cases Involving Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Most sexually transmitted diseases have serious consequences. Partners are often exposed due to lack of protection, and with no warning. Due to the implications, it may be possible to file a legal claim for damages. When an individual knowingly infects their partner with an STD, it is against the law. If they did not disclose they had an STD, they can be held legally accountable. SBEMP handles these types of claims. 

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Understanding the Notice Requirements of the California Open Meeting Act

What is the California Open Meeting Act?

The California Open Meeting Act is a law that allows members of the public and others to attend and get notified about meetings involving local and state officials (with some exceptions). Under this law, local and state agencies (or other government bodies such as “commissions, school districts”), must provide public notice of their meeting along with information about the items to be discussed.

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How to Avoid Business Litigation

Every company needs to be prepared for unanticipated controversy which could lead to business litigation. It does not matter what industry you work with, the company could become engaged in disagreements with other companies regarding any transaction. That could lead you to the need for civil litigation.

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How to Protect and Manage Intellectual Property in Business Transactions

For ages, people have often felt short-changed while trying to value intellectual property in business transactions. To a large extent, there has also been a need to manage assets. However, determining the intrinsic value, in most instances, has posed to be a great challenge. This is mainly due to the sentimental value attached to an item. However, several approaches can ascertain the value of an article. Continue reading

The Importance Of A Disability Attorney For A Special Needs Child

 Financial Aid For Special Needs Children

Parenting is a challenge, but when the child has emotional, developmental, or physical disabilities, the difficulty level increases. Parents of children with special needs have to arrange special education, healthcare services, and pay the bills. Financial help is available with programs through the federal government. Your child may be eligible for benefits, including Supplemental Security Income Disability. This would entitle your child to receive a check each month until they turn 18. Continue reading

Why You Need a Business Attorney for Your Firm

If you are running a business at any level, you may need a lawyer at one point. It is not easy to start and run a venture without rubbing shoulders with employees, competitors and other stakeholders. If your business is small, you do not need an attorney, however, as time goes by, you will realize the need to get one. Continue reading

An Eye Opener on How to Handle Commercial Litigation Using Alternative Dispute Resolution

In today’s world of business, most business organizations are fond of suing other firms and, the same time, are being sued. However, if a firm is not careful, they can find themselves on the wrong side of the arm when a lawsuit becomes serious, and a legal battle erupts. This is because the hearing sessions can take a long duration before a verdict is met. At the same time, both parties entangled in the lawsuit end up spending a lot of money in solving the case. It is for this reason that most parties that find themselves in such a situation opt to engage in an alternative dispute resolution as a better way of solving their differences. Continue reading

Get Familiar With Zoning Before You Buy

Know Your Zoning Laws

If you are considering buying some land, you first need to get familiar with the zoning of the property. The federal, state, or even the local governments has a say in how the land is to be used. Property can normally be designated for either commercial or residential. If you are unsure on the zoning for the property, contact your local planning agency or one of our Palm Springs real estate lawyers. Continue reading

How New Medical Marijuana Regulations May Effect You

California’s medical marijuana laws have changed. As of January 2, 2018, the state will implement the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act. The act was released earlier this spring. The act is altered many regulations previously known under Proposition 64 with the Medical Marijuana Act. All three state licensing authorities, known as the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Department of Public Health, and the Department of Food and Agriculture have decided to withdraw from their proposed regulations. Continue reading

Municipal Law and Budget Allocation

Jerry Brown signed a $183 billion state budget amid uncertain times when the California Government required a balanced state budget. In an article from the Sacramento Bee, Brown stated that the government was making decisive actions in budgeting for funds. He also added that the budget would provide the required funds to pay down debts, repair roads, provide medical care, and fund income taxed credit.  Continue reading

The Main Types and Signs of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

According to a study conducted, it was revealed that 40 percent of adults could hardly detect signs associated with STDs. Another research conducted by Mintel showed that at least 28 percent of youths aged below 25 years would not go for a check-up even after having sex that wasn’t protected. This is probably because most of them do not understand the severe effects associated with the diseases. STDs have been associated with causing cancer, infertility and other serious illness. Continue reading

Judge Sides with County Over Tribal Land Lessee Taxes

A recent publication stated that the Aqua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians from Coachella Valley, California recently lost a lawsuit that accused a California county of unlawful collection of taxes on leased tribal trust lands. A California federal judge ruled that the collection of these taxes did not overly interfere with self-governance of the tribe. The decision sided with Riverside County over a possessory interest tax that is charged to non-Native American lessees on the recognized tribal reservation. The unique case required specific knowledge and expertise of Coachella Valley tribal law attorneys. Continue reading

Updated Case in Land Use Law

Scher v. Burke (June 15, 2017, S230104) 

Many substantial private landowners records observe, under the arrangements of the Civil Code, with a specific end goal to guarantee that open utilization of their property does not transform into a suggested devotion of their territory to people in general. Those landowners can rest all the more safely in the wake of this choice. Continue reading

Why Palm Springs Corporate Lawyers are Important In Today’s Changing Times

The DOJ, the Department of Justice section of financial crimes, the FDIC and other aspects of federal regulation, have made strides in cracking down on money laundering. There are still issues that exist, and enforcement remains a challenge. Here is a brief overview of how this all pans out in the day-to-day life of financial liability and the enforcement placed on compliance officers. Continue reading