After over two years of statewide eviction moratoria in the forms of executive orders, Judicial Council rules, and legislation, California's eviction moratorium was scheduled to come to an end on March 31, 2022. However, on March 31, 2022, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, serving as acting governor while Governor Gavin Newsom was out of state, signed Assembly Bill 2179 into law, which took effect immediately. The bill extends tenant protections and places restrictions on local governments, as described in this alert. Like previous eviction restrictions, these new rules apply equally to owners and operators of senior communities...
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City of Salinas' Ordinance Violates Federal Religious Land Use Protections Because it Treats Theaters and Places of Religious Assembly Differently
Key Points The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the City of Salinas's challenged zoning ordinance did not violate the "substantial burden" provision of the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 ("RLUIPA") but that it did violate the "equal terms" provision...
May 12, 2022 (San Francisco, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm serving all of California and beyond, is pleased to announce new leadership appointments. Adam Hofmann will serve as the Sacramento Market Leader and Gilbert Tsai will serve as the San Francisco Market Leader. Hanson Bridgett's Market Leaders provide regional leadership, strengthen the firm's community presence, and foster growth across California...
May 6, 2022 (San Francisco, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm serving all of California and beyond, has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for the eighth year. The award is presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The firm ranked 9th in the large companies category. The companies in Hanson Bridgett's category (200-499 employees) that made the 2022 Best Places to Work list were ranked highest by their employees on values like solid compensation and benefits offerings, management practices, fun, collaborative culture, and other defining characteristics...
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