California Amends Law Protecting Servicemembers

On September 19, 2018, Governor Brown approved Assembly Bill 3232, which amends California law protecting servicemembers to make it more consistent with the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief ACt (SCRA).  Among other things, the new law provides certain protections to servicemembers seeking to terminate a lease early or facing eviction.  The […]

December 9, 2018 | Landlord-Tenant Law |

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California Amends Law Prohibiting Price-Gouging During States of Emergency

On September 21, 2018, Governor Brown approved Assembly Bill 1919, which amends California’s law prohibiting price gouging during states of emergency effective as of January 1, 2019. The revised law adds a new Government Code section 8588.8 and modifies California Penal Code section 396. In that regard, AB 1919 provides […]

December 9, 2018 | Landlord-Tenant Law |

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The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 (PTFA) Has Been Reinstated

On May 24, 2018, Senate Bill 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, was signed into law. The bill, designed to amend regulations put in place by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, reinstates the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA).  Originally introduced in 2009, the PTFA “contained protections […]

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NOTICE TO PAY RENT OR QUIT THAT ALLOWS PERSONAL DELIVERY OF RENT MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, BUT NOT ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY, DOES NOT EXTEND THE NOTICE PERIOD

In Hsieh v. Pederson, decided May 8, 2018, a lease for residential premises required the landlord to provide a 14-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit instead of the statutorily required Three-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit. The landlord served the tenant with a 14-Day Notice to Pay Rent […]

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Ruzicka, Wallace & Coughlin, LLP’s Website Wins Muse Creative Award

Ruzicka, Wallace & Coughlin, LLP is pleased to announce that its website won a prestigious 2018 Rose Gold Award.  Muse Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals that celebrates excellence in the craft and art of communications. We want to thank our excellent web designers at PaperStreet Web Design. Great […]

April 2, 2018 | Law Firm News |

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Attorney Nicole Vettraino Recognized by the State Bar of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law

We are pleased to announce that attorney Nicole Vettraino, who is “Of Counsel” with Ruzicka, Wallace & Coughlin, LLP, has been recognized by the State Bar of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. The State Bar of California program for certifying legal specialists […]

October 20, 2017 | Law Firm News |

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