The Fair Labor Standard Act (“FLSA”) requires that employers pay covered employees at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked, and time and one-half for all hours worked in excess of forty hours in a single work week.   Under federal law, “work” is defined as “physical or mental exertion (whether burdensome or not) […]

The Superior Court of Orange County has implemented a unique program aimed at helping defaulting borrowers and lenders reach a common ground in the foreclosure war.  The goal of the program is to prevent foreclosure-related lawsuits from clogging the court docket and being drawned out in expensive and time-consuming litigation.  Under the program, once a defaulting homeowner files […]

Family law is the one area where the cases are abundant and the majority of the litigants are pro per (not represented by counsel).  Due to the high-volume court dockets and limited resources, many courts have adopted local rules to facilitate order to show cause hearings (where you ask the court to make an order) […]

So you formed a corporation or a LLC for your small business. Think your personal assets are safe from lawsuits or creditors–think again! The law allows a third party to “pierce the corporate veil” to hold the shareholder(s) liable for any claims asserted against the corporation.  Under this doctrine, if the third party is successful, the court will regard the […]

For the avid Yelp reviewers out there, a new decision from the California Court of Appeals may make you think twice about posting an unfavorable business review. In Wong v. Tai Jing et al.,, a pediatric dentist sued the parents of the child she previously treated for posting a negative Yelp review accusing her of various […]

On January 1, 2011, a new law became effective in California.  Code of Civil Procedure Section 580(e) provides as follows: (a) No judgment shall be rendered for any deficiency under a note secured by a first deed of trust or first mortgage for a dwelling of not more than four units, in any case in […]

If the trustee’s sale of your home had been scheduled and you believe that your lender or mortgagor have violated your rights, please contact Regal Law Office for a free initial telephone consultation. We can help you today!

Thought you got a great deal in the buyer’s market? Sold your home to finance your new dream home? Then finding out that your dream home is actually up side down for $392,000.00 more than what you bargained for? In Holmes et al., v. Summer et al.,, Buyers brought suit againt Sellers’ real estate […]


  The Family Code provides that the court has the discretion to order one party to pay the other party’s attorney’s fees in a contested divorce proceeding to ensure that each party has access to adequate representation.  However, attorney’s fees can also be awarded to sanction a party pursuant to sections 271 and 2107, subdivision (c).  […]