Will a Business Interruption Policy Help Businesses Suffering from Covid-19? In California, the short answer is probably No.

Posted on October 25, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Originally Published:

(Page 24 of PDF)


With businesses suffering unprecedented losses as a result of business closures related to Covid-19, many are asking if there could be any help from traditional insurance policies designed to pay for a business’s loss of income. In order to determine whether or not there could be coverage, we n...

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Objection, Relevance: Using the legal rules of evidence to improve your business reasoning and writing

Posted on October 25, 2020 at 4:50 PM

Originally Published August, 2020

Objection, Relevance

Using the legal rules of evidence to improve your business reasoning and writing


If you have ever watched a courtroom drama, you have probably heard the phrase, “Objection, relevance.” What does th...

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Can You Cancel a Contract Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Posted on June 22, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Are you legally required to pay for expenses associated with an event that has been cancelled due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? It may be helpful to know that long before the inevitable COVID-19 legal contract cases, there were the Coronation Cases of 1902.


The Coronation Cases were a group of lawsuits in England arising out of contracts to view the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.1 Many people had rented rooms specifically to vie...

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Defamation! Libel! Slander! Is there coverage for that?

Posted on March 25, 2019 at 2:15 PM

The webinar that I did for the SILA Foundation ( about Defamation, Libel, Slander, Insurance Coverage, and Freedom of the Press is available here:

Topics include:

Do liability insurance policies cover defamation?

Court Affirms $350k Verdict for Lawyer Smeared on Avvo.

Can you sue Facebook, Yelp, Avvo or other social media platforms for defamation?

Section 230 of the Communications...

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The Time I helped a WWII Veteran Avoid Eviction

Posted on March 20, 2019 at 12:20 AM

Pro Se Clinic Helps WWII Veteran and Family Avoid Eviction

By: Diane Roth

FBA-Inland Empire Review, Issue 16, Spring, 2015

A World War II veteran, his wife, and 15-year old dependent granddaughter can stay in their home thanks to our Pro Se Clinic volunteers.

WWII veteran Mr. A of Hesperia called PSLC for help when he received a foreclosure notice from his bank. ...

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