California

California became a state on September 9, 1850, making it the 31st US state. Before being named a US state, it was referred to as the California Republic. With a total area of over 163,000 miles, it is the 3rd largest by area in the US, and with a population of nearly 40 million, it is the most populous state in the country.  With a $2.7 trillion economy, it boasts the fifth largest economy in the world.

Popular culture, government policy, innovation, and a liberal-government make California a trendsetter for other US states in terms of legislation and government actions. The rise and origination of the internet, the original film industry, and entertainment are from California. And, it is diverse in terms of employment/economy, with major industries being in: film, entertainment, sports, pop culture, music, real estate, technology, and government industries, among others. California is home to silicon valley, where companies like Google, Cisco, Apple and Adobe have headquarters, and it boasts the largest concentration of high-tech companies in the country. 

California is an extremely liberal state. Both the Legislature and Congress currently have members from both parties. In addition to Republican and Democrat, there are four additional parties which can run for office in CA which are: Green Party, American Independent Party, Peace and Freedom Party, and the Libertarian Party. In recent elections, a majority of state-voters have supported the Democratic party.

California is home to Stanford Law School, which was the 2nd ranked law school in the country in 2017, and is home to University of California Berkeley and University of California Los Angeles School of Law, which ranked 12th and 18th respectively in 2017. Alcatraz Island, the Hollywood Sign, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Yosemite National Park, are among the many historical sites visitors are drawn to in the state annually.

California is a part of the Ninth Circuit, which has been at the center of many contentious legal battles regarding immigration, the Trump Administration’s travel ban litigation, issues of copyright brought by PETA and litigation on the Equal Pay Act.  California legislation and state court litigation can have an outsize impact on the rest of the country, and the National Law Review covers these cases and developments on a regular basis.

Date Title Organization
27
Feb
Protecting Kids Online: Changes in California, Connecticut and Congress – Part I Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
27
Feb
Can "New Wave" Stockholder Agreements Catch A Wave In California? Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
27
Feb
California Bill Would Require Employers to Continue Compensation for COVID-19–Positive Employees Excluded From Workplace Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
26
Feb
New Decision Gives an Insured the Right to Videotape Examinations Under Oath Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
26
Feb
Whose Case Is It Anyway? Trial Court Orders State of California to Pay Court Costs in PAGA Action Greenberg Traurig, LLP
26
Feb
California’s Health Care Transactions Review Law: Preparing for What Comes Next Mintz
26
Feb
It's a Gas! Federal and State Developments Continue to Light Up the Natural Gas Debate K&L Gates
26
Feb
California Seeks to Regulate Employer Use of AI Hunton Andrews Kurth
26
Feb
Proposed Reforms to the San Francisco Business Tax System Greenberg Traurig, LLP
26
Feb
Trade Secret Law Evolution Podcast Episode 62: Non-Compete Agreements in Missouri and a New Preemption Case [Podcast] Greenberg Traurig, LLP
26
Feb
California Children’s Privacy Bill Moves to Committee Hunton Andrews Kurth
23
Feb
California Courts Clarify the Interpretation of the MCPPA Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
23
Feb
California Bill Would Require Licensing of Commercial Financing Providers Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
22
Feb
Chamber of Commerce Sues California Over Climate Disclosure Rules Mintz
22
Feb
In High Stakes Battle Between Arbitration and PAGA, Wins, Losses, and Questions Hunton Andrews Kurth
21
Feb
DOORDASH CAN’T DASH AWAY FROM CCPA VIOLATIONS: Doordash to Pay $375,000 For Selling Personal Information In Violation of CCPA and CalOPPA Troutman Amin, LLP
21
Feb
California Bill Would Require Employees in Outdoor Industries to Be Certified in Heat Illness Prevention Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
21
Feb
Vice Chancellor Laster Rules That It Is "Reasonably Conceivable" That Nevada Provides Greater Protection Against Fiduciary Liability Than Delaware Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
20
Feb
New Bills Being Served Up That May Soon Impact Food Retailers and Manufacturers Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20
Feb
The California Privacy Rights Act: An Overview Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
20
Feb
California’s Minimum Wage Is Spiking Again (by 25 Percent!) – This Is Not An April Fool’s Joke! Proskauer Rose LLP
20
Feb
Showdown at the Ballot Box – Business and Labor Load Up on Ammunition for PAGA Brawl Proskauer Rose LLP
20
Feb
Emerging Businesses and Venture Capital in 2024: 10 Hot Topics for Founders, Investors, and Executives of Emerging Companies ArentFox Schiff LLP
19
Feb
California Supreme Court Limits Manageability Defense to PAGA Claims Foley & Lardner LLP
16
Feb
Potential CCPA Fines “Significant”, California AG’s Office “Plotting” and Other Takeaways From Privacy Regulators during Privacy Summit in Los Angeles Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
16
Feb
Crypto Platform Settles SEC and State Regulator Charges over Interest Bearing Feature on Customer Accounts Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
16
Feb
January 2024 Bounty Hunter Plaintiff Claims Keller and Heckman LLP
16
Feb
What To Do When A Business Entity Has Been Wrongfully Begotten Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
16
Feb
California Appeals Court Declines Locality’s Request to Rewrite Unlawful Tax Law Blank Rome LLP
15
Feb
Major Win for California Privacy Protection Agency: Enforcement of Regulations Can Begin Immediately Mintz
15
Feb
California Appellate Court Empowers Privacy Agency to Immediately Enforce CPRA Regulations. Foley & Lardner LLP
15
Feb
Cadwalader Climate Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
15
Feb
Section 638.51 CLAIMS CONTINUE: LA Times Targeted In Another CIPA Case Involving Trackers! Troutman Amin, LLP
15
Feb
GT’s The Performance Review Episode 25: We WARNed You [Podcast] Greenberg Traurig, LLP
15
Feb
California High Court's PAGA Decision Curtails Manageability Defense Barnes & Thornburg LLP
14
Feb
California Continues Trend of Pushing Housing Legislation to Address Ongoing Housing Shortage Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
14
Feb
Uniform Law Commission to Draft Uniform or Model Act Addressing Disclosure Requirements in Commercial Financing Transactions Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
13
Feb
Implications of California Senate Bill 365 for Employers in Light of Estrada Greenberg Traurig, LLP
13
Feb
CCPA Regs Effective Immediately, No One-Year Delay for Future Regs: Court of Appeal Sides with California Privacy Protection Agency in Regulations Delay Case Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
13
Feb
Court Restores CPPA’s Authority to Enforce CPRA Regulations Hunton Andrews Kurth
13
Feb
Can the California Attorney General Enforce the Inspection Rights of Stockholders and Directors of Delaware Corporations? Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
12
Feb
California Court of Appeal Lifts Stay of CCPA Enforcement Deadlines Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
12
Feb
San Diego City Council Approves Union-Friendly Citywide Project Labor Agreement Restricting Most City Construction Projects Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
12
Feb
California Court of Appeal Reverses Halt on Enforcement of CPPA Regulations Jackson Lewis P.C.
12
Feb
AND A WIN GOES TO CALIFORNIA PRIVACY PROTECTION AGENCY: They Are Now Free to Fully Enforce The CCPA Troutman Amin, LLP
12
Feb
Telecom Alert: AT&T California COLR Obligation; AI Technology Subject to TCPA; Pole Attachment Petition Pleading Cycle; Reminder of FCC Discontinuance Rules [Vol. XXI, Issue 7] Keller and Heckman LLP
12
Feb
Hydro Newsletter - Volume 11, Issue 1 Van Ness Feldman LLP
9
Feb
Client Alert: Important Change in California Law Regarding Noncompete Provisions and/or Agreements Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
9
Feb
Updated California Pay Data Reporting Guidance Increases Focus on Remote Employee Reporting Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
9
Feb
When California and Nevada Went to War Against Each Other Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
 

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