Monthly Archives: September 2014

Statute of Limitations Tolling in Elder Abuse Claims

As with all legal claims, regardless of the merits of a case it must be filed within the statutory period. In the context of nursing homes facing elder abuse claims, understanding which statute of limitations applies to the situation is … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Rules Employee Commissions Cannot be Reassigned to Earlier Pay Periods

In Peabody v. Time Warner Cable, the California Supreme Court considered the issue of whether the employer, Time Warner, could attribute commission wages paid in one period to other pay periods in order to satisfy California’s compensation requirements. Peabody was … Continue reading

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Title Insurance Policies: Rules of Construction

Like all contracts, title insurance policies are subject to rules of construction when a controversy arises between the insurer and insured. While many of the common rules of contract and insurance construction will apply, the unique nature of title insurance … Continue reading

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The Architect-Client Agreement

As with many professional services, when an architect is entering into an agreement to provide services to a client, a written contract is required by law. The law is specific regarding what elements the contract must contain, and it is … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Rules On Insurer’s Duty to Defend Disparagement Claims

On June 12, 2014 the California Supreme Court decided what constitutes disparagement under a commercial general liability policy in Hartford Casualty Insurance v. Swift Distribution, Inc. Its findings clarify what constitutes disparagement within the meaning of an insurance policy, as … Continue reading

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