Archive - October 2018

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Antitrust 101: The Anti-Competition Blocker
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IMPORTANT ALERT: New California “Construction” Legislation

Antitrust 101: The Anti-Competition Blocker

By: Kyla J. Houge
October 26, 2018

Occasionally the news will announce a planned merger of two large companies. Often following this announcement, much time passes with little fanfare before a second announcement is made indicating that the merger was either approved or has been blocked. In a separate scenario, the news may announce that a company has been suspected of price fixing or price discriminating or making false advertisements and individuals who work for the company are suddenly finding themselves facing prosecution.

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IMPORTANT ALERT: New California “Construction” Legislation

By: Richard H. Glucksman, Esq. and Chelsea L. Zwart, Esq.
October 2, 2018

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Governor Jerry Brown signed two potentially impactful Senate Bills relating to the construction of apartment buildings late last month.  These Bills, discussed further below, were introduced, in part, in response to the Berkeley balcony collapse in June 2015, which was determined by the California Contractors State License Board to be caused by the failure of severely rotted structural support joists the repair of which were deferred by the property manager, despite indications of water damage. 

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