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Either party may engage in “discovery” shortly after a defendant has been served with a lawsuit.  Discovery can be an effective way to learn about the facts of the case and available evidence.  Discovery may occur in several ways:  written discovery, oral discovery (a.k.a. depositions), and physical and mental exams.  This article will discuss written discovery and its purpose.

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Estate Planning:  April 29, 2016

Prince, What Will Happen to His Estate?

It’s been a week since the passing of legendary singer Prince. In recent news, a petition for the administration of his Estate was filed because Prince died without a Trust or Will. Surprisingly, he is not the first celebrity to pass without proper estate planning. Past examples include Heath Ledger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Winehouse.

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In our current generation, there are many individuals taking care of both their parents and minor children.  These individuals are sometimes called the “Sandwich Generation.” Being a caregiver to your parents as well as a parent to your children means that there are many responsibilities and obligations.

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Business, Employment:  April 6, 2016

Employment Update

The climate in California for Employers is not getting any easier. Lawmakers are indeed making it expensive to run a business, which is why it is so important to stay on top of the changes! Here are two major changes in employment law that took place in California just a few days ago…

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Our of Counsel Ken Weinfield gave a guest lecture at the Skyline College Business Law class taught by our Associate Angel Riley on Thursday, March 24. Addressing various intellectual property topics, Ken found the students particularly interested in questions of copyright infringement concerning the music and fashion industries. Other topics covered included trademark, trade secrets and patent law.

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