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Do Insurance Policies Have a Duty to Defend When a Crime is Alleged Against a Director or Officer?

 When a business is sued, the business entity is usually covered by insurance that provides funds to defend the lawsuit and to pay a settlement or judgment.  Many times, however,…

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When Do I Hire a Forensic Accountant?

Many commercial disputes and fraud cases (whether civil or criminal) turn on financial documents.  For example, questions of liability may be unanswerable without a financial tracing of how funds were…

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Switching Counsel: Should You Hire a Trial Attorney?

The decision to change or add counsel when you approach trial can be difficult.  In considering it, you may ask yourself a number of questions, but they can be boiled…

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Fraud Under California’s Civil Fraud Statute When a Contract is Fully Integrated

Sometimes business deals or financial transactions end poorly for one or both parties.  When these disputes are litigated, it is often under a theory of breach of contract.  But not…

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California’s Criminal Fraud Statutes

Used in everyday conversation, the word “fraud” can mean a lot of different things. The legal definition, however, is fairly straightforward. “Fraud” is an intentional misrepresentation (or knowing omission) to…

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How to Respond When a Federal Agent Wants to Question You

If you are contacted by federal law enforcement agents for an interview or to provide a voluntary statement, it is not unusual to react with anxiety. What could they possibly…

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An Investment Advisor’s Breach of Fiduciary Duty

AN INVESTMENT ADVISOR’S BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY Investment advisors have a fiduciary duty to their clients. A fiduciary duty is a legal obligation of the highest degree for one person…

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Responding to a Third-Party Subpoena

A subpoena is a demand to produce documents or to testify in connection with a legal proceeding.  In civil cases where a plaintiff is suing one or more defendants and…

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Trade Secrets and Employee Mobility: California Law and Best Practices

TRADE SECRETS AND EMPLOYEE MOBILITY: CALIFORNIA LAW AND BEST PRACTICES5Jun, 22 Trade secrets are information that is not generally known to others that has actual or potential economic value, which…

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What happens if my cryptocurrency trading platform shuts down?

Once viewed as a fringe and highly volatile investment, cryptocurrency, also known as “crypto”, has become increasingly popular and mainstream, triggering plans for more regulation by the Securities and Exchange…

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