What Happens When Your HOA Becomes Hostile?

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In condo complexes, the Home Owners Association, or HOA, can be a great relief: major expenses are shared; rules agreed on makes everyone’s life easier. On the other hand, a hostile HOA can be a bit like the mafia. The following cases illustrate the power an HOA can have. This power should give anyone considering… Read more »

California Supreme Court upholds Prop. 209 affirmative action ban

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Tackling Proposition 209 for the first time in a decade, the California Supreme Court on Monday left intact the state’s ban on affirmative action in public programs. In a 6-1 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the 1996 voter-approved law, in the process invalidating a 7-year-old San Francisco ordinance designed to aid minority- and women-owned businesses… Read more »

Six RAS Doctors File Lawsuit Against Sutter

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Doctors with Radiological Associates of Sacramento Medical Group Inc. have been denied privileges at local Sutter hospitals even though other independent doctors continue to perform similar procedures there, lawsuits filed Wednesday allege. Twin lawsuits filed in Sacramento and Placer county superior courts allege action taken by Sutter Roseville Medical Center and Sutter Medical Center Sacramento… Read more »

Supreme Court Gun Ruling Likely to Echo in California

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California can expect a barrage of legal challenges to its many strict gun-control regulations as a result of Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that applies the constitutional right to bear arms to local and state governments. From California’s long-standing and controversial assault weapons ban to local limits on the sale and possession of certain types… Read more »

Apple and AT&T Targeted in at Least Three Class-Action Suits

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At least three class-action lawsuits have been filed in the states of California, Maryland and Texas over alleged problems with iPhone 4 reception when the device is held in the hand a certain manner. The complaint filed in Oakland, CA is the largest with 11 plaintiffs, while the other two each have one. Apple is… Read more »