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Holiday Hours

Simas & Associates, Ltd. will be CLOSED Thursday, November 28 through Sunday, December 1 for Thanksgiving.  In case of any emergency, please email the general law firm email inbox – info@simasgovlaw.com. Happy Thanksgiving!

Proclamation of Thanksgiving

October 3, 1863 – Washington, DC This is the proclamation which set the precedent for America’s national day of Thanksgiving. During his administration, President Abraham Lincoln issued many orders similar to this. For example, on November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of thanksgiving. Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine […]

Waiting Time Penalty

Labor Code § 203 governs “Waiting Time” penalties in the state of California. This penalty is assessed when an employer fails to timely pay an employee all wages accrued upon termination or after resignation of his or her employment. California courts have a long history of strictly enforcing the waiting time penalty. As stated in […]

Simas & Associates Diffuses a Public Disagreement

When our law firm was retained to advise the City Council of Morro Bay regarding the contracts and employment of Morro Bay’s City Manager and City Attorney, we were thrown into a very public, contentious debate. Working with both sides of an internal disagreement, we were able to assist the city in replacing the attorney, […]

What is a Receivership?

A receiver is an unbiased third party appointed by a court to carry its orders into effect. There are a variety of instances where a court might appoint a receiver, but the most significant statutory authority for appointment of receivers, Code of Civil Procedure section 564(b), broadly extends receivership to all cases “where necessary to […]

Is Conrad Murray still Dr. Conrad Murray?

Many of us do not know exactly what happened to Conrad Murray’s physician license in California and the process and fight Murray has had to go through with the Medical Board. Is he still Dr. Murray? People v. Conrad Murray On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after suffering […]


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