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The California real estate market has been rising rapidly in valuations since the onset of the pandemic and low-interest-rate mortgages. The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) reports that the median home price in 2022 is set to rise 5.2% to $834,400 after a projected 20.3 percent raise to $793,100 in 2021 from 2020.

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If you’ve just purchased a new home or commercial building, and after occupying the structure you discover defects that need correcting, is there a time limit in which you must take legal action—in other words, a statute of limitations?

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Employers generally rely heavily on arbitration clauses in their agreements with employees. Upon accepting a job offer, a prospective employee will often be required to sign what might be called an employment agreement or even an employee policy manual or handbook.

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Person Checking Defect in Construction Site

You’ve just purchased a new home and moved in, expecting everything to be working perfectly. After a few weeks, or a few months, a defect shows up. What are your rights?

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The discovery phase of a lawsuit can account for one-half or more of the total costs of litigation, especially if the counsel for one party is dissatisfied with the answers to the interrogatories submitted to the other party.

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When the pandemic and government shelter-at-home orders took effect in March 2020, many businesses in California and across the nation were forced to shut down as a precautionary measure to help check the spread of the virus.

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Business people negotiating a contract.

As the owner of a business, you want to protect yourself from unfair competition, including employees who leave to go work for a competitor, especially if those departing employees take with them proprietary information that could be used against you to gain an advantage.

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Operating a business with a partner or partners can present a unique set of challenges. Often, partners don’t agree on the direction of the company, or one partner may try to exert too much influence and control. When things get tough, one partner may seek a quick exit and demand to be bought out.

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Online reviews play a vital role in the growth and revenue of any business. While a good review can help boost your brand reputation, a negative review can also cause significant harm to your business. If you or your business has sustained reputational damage due to a bad review, you may be eligible to take legal action against the reviewer ...

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Warranty Paper on Clipboard next to Glasses

Imagine that you own a business selling consumer products, and suddenly you’re faced with a slew of lawsuits over one particular product. The consumers are alleging a breach of warranty. You review the warranty and decide either they didn’t read it correctly or they caused the problem that they are now seeking compensation for. What do you do?

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