Evolving Issues Of Discovery And Social Media

With social media use at an all-time high, it is not surprising that many courts have been faced with issues regarding whether social media posts are discoverable.  Some litigants contend that messages and posts made on Facebook are private, arguing that because Facebook pages are not public and are made available only to friends, the Read More…

California Supreme Court Addresses Pitfalls Of Dual Agency Relationships In Real Estate Transactions

It is not uncommon for parties on opposite sides of a real estate transaction to consent to representation by a single real estate broker for purposes of reducing commissions or expediting a transaction.  California law allows for such a “dual agency” relationship if the buyer and seller consent to such a relationship after required disclosures.  Read More…

New Bill Impacts Voting Rights For Persons Subject To Conservatorships In California

California recently amended its laws regarding the limitation of a person’s right to vote based on his or her mental incompetence and conservatorship status. Specifically, Senate Bill (SB) 589 amended several sections of the Elections Code and the Probate Code related to the voting rights of persons subject to a conservatorship (conservatees). Prior law required Read More…