Big business is driving the bus, and it has a firm grip on the wheel. The third and fourth largest wireless carriers in the nation, T-Mobile and Sprint, are closing in on their deal to combine companies after a winning lawsuit decision in their favor. This past Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Victor Marrero denied…

An aspiring entrepreneur sits down and asks themselves a simple question, “how can I make money with the least possible investment?” Well someone, at some point, found a very creative way to game a system originally conceived to streamline what is typically a waking nightmare. I’m speaking of course of the California DMV. YoGov.org (which…

California is on the path to joining Oregon in passing statewide rent control. AB-1482 passed the Assembly with 43 votes to 28. It would apply to most single-family residences which are not covered under local rent control regulations. Following intense negotiations, the bill was relaxed slightly in favor of the property owners. Originally it was…

Much to the ire of Americans, this year has brought with it a massive and upward trending influx of robocalls. In November alone 5.1 billion robocalls were made, up from 2.88 billion in January. If you’re anything like I am, you find this to be infuriating. Fortunately for us, everyone else does as well. So…

During the deadly Las Vegas shooting in October 2017, many California peace officers attending the event jumped into action, pulling attendees to safety. In the course of doing so, some of the off-duty deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators were injured. Prior to Assembly Bill 1749 (an amendment to Labor Code Section 3600.2), these individuals…

The National Rifle Association has been issued a cease-and-desist for their selling of a liability insurance policy to gun owners in California. The order came from state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones due to the NRA not holding a license for marketing or negotiating insurance policies in the state. The policies, referred to by some as…

Beginning in 2019, kids’ meals sold in California restaurants will include “milk; a non-dairy milk alternative; or sparkling, still or flavored water” by default. Another law will ban restaurants from giving out single-use plastic straws, unless customers ask for them. Neither of the laws ban the practices altogether. Customers can still ask for sugary drinks…

California has become the first state to completely eliminate the cash bail system. The controversial move is set to take effect October 1, 2019 – a date which will likely be deferred by opposition tactics from the bail bonds industry. Back in October 2017, California state lawmakers made a pledge to overhaul the bail bond…

A number of employers will be on the hook for compensation which has until now been deemed too negligible to account for. In this case it was Starbucks defending their current practices, but the verdict opens the door to lawsuits with many employers across the state. The case (Troester v. Starbucks) was brought forward by…

Fullerton Pacific Interiors, a drywall subcontractor based out of Fullerton, has been fined almost $2 million for cheating their workers out of wages. The company is controlled by a family that has a history of shady practices. Operations are managed by Alberto Mordoki who, along with his wife Mirella Mordoki, was prohibited “from participating in…

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