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Compass manager sued by Coldwell Banker over ‘secrets’

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Compass manager sued by Coldwell Banker over ‘secrets’

Coldwell Banker is suing a former employee for allegedly stealing the company’s trade secrets. The residential real estate brokerage company is going after John Nisbet, who left Coldwell Banker’s Santa Barbara office to work for the rapidly expanding residential real estate firm Compass. Coldwell Banker is accusing Nisbet of stealing confidential data, including market data, Read More →

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Forced arbitration violates your rights

By   /  Friday, January 15th, 2016  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Forced arbitration violates your rights

By Lisa Spiwak Arbitration has become very popular as an alternative dispute resolution to the traditional court system. Arbitration’s popularity stems from the fact that it is a way to resolve legal disputes outside of the courts in a faster, cheaper and more flexible manner. Arbitration awards are completely binding on the parties and those Read More →

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New laws for 2016 will impact tri-county employers

By   /  Friday, January 8th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on New laws for 2016 will impact tri-county employers

A flurry of new laws went into effect at the start of the New Year, but the one that likely will have the biggest impact on tri-county employers has been long expected. California’s minimum wage was raised to $10 an hour on Jan. 1, which has some businesses rethinking strategies. While proponents argue that higher Read More →

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Sientra faces disclosure lawsuits

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Law, left, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Sientra faces disclosure lawsuits

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Judge orders Highway 101 widening project EIR to be redrafted

By   /  Thursday, December 17th, 2015  /  Latest news, Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Judge orders Highway 101 widening project EIR to be redrafted

A Santa Barbara County Superior Court judge ruled that part of the Highway 101 Widening Project Environmental Impact Report needs to be recalculated, but the decision is not expected to significantly delay the project. The estimated $428 million fourth stage of the undertaking includes adding high occupancy vehicle lanes in both directions through the 10.3-mile Read More →

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State suing Cars 4 Causes over donations

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2015  /  Latest news, Law, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on State suing Cars 4 Causes over donations

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Parents refile lawsuit over IV rampage deaths

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Parents refile lawsuit over IV rampage deaths

  The parents of slain UC Santa Barbara students refiled a lawsuit against Isla Vista apartment property managers alleging they were legally obligated to do more to prevent the shooting that left six dead on May 23, 2014. A federal court dismissed the suit, which previously included the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department as well Read More →

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