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Welcome to the Official Blog of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Below, please find recent postings from our firm in regards to items of interest concerning our law firm, our cities, state, and nation, and our legal practice areas and service. We try to update frequenty, so check back often.

CAL FIRE Withdraws Accusation After Persistent Legal Defense

CAL FIRE filed an accusation against one Simas & Associates, Ltd., client, but never moved forward with the case. After several formal requests for documentation and a writ of mandate, the agency negotiated a settlement on the documents, but continued to ignore the accusation. Our attorneys persisted, and eventually CAL FIRE withdrew the accusation against […]

California Regulation Protects Consumers from Skin (Mis)Treatments

States outside of California, such as Oregon, do not have regulations in place to keep pace with the fast-growing medical-laser industry, which could leave consumers at risk of injury from skin treatments. The Oregon Health Licensing Agency has received recently more than 30 complaints alleging injuries from lasers. The Oregon state Board of Cosmetology will take […]

Be Wary of Decorative Contact Lenses

Decorative contact lenses are non-corrective lenses that do not correct vision and are intended to temporarily change the appearance of the eye. Advertised as color, cosmetic, fashion and theatrical contact lenses, they are especially popular around Halloween. However, use of these lenses can carry serious risks, including permanent eye injury that may lead to blindness. Dr. […]

Redact Documents filed with Office of Administrative Hearings

The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) expects all parties to redact (black out) from documents filed with OAH, including pleadings and exhibits, all confidential personal information whenever possible. Personal information is deemed confidential if any statute or regulation provides for its confidentiality. Confidential personal information includes, but may not be limited to: Crime victim or […]

Marijuana Dispensaries Subject to Law of Unenforceable Contracts

A potentially controversial ruling was rendered by Hon. Raymond Cadei in the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento on September 6, 2013, that should draw concern for those involved in medical marijuana and cannabis businesses and dispensaries. As you may know, California’s medical cannabis program was established when state voters approved Proposition 215 (also […]


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