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Nov 2017 News: Connor M. Karen Passes CA Bar

DK Law Group, LLP is pleased to announce that Connor M. Karen, graduate of UC Davis law school Class of 2017, has passed the July 2017 California Bar Exam. Connor earned his undergraduate degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a major in English and minor in Philosophy, and has been working for the firm

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Summer Internship Class of 2017

Here is the video created by the 2017 Summer Interns at DK Law Group LLP. Over the course of 8 weeks, they were exposed to the real world of law and civil litigation. Watch to see what they learned!

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The Rights of Minority Shareholders upon Sale of a Corporation

A majority shareholder of a corporation generally enjoys significant discretion over how the business will be run.  However, the law nonetheless requires that a majority shareholder treat minority shareholders fairly, and avoid using the business for personal profit at the exclusion of the other shareholders.  This is especially important in the context of mergers and

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Wrongful Termination: Discrimination and Medical Leave

Employers generally are allowed to fire their at-will employees, at any time.  But there are state and federal statutes that create certain circumstances where termination is never appropriate.  For example, California has enacted the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), which prohibits the unfair treatment of employees on the basis of their sex, race, religion,

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Non-Compete Agreements in California: Are They Enforceable?

  What should an employer do if they want to make sure their employees don’t steal their customers from them after they leave?  The obvious answer is to have the employee sign a contract not to compete, also known as a non-compete agreement.  But that raises another question — are non-compete agreements enforceable?   It’s an

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Creditors’ Rights Against a Bankrupt Debtor

Businesses lend money all the time, whether it’s in the form of a straightforward loan, or by selling products or services on credit.  But unfortunately, consumers and business debtors don’t always pay their debts, and many debtors file for bankruptcy.  Once bankruptcy is filed, the Bankruptcy Code imposes an automatic stay, temporarily barring any further

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What Happens When a Trespasser Gets Injured on Your Property?

What if a trespasser is walking in your backyard, trips on a sprinkler head and twists his ankle?  Can he sue you?  The traditional common law of premises liability that California previously followed made a distinction between people who had been invited onto someone’s property, and trespassers.  Property owners had to make efforts to keep

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How Litigators Can Use the FDCA to Protect Patients from Dangerous Medical Products

Everyone’s heard of the FDA: it regulates food, drugs, and medical products.  But not everyone knows how this federal agency works, or the statutory framework it operates under.  The Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act (FDCA) imposes a long list of requirements on drug and medical device manufacturers, and its general purpose is to protect the

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Class Actions: The Best Legal Tool for Consumer Protection

In the modern world, where a powerful corporation takes advantage of its superior bargaining power, individual consumers may find themselves with few options to protect their rights.  Hiring an attorney can be expensive, and resolving a small commercial dispute generally isn’t worth the cost of litigation.  Nevertheless, when corporations engage in a practice of systematically

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How to Protect Your Privacy Rights Like Hulk Hogan

In the age of Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram, modern technology has made it more and more difficult to keep private information private. In a fast-paced information age, there are more tools than ever to defame another or invade another’s privacy. From a defamatory comment on Facebook to “revenge pornography”, in which embarrassing private images

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