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Five Tips to Help Avoid Wrongful Termination Claims

Avoiding lawsuits for wrongful termination is a matter of knowing how wrongful termination claims are triggered — and how to avoid those claims. Employment discrimination lawyers in Riverside County can counsel you on your rights and obligations as they pertain to employment law. Tip #1: Don’t allow your employees to believe they have an employment Read More

Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney?

California has the most regulation of land use than any other state in the country. Because new development often takes place in the desert or hillside, regulation is necessary. The need to remodel and give fresh updates to older structures while maintaining the architectural history is great. The attorneys at Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger, A Read More

Incompatibility Warning: Generic Drugs and Legal Remedies

84% of the prescription drugs we take are the less expensive, generic alternatives. While that can be an extremely cost-effective measure for most Americans, it does have its disadvantages. More than 80% of the active ingredients in these generic alternatives come from overseas — and the quality of the inspection processes of overseas plants is Read More

Community Planning – Zoning Community Planning, Zoning Ordinances and State Law

There is a Riverside City zoning ordinance that prohibits medical marijuana dispensary/nurseries on city land. This zoning ordinance appears to be in conflict with two state statutes, the 1966 California Compassionate Use Act and the Medical Marijuana Program. These statutes should protect qualified individuals from prosecution for cultivating medical marijuana and, in theory, protect the Read More

Who Gets the House? Transferring Real Property under the Independent Administration of Estates Act (IAEA)

One of the main functions of probate is to endow the decedent’s real property with a marketable title. The sale of real property by the personal representative of an estate may be expedited under the Independent Administration of Estates Act (IAEA), which empowers the representative to administer many particulars of the estate without court supervision. Read More

Charitable Remainder Trusts: The Pros and the Cons

Charitable giving has far-reaching effects. It can, for example, fund the fight against cancer and the discovery of treatments for macular degeneration or provide much-needed after-school activities for disadvantaged youth. For people who have a deep and abiding interest in the support of a specific cause, a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) can serve both altruistic Read More

Advance Health Care Directives

The ability to chart our course in life is one that we sometimes take for granted. And while we would like to believe that we will always be able to retain control over the choices that affect us, illness and incapacity can severely undermine that control unless we are prepared for such contingencies. Because life Read More

Insider Trading: What You Do Know Can Hurt You

Insider trading prosecutions are sending a loud message to all those who think the benefits of insider trading outweigh its risks. The $15 billion dollar hedge fund SAC Capital recently agreed to pay fines of more than $600 million dollars to settle insider trading charges on only two trades without admitting liability — it remains Read More

The Role of Experts in Construction Litigation

Expert advice and opinion can be important components of negotiation and litigation strategies.  According to one study, expert witnesses were used in more than 80% of the jury trials in civil matters, particularly because so many cases involve matters of science and engineering. Construction dispute attorneys in Riverside County can advise and assist you in Read More

California Tenants: Don’t Leave Your Security Deposit Behind When You Move Out

There are a large number of tenants in California, according to a 2011 survey that identified 2.5 million occupied apartments in the state. In early May of 2013, some of these tenants marshaled their forces and organized a protest at the State Capitol to demonstrate their support for California Senate Bill SB 603. This bill Read More

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