Billboard Law: Unfair Competition

Unfair competition is a deceptive or wrongful business practice. In California, any illegal act may constitute unfair competition. To constitute “unfair” competition, an act must be inherently wrongful. Simply offering a product at a lower price, or offering to pay higher rent is normal competition. There is nothing “unfair” about that. On the other hand, […]

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Why Acting Now Is Important

Act now… It’s not merely a sales pitch used by eager marketers and retailers. It is prudent advice to those who have pending legal claims against would be defendants. Wait too long to enforce your rights, and your delay could have unwelcome consequences. Sitting on your rights for too long may be considered both unreasonable […]

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Trust Estate Problem

We were told, “… never heard of that before.” “… can’t be done,” and “Good luck with that!” Indeed, a lawyer’s work is sometimes against all odds and a little luck never hurts. But your lawyer’s success does not rest on good fortune alone. In a law practice, the sources of success are neither aimless […]

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Good News for Homeowners

Effective January 1, 2021, the California Homestead Exemption was significantly increased to the greater of $300,000 or the countywide median sale price of a single-family home in the calendar year prior to the year in which the exemption is claimed, not to exceed $600,000. Moreover, the exemption amount, whether $300,000 or $600,000 is adjusted annually […]

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Three Things To Know Before You Place Your Billboard

When you purchase your billboard or lease land to build your own new billboard, there are several factors to consider. At Hamlin | Cody, we have extensive experience handling transactions and litigation concerning billboards and other forms of outdoor and out-of-home advertising. We help landowners and billboard owners understand how to prepare their property correctly […]

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Neighbor Disputes

Unfortunately, neighbor disputes are common. What two people think is appropriate neighborhood behavior may differ, and it can cause unwanted turmoil in a community. You may have neighbors who, despite your many polite notes or interactions, insist on treating part of your land as if it were theirs. Some neighbors may be disrespectful and it […]

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