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EXPIRATION DATES ON GIFT CERTIFICATES UNLAWFUL

August 5, 2022|

            Gift certificates are big business. Some studies show that up to one-half of Christmas gifts come in the form of gift cards or certificates.

            Given the choice, would you rather have a gift certificate to your favorite store or Aunt Minnie’s imitation diamond-encased tie tack or Uncle Buck’s “one-of-a-kind” fluorescent floor lamp purchased through United Airlines in-flight magazine?

            Well, here’s a little known secret about gift certificates. Don’t tell anyone, and certainly don’t let merchants know I tipped you off, but gift certificates purchased for California businesses do not expire. Civil Code …

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Schools and Students: A Special Relationship

July 22, 2022|

           The safety of school children should be paramount. It is not. That much has been made clear time and time again. Entrenched political division has left society’s most cherished, its most vulnerable. It is an unacceptable outcome. A failing neither citizens nor legislators should tolerate. But tragedy continues to strike. And when it does, it is lawsuits, rather than systemic change, that follow.

           A recent case from the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, C. Achay v. Hunting Beach Union High School District, highlights the special legal relationship …

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DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF POT – NEW TERRITORY UNDER THE LAW

July 8, 2022|

           We all know about blood alcohol tests to determine if someone is driving under the influence of alcohol. Urine and blood tests are accurate regarding how much alcohol is in someone’s system and the law is relatively clear as to when drinking too much violates the law.

            The law is less clear when it comes to the use of marijuana. As our court case today opined: “Currently there is no test similar to a BAC test for alcohol that accurately determines a person’s level of impairment from lipophilic drugs such as marijuana.”

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