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The Future of Electronic Medical Records Forecasting HIPAA's Evolution and Implementation

As the new administration settles in, electronic medical records (EMR) are seeing an increased focus in political discussions. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) set the groundwork for initial guidelines on the privacy and security of ...

Electronic Data: What It May Cost You

Email and computerized records are an integral part of the business community. Sending emails, text messages or storing a variety of work-related information on cell phones, computers and vast networks are commonplace, even to the extent that portions of the workforce ...

Renters Beware: The Legal Implications of Foreclosure on California Lessees

California has seen an incredible rise in the number of foreclosures in recent years. According to figures compiled by RealtyTrac, Inc., foreclosure filings in 2007 totaled 2.2 million, up 79% from the previous year. The trend has not changed, with ...

California's New Steps to Protect the Privacy of Medical Health Information

To provide greater protection to the privacy of medical patient’s health information, California has passed two new companion bills, Senate Bill 541, and Assembly Bill 211. Both new pieces of legislation will take effect January 1, 2009, after being signed ...

The Rules We Live By: Understanding Your Rights and Alternatives in an HOA

A Homeowner’s Association (HOA) is typically a legal entity created by a real estate developer for the purpose of developing, managing, and selling homes within a community, but may also be a voluntary association of homeowners to protect their property ...

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Avoiding Partition for Tenants in Common

Despite the recent housing downturn, purchasing a piece of property for most people is still expensive. To offset financial burden, several people may decide to get together and purchase a piece of property. This includes friends, unmarried couples, and even ...

The Calm Before the Storm: The Clean Trucks Program and Drayage Services Concession Agreement

Beginning October 1, 2008, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will implement the Clean Trucks Program (“CTP”). It is a collective effort by both Ports as part of the San Pedro Bay Ports’ Clean Air Action Plan. The ...

Are You at Risk from Cybersquatting?

At first glance, the title of this article may invoke images of robots engaged in unsavory practices, but cybersquatting is an aggressive business practice employed by many “entrepreneurs” against both small and large business owners. As we all know, doing ...

Take Preventative Measures to Avoid Liability in Trucking Litigation

Proper screening and hiring of qualified drivers are imperative in minimizing liability to Trucking companies. Federal law regulates motor carriers’ hiring practices and imposes strict record-keeping requirements. Understanding federal hiring practice requirements and maintaining complete and current files will help ...

Termination and Release Agreements: Is Your Business Adequately Protected?

An employer who must terminate an employee or make a reduction of their workforce must make these decisions with a plan of action and take measured steps to assure their business is protected from wrongful termination liability. When presented with ...

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