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Opinion: It pays to stay out of family court

By   /  Friday, March 5th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: It pays to stay out of family court

By Maya Shulma When clients meet with me to discuss their legal options for ending a marriage, the conversation frequently expands to matters of business assets and property. Beyond marital status, children, personal finances, and emotional entanglement, many couples I see in my family law practice also own businesses and commercial property together. In these Read More →

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State opens new round of small business aid

By   /  Friday, March 5th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law, right, Small Business, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on State opens new round of small business aid

Small businesses that didn’t receive funding in earlier rounds of a state program designed to give those businesses a boost have additional chances to get help. On Feb. 23, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law that provided an extra $2 billion for grants of up to $25,000 for small businesses impacted by the pandemic. The Read More →

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Simi Valley contractor sentenced for workers comp fraud

By   /  Thursday, March 4th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Simi Valley contractor sentenced for workers comp fraud

A general contractor in Simi Valley was sentenced March 3 for workers compensation fraud, Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko’s office announced. David Burgmeier, who owned and operated Burgmeier Construction Company in Simi Valley, pleaded guilty in December to multiple counts of insurance and unemployment fraud. From March 2008 through March 2016, Burgmeier underreported the Read More →

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SEC alleges pump-and-dump fraud at Airborne Wireless in Simi Valley

By   /  Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, East Ventura County, Latest news, Law, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on SEC alleges pump-and-dump fraud at Airborne Wireless in Simi Valley

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed suit on March 2 against Simi Valley-based Airborne Wireless Network and seven of its shareholders and executives, accusing them of orchestrating a $45 million pump-and-dump stock fraud scheme. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in New York. The defendants are Kalistratos Kabilafkas, Timoleon Kabilafkas, Panagiotis Bolovis, Eric Read More →

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Our View: Let Ventura County set a statewide example for farmworker outreach

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Editorials, Latest news, Law, Opinion, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Our View: Let Ventura County set a statewide example for farmworker outreach

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Santa Maria farm pays $30k to workers to settle labor complaint

By   /  Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, Law, right, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Maria farm pays $30k to workers to settle labor complaint

More than 200 Santa Maria farmworkers received settlement checks from Rancho Laguna Farms on Feb. 21, a day after the farm agreed to a $30,000 informal settlement of an unfair labor practice charge with the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. The board distributed checks to 212 farmworkers at the Central Coast United for a Sustainable Read More →

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State says it’s still getting a handle on unemployment fraud

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on State says it’s still getting a handle on unemployment fraud

The California Employment Development Department said Feb. 18 that it is still working through possible fraud cases after the agency identified 1.4 million unemployment benefit claims that needed additional verification. Out of the 1.4 claims suspended towards the end of 2020, 1.1 million people were directed to verify their identity with ID.me and Thomson Reuters. Read More →

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