Judge rules University of California System can’t use SAT and ACT tests for admissions

Today (September 1, 2020,) a judge in Alameda County announced a groundbreaking decision in Kawika Smith v. Regents of the University of California, granting a preliminary injunction that requires the UC system to stop using the…

Wireless Small Cell 5G Update and Advisory

The information below pertains to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s litigation decision regarding Federal Communications Commission orders on wireless infrastructure deployments (small cells), moratorium, and pole attachments. As your attorneys, we believe that this information…

Social Distancing Protocol

Dear OMLO Clients and Friends Our offices are currently closed to the public.  We are well prepared and have been successful in serving our clients remotely.  Our leadership team has employed proactive measures to ensure that…

Local Cannabis Events on the Horizon?

AB 2020 Authorizes Local Governments to Designate Areas Where Cannabis Events May Be Hosted. Effective January 1, 2019, AB 2020 allows local governments to identify venues that may be used to host cannabis events. Prior to…

Brent J. Lehman Publishes Article on Cyber Bullying in Los Angeles Lawyer

Brent J. Lehman Publishes Article on Cyber Bullying in Los Angeles Lawyer

Thomas M. Madruga and Deborah Lee-Germain Obtain Favorable Settlement After Seven Day Trial

Congratulations to Thomas M. Madruga and Deborah Lee-Germain who argued successfully for Settlement in the matter of Gabrielle G. Lopez v. City of Inglewood.

Rick Olivarez joins LA Latino Chamber of Commerce

As of January 2018, Rick Olivarez was appointed to the board of the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce. The LALCC supports Latino owned businesses in Los Angeles county.

New State Housing Laws

On September 29, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed over a dozen laws designed to address the statewide housing affordability and homelessness crises. Effective January 1, 2018, these new housing laws create permanent and prospective funding sources…

Law & Ethics: Understanding the Rules of the Game

Rick Olivarez has been invited to speak in San Antonio, Texas on the topic of “Law & Ethics: Understanding the Rules of the Game” for the Latino Center for Leadership Development on Sunday, March 4th, 2017….

Legal Alert: Supreme Court Rules Independent Contractors Liable Under Section 1090

The California Supreme Court ruled that certain independent contractors are not excluded from Government Code section 1090.  Section 1090 prohibits “public officers and employees from making contracts in which they have a financial interest when they…

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