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Monetary Penalty in Lieu of Real Estate Discipline

Under Title 10 of the California Code of Regulations, Article 18.6, section 2921, licensees subject to discipline by way of a filed Accusation may petition the Commissioner (now Bureau Chief) of the Bureau of Real Estate (BRE) for a monetary penalty in lieu of other discipline. This petition may serve as a method for feeling […]

Club License

The California Alcoholic Beverage Control has a specific license type for clubs. It is License Types 50, 51, or 52. It authorizes a designated club to sell beer, wine, or distilled spirits to members or guests, on the premises of the club for consumption on the premises. It does not permit off-sale, or sale of […]

Analysis of California Assembly Bill 1000

On October 7, 2013, Governor Brown signed AB 1000 (Consumer Direct Access to Physical Therapist Services: Professional Corporations) into law which is also known informally as the “direct access law.” Effective January 1, 2014, patients may directly seek physical therapist treatment under provisions of the new law. The debate about direct access and its impact […]

Greyhound Rules for Protective Orders

A protective order is a means by which the court shields a party, deponent, or other natural person or organization from “unwarranted annoyance, embarrassment, or oppression, or undue burden and expense.”  In the context of litigation, it is often used by the parties to limit the scope, frequency or method of discovery against the other […]


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