State Seeks Dismissal Of Federal Court Challenge To California Quota Laws

In July, a Texas non-profit membership association filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District (Western Division) of California, Alliance For Fair Board Recruitment v. Weber, Case No. 2:21-cv-05644-RGK-RAO (July...

Identity Thief Impersonates DFPI

It seems that no one's identity is immune from theft, including financial regulators.  Last week, the California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation announced that it received a complaint from a California resident regarding an email...

A New Book Of Exodus

And these are the names of California companies who came out of California . . . .  The California Policy Center, which describes itself as "an educational non-profit working for the prosperity of all Californians by eliminating public-sector...

DFPI Issues Report On California Finance Lenders

As 2021 begins drawing to close, the Department of Financial Protection & Innovation has released its 2020 Annual Report of Finance Lenders, Brokers, and PACE Administrators Licensed Under the California Financing Law.   According to the report, the...

Study Throws Wet Blanket On Other Constituency Statutes

An "other constituency statute" permit, but do not require, boards of directors to consider non-shareholder interests (such as the interests of employees, the environment, et cetera) when making decisions.  California and Delaware are among a...

Is Zero-Fee, Zero Penalty Banking In California's Future?

Last month, Governor Newsom signed AB 1177, the California Public Banking Option Act.  The law's title is more impressive than accurate, for it does not actually create a public bank.  Rather, the law requires the Treasurer to convene a "Blue Ribbon...

Some Lawyers Must Soon Be Licensed By The DFPI

California had been one of 16 states that did not require licensing of debt collectors.  That changed last year with the enactment of the Debt Collection Licensing Act.  2020 Cal. Stats. ch. 163 (SB 908).  The DCLA will effect at the beginning of...

Does A Partner Have An Interest In Partnership Property That Can Be Transferred?

Under California's former general partnership law, a partner was a "coowner with the other partners of specific partnership property  holding as a tenant in partnership."  Former Cal. Corp. Code § 15025(1).  Whether this was actually the case was ...

Governor Appoints New Commissioner - Go Bears!

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the appointment of Clothilde “Cloey” Hewlett to serve as California's next Commissioner of the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation.  Ms. Hewlett has been serving as the executive director...

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