Jul 13, 2020
Native Americans Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic
Jun 19, 2020
As the Black Lives Matter movement makes waves throughout the nation, qualified immunity, a legal doctrine first introduced in 1967, is a vital part of the conversation. Initially used to defend law enforcement officials who were acting in good faith, qualified immunity is applied to cases involving the use of excessive or deadly force by the police. It has been invoked in recent events surrounding in the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. However, these tragedies and police responses...
May 26, 2020
According to the health community, preparation is one way to address medical emergencies. Notably, it is often unforeseen events such as illness, physical or mental disabilities, or even death that causes trepidation. Advanced directives are legal documents that can address such issues to which no one is never too young or old to consider these matters. Many of these documents can be obtained without counsel and provide a recorded self-declaration on how you desire medical treatment in the...
Apr 17, 2020
The Re-Emergence of the Italian Regional State Issue and the Coronavirus Emergency
Apr 6, 2020
The COB Legal Research Center (LRC) is pleased to announce its gratuitous membership to the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). Access to this new resource will provide individuals to the LRC unlimited use of legal resources, including but not limited, to textbooks, informational tutorials and other valuable legal information.
Apr 1, 2020
Pane e Pomodoro DOING BUSINESS IN ITALY Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Time and Zoom Link on flyer Speaker: Allison E. Butler, JD, CSULB Lecturer in the COB Legal Studies in Business Program, Advisor to the COB Legal Resource Center, and licensed California and Florida attorney, will discuss her comparative research on contract law while fulfilling a U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award at the University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italia. Tentative Guest Speakers from the University of Bari Aldo...
Mar 24, 2020
Native Americans are known for their distinctive cultures and special symbols. Protecting these cultures from being abused is difficult. In the article "Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge, and Traditional Cultural Expressions in Native American Tribal Codes,” author Dalindyebo Bafana Shabalala explains what is considered as Native American intellectual property and why it needs protection. According to Shabalala, Native American intellectual property includes traditional knowledge,...
Mar 18, 2020
Under Business Section of the Highlights of New California Laws Elimination of private prisons and immigration detaining centers phased out by 2028. See AB 32 effective January 1, 2020.
Feb 24, 2020
The new state law is mandatory health insurance for all legal citizens of California. Effective January 1, 2020, this new law states that it is mandatory for Californians to have health insurance from 2020 forward. Proposed by state officials, this law is only reviving the requirement that if Californians do not get the health insurance they will be faced with penalties in the next year, 2021. A single uninsured California adult could receive a charge from the state of $695 or pay 2.5% of their...