Abalone Sport Season Opens May 1

California’s 2017 red abalone sport fishing season is set to open on May 1st. The 2017 season opener is delayed from the traditional opening date of April 1st, and will close one month earlier as well, on October 31st. Additionally, the annual bag limit is reduced from 18 abalone to 12. Other abalone sport fishing regulations remain unchanged. The California … Read More

No Right to A Jury Trial in a Whistleblower Case against Health Facilities

This month, the California Supreme Court decided a very important decision for health facility employers and employees.  California law, at Health & Safety Code section 1278.5, provides protections for patients, nurses, members of a medical staff, or other health care workers who notify government entities of suspected unsafe patient care and conditions.  A health care facility is prohibited from then … Read More

When a Loved One is Conserved

What do you do when a family member who is conserved is injured by another’s negligence?  “Conserved”  means that a court appointed conservator, depending on the court’s order, may have authority over both the person (including where the person may be living, such as in an appropriate facility for their needs) and their finances (the estate).  Normally this is done when a … Read More

Deadlines in Cannabis-Related Permitting

Since the December 31, 2016 deadline passed, many cannabis farmers have asked what the next deadlines are that may apply to them. A couple of deadlines of which cannabis farmers should be aware: Six months from the date initial application submitted – any entity or individual who applied to Humboldt County Planning for any of the three permit types is … Read More