Court Of Appeal Expands Application Of Primary Assumption Of The Risk Doctrine To Recreational Activities

Under the primary assumption of the risk doctrine, a property owner has no duty to protect a plaintiff against risks that are inherent in a sporting or recreational activity if the activity involves an inherent risk of injury to voluntary participants and the risk cannot be eliminated without altering the fundamental nature of the activity.  Read More…

Why Every Tenant Needs An Attorney To Review Their Next Commercial Lease

The recent upswing in San Diego’s commercial real estate market makes it all the more important that commercial tenants understand the benefits that only an attorney can offer in reviewing their next commercial lease or lease amendment. Many tenants do not realize they inherently begin the negotiation process on footing unequal to that of their Read More…

Trio Of Copyright Cases Reject High-Profile Ownership Claims

In recent months, three separate cases scaled back copyright protection for works well known in popular culture. In the first case, Marya v. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. et al., a longstanding copyright dispute over the “Happy Birthday to You” song ended when the United States District Court for the Southern District of California held the music Read More…