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State ups unemployment fraud estimate into tens of billions

By   /  Monday, January 25th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law  /  No Comments

At least 10% and perhaps as much as 27% of the unemployment benefits paid by the state of California during the pandemic were fraudulent, according to new report from the California Economic Development Department. The department processed 19.5 million claims and paid $114 billion in benefits between March 2020 and Jan. 16, 2021, according to Read More →

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Hotels hit with lawsuits from ‘ADA tester’ over website descriptions

By   /  Thursday, January 14th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Top Story, Tourism  /  No Comments

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Ag, oil fight Ventura County general plan

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Energy, Latest news, Law, right, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

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Opinion: How to profit safely as a landlord to cannabis companies

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  No Comments

By Josh Rabinowitz and Jack Ucciferri With dozens of jurisdictions in California having recently approved initiatives to tax and/or regulate cannabis, a wave of commercial real estate owners up and down the state are already in, or about to enter into, negotiations with would-be marijuana-related business (MRB) tenants. Those landlords will be acutely aware that Read More →

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Guitar Center bankruptcy hits final note

By   /  Thursday, December 31st, 2020  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Law, left, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Guitar Center announced that it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings after its reorganization plan was confirmed in federal court on Dec. 17, less than a month after the company filed for bankruptcy. The plan puts into motion a collection of previously announced recapitalizations, including exit financing and the abolishment of all of Guitar Center’s Read More →

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Chuck and Tom Cohen start new land use law firm in Thousand Oaks

By   /  Tuesday, December 29th, 2020  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Law, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

A new Ventura County law firm will greet the new year: The father and son team of Chuck and Tom Cohen are forming a new firm called Cohen Land Use Law, LLP, leveraging their expertise in real estate and development. The Cohens announced the formation of their new Thousand Oaks-based firm on Dec. 29. They Read More →

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Isla Vista landlord, management company settle civil case

By   /  Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020  /  Latest news, Law, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Isla Vista landlord, management company settle civil case

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office reached a civil settlement Dec. 23 to resolve consumer protection complaints against two companies operating apartment complexes in Isla Vista. The civil complaints, filed in Santa Barbara Superior Court, contended that property owner CP910BMIV and property management company Isla Vista Luxury Living committed unlawful business practices by not Read More →

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