January 28, 2019. It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the death today of our Paralegal and, for all intents and purposes, our right arm, Tiffany Smith-Daughtery. Never boring, often vivacious, and fiercely determined are only some of the appropriate adjectives to describe Tiffany. Her smile brightened the day for many a client and staff here at E.D.A. Law. She showed a willingness to learn and improve her craft and became a valuable asset to this firm. Her zest for life will be … [Read more...] about Our lost team member
When people talk about getting high on the Lord, this probably not what they had in mind. The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) and the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation-Cannabis Enforcement Unit (DOI-CEU), in coordination with the Costa Mesa Police Department and local agencies, executed a search warrant on an unlicensed cannabis retail location in Costa Mesa called, "Church of Peace and Glory." Hallelujah and pass that joint, brother. Only, this activity has no First … [Read more...] about Bureau of Cannabis Control takes action against unlicensed cannabis business disguised as a church
In December 2017, Judge Donna Geck of the Santa Barbara County Superior Court ordered the University of California at Santa Barbara to reinstate "John Doe", a student UCSB previously expelled for allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend and directed the university to reconsider the student’s appeal. UCSB expelled the student, ("John Doe"), after a university investigator found it was more likely than not that Doe followed his ex-girlfriend on campus, sent her threatening text messages and phone … [Read more...] about UC Santa Barbara held in contempt of Court for picking sides in a sexual misconduct proceeding
We want to wish you all a happy and healthy New Year. Please be safe out there and remember, don't take the breathalyzer in California. As we leave one year, the great state of California has some important changes coming in 2015. Today we will focus on some of the new law bound to have an impact on businesses, employers and employees in 2015. Below is a summary of some of the major changes that affect a wide swath of businesses. Later this week, we will look at some changes in criminal law for … [Read more...] about Goodbye 2014. Hello to new Business Laws in 2015
As a lawyer one of the most persistently interesting experiences I have is hearing the various tales of the public's interactions with police officers. They vary from stories of horrible police conduct to police officers going above and beyond the call of duty to serve the public, not only by risking their lives, but by just taking the extra step to let the public know the police were public servants and not an invading army. These experiences vary from place to place and from … [Read more...] about Tips on how to deal with the Police and not make an idiot out of yourself.