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The EPA, Emissions, and Citizen Suits

Several recent cases involving the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) exemptions and affirmative defenses to emissions violations during Start-up, Shutdown, and Maintenance (SSM) periods have prompted to EPA to propose eliminating State Implementation Plans (SIPs) which would bar citizen suits for emissions violations during SSM periods. Prior SIPs have acted as a shield against civil penalties […]

Looking Toward the Future of California Law and Marijuana

A recent 2016 Legalization Panel met to discuss not only how to get the crop legalized, but how legalization would be followed by regulation and dissemination. Many questions remained after Prop 19, especially how a business of legal marijuana would actually work. Leading activists, businessmen, and attorneys gathered on the panel to discuss how a […]

Which way will 2015 Advanced Estate Planning lead?

Advanced Estate Planning for 2015 and Beyond

  One of the more difficult areas of law to predict is Advanced Estate Planning. Questions still swirl around the potential changes to the profession that state same-sex-marriage laws and  Affordable Care Act (ACA) changes will shape the profession. Estate planning practitioners need to be ahead of the game when it comes to changing legislation. […]

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