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AB-1278: DON’T GET NAILED!

New California Law for Licensed Contractors. -Stephen J. Guichard, Esq. In October 2017, Governor Brown signed AB 1278 into law. Previously, licensed contractors who failed to pay a final court judgment entered against them could simply avoid the judgment by not...

Clubhouse Use And Social Hosts

Many manufactured home communities have clubhouses for park and social events. Those events may be sponsored by the Park, but are also frequently sponsored by individuals or groups that reside within a given manufactured home community. An ongoing issue in many parks...

Mobilehome Park Ground Lease

Ground leases are long term-leases that share many of the characteristics of a land purchase. The ground lessee acquires long-term exclusive rights of possession, including the right to build on and use the property as the lessee sees fit and to obtain any...

RENT CONTROL – A TRILOGY OF DECISIONS

In the past month, Hart | King has received rulings in 3 separate rent control applications/hearings. First, we received a ruling arising out of an application in the city of Lancaster. The city of Lancaster has a fairly expedited process for submitting discretionary...

Why register your trademark?

Why register your trademark? Trademarks are an essential part of everyday life. They provide consumers with a shorthand way of identifying the source of the goods and services they depend upon. Whether it’s the trademark for the car we drive or the clothes we...

Trade Secrets Finally Get the Respect They Deserve

In May, President Obama signed into law new legislation known as the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (or “DTSA”) which is intended to provide enhanced means of protecting the confidential information that many companies rely upon as the basis for their...