California estate planning basics

Law firm Rushing McCarl LLP gave a free seminar on the basics of estate planning for California residents.

California law firm takes stand against casteism in the workplace

Rushing McCarl filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Ambedkar International Center in a landmark case targeting caste discrimination in California workplaces.

Read my lips: masks can discriminate against the hearing-impaired

Masks can help protect us from virus transmission, but they also risk socially isolating those who depend on lip-reading, leaving them unable to communicate.

What is an estate plan, and do I need one?

An estate plan is a set of documents that distributes your assets and helps ensure that your wishes are carried out. Think of it as a set of gifts and instructions that you give to your loved ones.

Understanding California’s Unfair Competition Law

California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) gives consumers robust protection against unscrupulous business owners.

Facial recognition technology and the Fourth Amendment

The law often must adapt long-established legal frameworks to address novel problems, and sometimes legal solutions do not keep pace with technological innovation.

Do business interruption insurance policies cover COVID-19 losses?

Do business interruption insurance policies cover COVID-19 losses? Some courts may hold that the answer is yes, according to a new Daily Journal article by Ryan McCarl and John Rushing.

COVID-19 and contract defenses

What are some possible defenses to COVID-19-related failures to perform under a contract?

COVID-19 business interruption insurance class action survives motion to dismiss

In an important ruling, U.S. District Judge Stephen Bough allowed a group of hair salons and restaurants to move forward with a class action for business interruption coverage based on COVID-19.

How businesses can manage COVID-19 legal risks

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses significant liability risk for businesses. In this update, Rushing McCarl will highlight a few of the issues that businesses should consider as they consider reopening to the public.