Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Completed & Accepted Doctrine

Over the past fifty years, California and the “completed and accepted doctrine” have been in an up-and-down relationship. In the founding case, Kolburn v. P.J. Walker Co., (2d Dist. 1940) 38 Cal. App. 2d 545, a California appellate court held … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Holds Attorney Malpractice Claim Arising Under Federal Patent Law Is Not Within The Exclusive Jurisdiction Of The Federal Court

On February 20, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Gunn v. Minton (2013) —S.Ct.— that an attorney malpractice claim arising under patent law did not fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal courts. In that case, … Continue reading

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A roundup of recent licensing legislation

The Contractors State License Law regulates over 300,000 contractors through the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) within the Department of Consumer Affairs. New legislation recently tweaked the licensing rules; below, we analyze the changes.

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