SAN JOSE — An advocate for government transparency is praising a recent ruling by the California Supreme Court, stating public officials cannot hide government business by using personal accounts or devices.
SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court of California this summer will review a 2014 decision by the Court of Appeal for the 2nd District to determine whether local governments can impose a documentary transfer tax on a “legal entity that indirectly owns real estate within the state.”
LOS ANGELES — Richard Charles Brizendine, an attorney practicing out of Long Beach, was disbarred from practicing law in California after he was convicted by a federal court of felony money laundering.
LOS ANGELES — The California Supreme Court has reversed trial- and appellate-court decisions to hold that state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones had the authority to circulate California Code of Regulations.
SACRAMENTO - Legal actions taken by ten governments on the West Coast against the chemical giant Monsanto could eventually ensnare thousands of other manufacturers (even of discontinued products) in the same types of these highly speculative, virtually defenseless actions, legal experts warn.
FRESNO, Calif. — A California appeals court has ruled that the state is not legally authorized to attach its franchise tax on out-of-state entities simply based on its investment in a limited-liability company doing business in the state.
LOS ANGELES — The California Department of Business Oversight is “extremely pleased” with a Dec. 22 California Supreme Court ruling in a nearly decade-long case related to payday lenders’ ties to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska.