Foie Gras and Shark Fins

There is some controversy and legal maneuvering regarding two recent animal-protection laws in California. Regardless of whether you enjoy foie gras or shark fin soup, the arguments over loopholes, principles of federalism and even possible racial overtones make for an interesting story. In 2004, then-state Senator John Burton authored SB Read more…

A Licensing Issue with the Bureau of Auto Repair Can Affect Your STAR Certification

The Bureau of Automotive Repair’s (“BAR”) mission is to protect and serve California consumers by ensuring a fair and competitive automotive repair marketplace and administering a model motor vehicle emissions reduction program. From its headquarters in Sacramento and through 12 field offices around California, BAR conducts consumer protection services related Read more…