Murrieta, Calif., solo Lorene Mies has turned her black Cadillac SUV into a roving commercial for her law practice. The car is boldly emblazoned with details about her firm and Web address, thebankruptcyminute.com. On any given Saturday, the vehicle might be parked for the day in the lot at a nearby Costco, where it draws the attention of shoppers.“I don’t know if this would play well in Beverly Hills or Westwood,” says Mies, a former public defender who reinvented herself in 2009 to meet growing demand for bankruptcy services.Mies paid about $2,600 to have the large ad—basically a giant decal—wrapped around her car. She saw immediate results. Moments after driving away from the business where her car was wrapped, her cellphone rang. The caller was driving behind her and happened to be in need of a bankruptcy attorney. Mies says she has seen such success from the mobile promotion that both her daughter and her case assistant now drive cars wrapped with … [Read more...] about Solos Make a Splash with Mobile Ads
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He's about half a mile from the shore and even closer to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, a trendy artery filled with pricey restaurants and boutiques. Depending on which real estate website you consult, his improvements and recent gentrification in the area have pushed the property's value to roughly three or four times what he paid for it in 1989.Across the street, one of his sometime neighbors lives in a van.Drinking coffee in his front yard, Ryavec watches a young man slip out. Shortly afterward, the man comes back with a car that jump-starts the van. This is necessary because it's a street sweeping day and the space ceases to be legal at noon. This, Ryavec says, means the van-dweller will take up a parking spot that a resident could be using—in a parking-poor neighborhood that gets 16 million visitors a year.But this is just the beginning of Ryavec's problems with homelessness in Venice Beach. A much smellier problem is that people living in vehicles have limited access to bathrooms. … [Read more...] about Cities get mired in civil rights disputes in trying to deal with growing homeless populations
Sometimes, shareholders are divided on whether a corporation should live or die. In these cases, the California Corporations Code provides an option that allows for the continued existence of a corporation. In any action for involuntary dissolution, or in any proceeding for voluntary dissolution initiated by the vote of shareholders representing only 50% of the voting power, the corporation or, if it does not elect to purchase, the holders of 50% or more of the voting power of the corporation may avoid the dissolution of the corporation and the appointment of any receiver by purchasing for cash the shares owned by the plaintiffs or by the shareholders so initiating the proceeding at their fair value. Cal. Corp. Code § 2000(a).What happens, however, when a proceeding for involuntary dissolution is commenced but later dismissed? Do the opponents of dissolution still have the right to compel a buy out? Section 581(c) of the California Code of Civil … [Read more...] about Dismissal Of Involuntary Dissolution Action Pulls The Plug On Corporate Buy Out
Wednesday’s post was entitled “Condominiums And The California Corporate Securities Law“. Today’s post concerns whether I used the proper plural form of “condominium”.“Condominium” is derived from the Latin words, cum and dominium. Cum means with or together and dominium means right of ownership. Dominium is a neuter noun in the Latin Second Declension, meaning that its plural form is formed by substituting “a” for “um”. Thus, as the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals observed:To the purist who winces when Latin is misused, the plural of condominium is condominia.Hornstein v. Berry, 560 A.2d 530, 533 n.4 (1989).California, however, doesn’t seem to be well populated with Latin purists. I could find “condominia” in only one reported California decision: “Appellant contends that the fact that … [Read more...] about What’s The Plural Of Condominium?