Author: Royse Law Firm

Anti-SLAPP Motions in California Litigations An important tool available to defendants of lawsuits in California is an Anti-SLAPP motion. This important tool can be the means of defeating a lawsuit before it ever reaches trial, but it can only be used in limited circumstances. To begin,...

An important aspect of doing business in a competitive environment has always been keeping a company’s trade secrets secret. This is not always easy to do given the transitory nature of employees coming and going in and out of a company. As a result, most...

The Last Straw for Starbucks? Company Pledges to Ditch Plastic Straws by 2020  Starbucks announced on July 9 that it plans to phase out plastic straws from its 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020. This move follows the city of Seattle’s recent ban on plastic straws, where...

Never one to shy away from passing innovative laws, the California legislature is considering a new strategy to curb labor law violations. The proposed legislation would try to influence the treatment of drayage laborers by making retail stores liable for labor code violations while those...

While California’s journey to legalizing cannabis began in 1972, the first ballot initiative approved by California voters was the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 (also known as “Proposition 215”). Proposition 215 legalized the use, possession, and cultivation of cannabis by individuals with a physician’s recommendation...

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