Tag: law

What Are the Elements Of Respondent Superior?

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UNITED STATES—An employer being liable for their employee’s negligence isn’t a new concept. It dates to the Roman Empire, when it was known as...

Lawyer’s Procedures You Should Know About

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UNITED STATES—An organized system can improve management skills and building a consistent procedure will make work smoother. It’s just like following a manual on...

California Attorney General Defends Law Proposal For Uber, LYFT Drivers

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UNITED STATES—UBER and Lyft are some of the biggest ride-hailing companies in the world. With hundreds of thousands of drivers and millions of users...

Animal Cruelty Is Now A Federal Crime

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UNITED STATES—President Donald Trump signed a law on Monday, November 25 making animal cruelty a federal crime in the United States of America.  H.R. 724...

Housing Rental Law Remains After Airbnb Challenge

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SANTA MONICA—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has sided with the city of Santa Monica against Airbnb, Inc. and Homeaway.com’s challenge...

Two Santa Monica Apartment Buildings Subject To Rent Control Laws

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SANTA MONICA—On Tuesday, July 30, the California Court of Appeals ordered two properties at 1041 20th Street and 1915 Ocean Avenue to abide by...

Santa Monica Law Firm Petitions For Their Money

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SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica law firm, Kohn Law Firm, which represented Jacobs v. Bank of America Corporations is asking for a federal judge to...

New Law Limits Plastic Straws In Restaurants

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CALIFORNIA—On Thursday, September 20, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to partially ban straws beginning January 1 , 2019. Full-service restaurants will not...

City Council Passes Emergency Ordinance For Mobility Devices

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SANTA MONICA—During its most recent meeting on Tuesday, March 6, the Santa Monica City Council approved an emergency ordinance placing temporary regulations for shared...

SMPD Conducts Underage Decoy Operation

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SANTA MONICA—According to a press release from the Santa Monica Police Department, on Thursday, April 20, the SMPD Vice Unit conducted a minor decoy operation...

Three UCLA Faculty Members Named 2017 Guggenheim Fellows

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WESTWOOD—Three UCLA faculty members have been selected as recipients of the 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships, officials announced on Friday, April 7. The...

Santa Monica Joins In Fighting Executive Order

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SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica indicated in a press release on Wednesday, March 22, that Santa Monica joined 33 cities and counties across the country...

Woman Acquitted Of Murder Suing Santa Monica Detective

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SANTA MONICA—Real estate broker Kelly Soo Park, who was acquitted of murder in 2008, is suing a Santa Monica police detective who allegedly dissuaded...

LA Traffic Enforcement Increases Pedestrian Safety

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LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Police Department will be holding Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety and Enforcement Operation on Thursday, March 9 at the intersection crosswalk of Woodley...

L.A. County Sues State Of California Over Redistricting Law

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LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles County filed a lawsuit on Monday, February 27 against the State of California over a new law that discriminates against 1 million...

Judge Blocks Law that Restricts IMDB From Publishing Actors’ Ages

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LOS ANGELES—A federal judge blocked a California law that restricts the website, Internet Movie Database (IMDb), a popular Hollywood website from posting actor’s ages...

Four Charged In Torturing Mentally Disabled Teen On Facebook Live

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CHICAGO, IL—Four suspects have been arrested in connection with an attack on a mentally disabled teenager that was streamed on Facebook Live. Jordan Hill, 18, Tesfaye...

New Earthquake Law Requires Upgrading 15,000 Buildings

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WEST HOLLYWOOD/SANTA MONICA—The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a law that will require brittle concrete buildings and apartment buildings with large open spaces...

Airbnb Pays $20,000 In Fines To Santa Monica

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SANTA MONICA—San Francisco based company Airbnb has paid Santa Monica $20,000 in fines from the city’s new short-term rental laws according to KPCC. The...

145th Safe Surrender Of Newborn

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SANTA MONICA—On Sunday, April 10 a newborn girl was safely surrendered at a local Santa Monica hospital, Andrew Weis, Public Relations for Supervisor Don...
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