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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.

Victory Over the Medical Board of California!

When one California’s physician attempted to reinstate his license, the Medical Board decided they did not like some of the evidence that was presented. Instead of ruling on the case based on the weight of the arguments presented, the board decided to not rule on the case because it was “out of their jurisdiction.”

CPTA Presentation on Direct Access is Big Success

On April 12 and 13, Steve Simas was one of several presenters in two seminars provided by the California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) in San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively. Mr. Simas was selected to present due to his deep experience in health care reform law. Mr. Simas’s participation in the seminars was mentioned in […]

Beware of the ABC 309 Hearing

This blog entry is for all licensees of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”). We were compelled to write this article to warn ABC licensees of the perils of attending an ABC “309 meeting” also known as a “309 hearing” at a regional office of ABC. Pre-Charging Meeting The 309 meeting is an […]

Vaping in the Workplace

Vaping is the use of an e-cigarette – a battery-operated, pen-shaped device that turn flavored nicotine into a vapor that users inhale. Because the vapor does not contain tobacco and is smokeless, it is not prohibited by California’s statewide ban on smoking tobacco in the workplace. Only three states – New Jersey, North Dakota and […]


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