On November 30th, 2015 in the case
v. County of San Bernardino (2015)
The California Supreme Court affirmed in part, and reversed in part, the
decision of the Court of Appeal. Plaintiff sued the San Bernardino County
Sheriff's Department and a deputy sheriff for not reporting child abuse
allegations to the child welfare agency, in violation of the Child
Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA;
On May 7th, 2015, a three judge panel for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals became the first appellate court to rule on the legality of a government surveillance program, put in place in the interests of national security.
The claims in A.C.L.U. v Clapper, brought after the surveillance was revealed by Edward Snowden 2013, raised statutory and constitutional challenges to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) “telephone metadata program.” Under this program, the NSA collects metadata associated with telephone calls made by Americans, and aggregates it into a data bank where it can be searched. This data is created by telephone companies in their normal course of business, but under the program companies are explicitly required to give that information to the government on an o...
mmigration and Customs Enforcement officers tricked several people in Atlanta into opening their doors so they could enter without a search warrant and detain people slated for deportation in a series of controversial raids earlier this month, immigrants and lawyers told The Huffington Post.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is investigating what it describes as possible violations of the Fourth Amendment's guarantee against illegal search and seizure. ICE agents need consent to enter a home unless they've obtained a search warrant.
"Our review of the cases suggests that ICE used tactics during the raids that potentially are illegal and violate the constitution and that in several of these cases it appears that proper consent was not obtained to enter the houses," SP...
shareholders are not personally responsible for corporate liabilities. However,
if a corporation has been operated as
the “alter ego” of its shareholders, the corporation’s creditors-including torts claimants- may be permitted to “pierce
the corporate veil” and enforce their claims directly against the shareholders.
(Similarly, an action may lie on an “alter ego” theory against the corporate
parent of a wrongdoing subsidiary.) Two requirements must be established prior
to considering whether the “alter-ego” liability may be appropriate.
Unity of interest: It must appear that the corporation was influenced
and governed by the persons sought to be held liable for its conduct; and there must be such “u...
Our firm has been recently retained to represent a client against a business operating in Mission Viejo, California for alleged fraudulent and deceptive business practices.
The business establishment consistently advertises on cable TV promising potential investors a 60% return on investment if the consumer invests their gold, jewelry, and watches with them. Our client left a substantial amount of gold with the business for investment. We have recently been notified that the business sold our clients gold and has not paid her the 60% return on their investment.
According to the complaint filed in Orange County Superior Court, Central Justice Center, the business establishment lures it...