Monthly Archives: April 2019

Are Jumbo Loans Making a Real Comeback? Not Really

Are Jumbo Loans Making a Real Comeback? Not Really Some of the latest data suggest lenders might be loosening their spigots when it comes to jumbo loans. Nonetheless, problems still abound for borrowers of such loans, ranging from relatively large down payments to slow processing times, to name a
Posted in Real Estate

Paradox of More New Loans to Small Businesses and Still Decline in Business Lending

Paradox of More New Loans to Small Businesses and Still Decline in Business Lending One of the conundrums of lending world is two incompatible accounts of statistics told by banks and regulators. Banks offer statistics that small business lending has improved compared to previous fiscal quarters. However, regulators – notably the Federal Reserve without
Posted in Business Planning

Entering the Entertainment World: Who is an Agent?

The agent in the Entertainment World Who is an Agent In the entertainment industry, a talent agent is essential for success in a professional ecosystem that is infamous for its hyper-competitiveness. An agent can work for musicians, actors, dancers, athletes, and even writers. The agent’s main priority is to promote
Posted in Entertainment Law

Bribing the Jury

Bribing the Jury A fundamental and important aspect of the justice system in California (and the US) is the impartiality, fairness, and equal treatment the process affords to those who enter it. As such, all those involved in the justice system are bound
Posted in Criminal Defense

A Citizen’s Arrest – Details on the Concept

A Citizen’s Arrest – Details on the Concept On TV, in movies, or even in the news we are often confronted with stories about regular citizens arresting someone they believe has committed a crime. Many times, these citizens are hailed as heroes, but it is important to understand
Posted in Criminal Defense

What is a TV Development Contract?

What is a TV Development Contract What is a TV Development Contract? Such a contract is produced when a TV network wishes to produce a ‘risky’ TV program. Typically, this program is first shown to a focus group before committing to a pilot. A development contract
Posted in Business Law

What Is Plea Bargaining?

  What Is Plea Bargaining? In the criminal justice system, many convictions do not receive full trials. In fact, only fewer than ten percent of cases go to trial. The rest will experience some form of plea bargaining.  Plea bargaining
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Screenwriters: Why You Need a Lawyer

Screenwriters: Why You Need a Lawyer In creative fields, the projects you create can originally come from other source material, but the inspiration behind them are unique to your imagination. As such, there is a natural tendency to want to ensure each project is adequately protected
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Law Against Attempted Murder

Law Against Attempted Murder When someone is killed, the prosecution must decide on the charge they will pursue against the defendant and this will depend on the context of the crime. There are varying degrees of murder or manslaughter, but the law also accounts
Posted in Criminal Defense

Boating Under the Influence

Boating Under the Influence You often hear about driving under the influence (DUI) charges for someone who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol and operating a motor vehicle. However, many do not realize that operating a boat while under the influence (BUI)
Posted in Driving Violations