CLICK-TO-SUBSCRIBE, CALL-TO-CANCEL: Unveiling Negative Option and Auto-Renewing Contracts

Negative Option Marketing Overview:

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) broadly defines "negative option marketing" as a category of transactions where a consumer customer's failure to take affirmative action, either to reject an offer or cancel an agreement, is interpreted as consent to be charged for goods or services. This...

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The Age of Social Media – Why Your Estate Plan Should Include Digital Assets

Today, more of our lives are being conducted digitally by email, blogs, social media accounts, computer storage of digital pictures and online bank and investment accounts. However, many individuals may not realize that these digital assets are an essential consideration in estate planning. 

Currently, some states such as California,...

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Divorce Mediation: An Alternative to Litigation in Dissolution of Marriage Cases

Advantages of Mediation

Divorce or legal separation can be one of the most difficult and traumatic life experiences. This is particularly true when divorce is an adversarial, court driven process. Mediation—a valuable alternative to litigation—is non adversarial. It is client driven, private, confidential, and less expensive than other forms...

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Common Mistakes Employers Make

California employers are subject to countless federal, state and local laws, imposing various requirements, including wage and hour and anti-discrimination laws. Unfortunately, many employers – particularly small businesses – are unaware of their obligations and violate various worker protection laws, often resulting in expensive lawsuits, civil settlements and penalties. Here are some common, costly mistakes employers make:

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