Personal Injury Now Includes What Was Once Only Taboo

By definition, personal injury refers to damage that is forced upon a person’s mind, body, and emotional state because of negligent actions. This type of damage is radically different than property damage. It includes injury to the body in part, or entirety because of traffic, medical, and industrial accidents. It also includes harm done because of interpersonal and sexually activity. Continue reading

Resolving Land Law Issues with Municipal Law

Entrepreneurs and businesses seeking to resolve local land law issues need a good municipal law firm. The purpose of a business is to make a profit. Legal issues can affect the profit potential if they are not properly addressed. This can lead to losses that could have been avoided. Many business owners are surprised when legal matters arise. An understanding of the law can significantly help in efficiently dealing with the issue. Continue reading

What Factors Make a Merger or Acquisition Successful Or Not?

Mergers and acquisitions help to provide and reveal extra development and benefit openings. Business visionaries regularly utilize mergers and acquisitions as an exit strategy and it is vital in deciding their definitive achievement and budgetary autonomy. It should be noted that things don’t generally go smooth in the execution of mergers and acquisitions and now and then it is a total disappointment. Continue reading

Coachella Valley Business Litigation Law Firm: Your Legal Interests Are Ours

Commercial litigation includes any and every dispute that arises between parties who are involved in some business relationship. The complexities of a business transaction require the guidance of a solicitor to draft and negotiate the terms and conditions of the agreement. If these terms and conditions are breached, the agreement provides remedies for the breach. A breach of contract may be a result of a good faith dispute or based on fraudulent or dishonest behavior. Continue reading

Key Areas of Land Use Laws in California

California is a word with multiple meanings. To some people, it is the epitome of the west coast. To others, it is Hollywood. To them, it is the city of dreams. Last but not least, California is a huge land mass. It is one of the largest states in America. With that being said, this state has several land laws set forth that prevent the exploitation of its resources. A simple land law is taken seriously in this state and can affect the state’s millions of residents. Therefore, zoning laws have to be concise and straightforward. Continue reading

The 3 Limits of Pay-To-Play Section 84308 in Government

Government has a responsibility to abide by a most sacred and honorable code of ethics, sound doctrine and unified state of mind in all matters of justice, equity and legal, executive, and judicial matters. Government has enabled more transparency in their decision-making process. One law that enables a fair process and limits contributors from influencing officials is Section 84308, called “pay-to-play.”

First, in this section of the law, public officials may not be unfairly influenced. If they feel their rights are violated, they must challenge the issue with the contributor in question and may potentially bring the matter to a court proceeding. The law limits pay-to-play scenarios. As such, Section 84308 disfavors three specifically related actions. Continue reading

Ignoring ‘Environmental Site Assessment’ in California Could Cost You Your Business

While most real estate transactions will have a ‘Full-Disclosure’ clause, there should still be an adherence to the phrase ‘Due Diligence,’ meaning it is your responsibility to understand exactly what you are a buying and, most importantly, that any and all legal requirements regarding the land and any structures are compliant with all laws and regulations.

Most of you have heard the phrase ‘Due Diligence,’ but in a state like California, the phrase ‘Environmental Due Diligence’ (EDD) is extremely important. On a federal level, there is the Environmental Protection Agency, an environmental regulatory commission on a state level and local municipalities. As you’ve probably heard or read in the news, California has some of the most stringent regulations regarding the environment. Continue reading

Steps to Organizing Your Corporation

Whenever you are looking to start up and organize a business, it is important to know about all of the legal procedures that must be followed. These procedures must be followed so that you can keep your corporation valid and in good standing. If any corporation or limited liability company goes out of business, the last thing that any owner will want to do deal with is a considerable amount of business debts. Business owners that are not careful can face considerable consequences such as being sued and otherwise liable for the business debts. Continue reading

Options Before Defaulting on a Government Loan

An SBA loan default is not a small matter. Having an SBA loan default can be financial dread for many small business owners. People who are left in such a slump may be forced to close their business offices. Better yet, they may be forced to sell off all of their business assets. This is only “the tip of the iceberg.” One foolhardy mistake SBA borrowers seem to make is that they will pay back the loan without any plan of action. As silly as it may sound, it is a fairly common occurrence. Continue reading

2 Steps to Use Pre-Litigation Mediation to Close Your Case

You may use pre-litigation mediation in your case when you reach out to the other side in a case, and you will avoid going to court when you have mediated beforehand. This article explains how you may use pre-litigation mediation to close your case before you get to court. You may not resolve the case completely, but you may have a basis for coming to a conclusion when you go to court. Continue reading

Are There Legal Ramifications for Transmitting an STD?

To many, the idea of contracting a sexually transmitted disease is unfathomable. However, the possibility of it happening is real. There is a chance that it can happen. To many, contracting sexually transmitted diseases is embarrassing. Therefore, many people are afraid to admit their status to people.

They are even afraid to admit their status to the ones they love. Yet, there are serious ramifications for not disclosing a sexually transmitted disease and transmitting it to someone else. Depending on the severity of the situation, it may result in civil and criminal prosecution.  Continue reading

5 Ways to Settle Disputes Without Litigation

We find that people involved in a legal action assume that a day in court is the only way to resolve the matter. However, it is important to realize that there are other options available to save time and money. Included here are a few alternative methods that have been used successfully to settle a legal matter out of court. Continue reading

Procedures for Letters of Credit

In the past decade, the credit card industry has seen its fair share of reform. In particular, notable changes have occurred regarding credit card transactions. Credit card transactions, both domestic and abroad, require payment. What few people know are the procedures behind them. Letters of credit transactions are made directly by the bank. In return, the seller offers their goods and services. Continue reading

The STDs That Could Cost You for Negligence

If you have an STD and continue to have unprotected sex, please be aware you could be putting yourself at risk for a personal injury lawsuit for your negligence. Even if you spread an STD unintentionally, that is not a defense. Indeed, there are even some cases where even using a condom will not spare a person of a suit for negligence. Here are some of the STD’s that our Palm Springs personal injury attorneys have been known to take on. Continue reading

Thinking of Restructuring?

With all personal and business growth comes a change in financial situations. The stress often caused by money worries causes many people and business ventures to lean toward going bankrupt. Often people think this is there only option. Many people wait until last minute before seeking the advice of an attorney. Continue reading

What is a Letter of Intent in a Merger and Acquisition?

Mergers and Acquisitions are undertaken by companies to achieve growth and efficiency. The M&A strategies allow higher profits for a business than just organic growth. A study showed companies who use M&A strategies have a shareholder return that is 4.8 percent. Companies not using these strategies have shareholder returns of 3.3 percent. This has caused corporate players to see the disruption as a tool and they are capitalizing on the competitive markets opportunities Continue reading

Do you need mediation for estate planning?

Estate planning involves a transfer of wealth in families between generations. This is often a contentious and complicated process because no one relishes speaking of their own death, and how to disseminate their personal property among loved ones. This leads parents to make these decisions without involving their children or heirs so as not to burden them with such a morose topic, but this causes confusion, disputes and litigation against other family members and even personal attorneys. Continue reading

Environmental Lawyers to Help with Your EPA Questions

It isn’t easy to navigate through the technical issues that arise in corporate transactions involving technical issues related to environmental matters. The maze of complex regulatory requirements and resulting liabilities can be difficult to understand. Today, public awareness and the urgency to move toward sustainable living creates business risks and opportunities. Continue reading

The 2 Types of Legal Options for Contracting an STD

In the United States alone, over 19 million people acquire a sexually transmitted disease (STD) every year. While it’s clear that contracting an STD has medical consequences, people often overlook the potential legal ramifications. In some states, people are legally obligated to tell potential sexual partners about their STD and take appropriate steps to prevent its spread. If your partner has an STD and didn’t tell you, you do have legal recourse if you get sick. Depending on local laws, you may have one or two legal options to pursue. Continue reading

What is the Government Tort Claims Act?

California’s Government Tort Claims Act is designed to minimize the number of lawsuits filed against state, county or local government agencies or the people that work for those agencies. Basically, this legislation requires a claimant to follow a set process before filing for damages in court. It is very important to properly follow the regulations precisely or you will not be allowed to file a lawsuit. Continue reading

The Laws Regarding Leasing Indian Trust Land

The Leasing Of Indian Trust Land

The secretary of the interior must approve the lease of all Indian land whether agricultural, mineral and gas, business or residential. Federal regulations still apply if the tribe has their own realty services and requires approval of the BIA. Federal regulations state the secretary can provide the required consent for landowners and groups. This means not all landowners are aware or have consented to all leasing decisions. Continue reading

Understanding Land Use Laws and Zoning Requirements

What Exactly Are Land Use Laws?

Primarily enacted to protect the environment, land use laws govern how individuals can use specific parcels of property, regardless of if they are privately owned. Land use laws vary from state to state, and the governing of and modifications of these laws are administered by municipalities within these states. Continue reading