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Bankruptcy attorney sees wave of filings

Bankruptcy attorney sees wave of filings

Policymakers are looking to small businesses as an important source of job growth in the economic recovery. But bankruptcies picked up steam last year in some large metropolitan areas such as San Bernardino and Los Angeles, reflecting the pressures still plaguing many small-business owners from the recession. The San Bernardino-Ontario-Riverside metropolitan area experienced a 10 .. read more

25
Jan
Cumming & Associates obtains multi-million dollar verdict

Cumming & Associates obtains multi-million dollar verdict

Cumming & Associates was retained to represent a group of real estate investors to pursue a legal action against several defendants that were involved in a real estate Ponzi scheme.  The court awarded our clients a judgment totaling $2.3 million dollars against the defendants.

Southern California median home price up 23 percent in May from year ago

SoCal median home price up in May from year ago LOS ANGELES — The median home price in Southern California last month rose 22.5 percent from a year earlier and topped $300,000 for the first time in 20 months, as sales continued shifting from low-priced inland areas to higher-end coastal regions, a tracking firm reported .. read more

15
Jun

Protecting Intellectual Property

When is a baking pan not a baking pan? Apparently when it looks too much like a chocolate bar. Law.com reports that the Pennsylvania-based Hershey company is suing Williams-Sonoma Inc. over the shape of a brownie pan being sold by the popular store. Hershey says the pan “embodies and mimics” its candy bar design. According .. read more

Watch What You Say (and Write)

We’ve been asserting for a while that social network access is becoming a significant area of employment law. Take, for example, a recent California case involving a waitress who was fired for making disparaging remarks on her Facebook page about a customer. According to the California Employment Law Report, the court ruled that, under the .. read more

15
Jun
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