New Laws for 2019, Round One

The Legislature passed and Governor Jerry signed 1016 laws this…

Heavenly Valley Liable for Runaway Rescue Sled?

Accidents happen. Sometimes they happen in our backyard – like…

Bulwer-Lytton 2018 Winners; And Election Recommendations

As you faithful readers recall, we annually present a handful…

Jim Porter's Recommendations for November 6 Local Elections

Last week we made our recommendations for the State Propositions…

Deck Structural Failure: A Pain In The Neck - Literally and Figuratively

On July 17, 1981 a group of 1,600 people gathered to watch and…

Porter's Recommendations for November 6 State Propositions

Remember, yours truly is a moderate Democrat and not an anti-tax…

Contractor Waives Right to Compel Arbitration by Seeking to Foreclose Mechanic's Lien

One of a contractor’s most valuable statutory rights in a dispute…

Yellowjackets Give Rise to Lawsuit

From time to time, year to year, we occasionally suffer from…

Some Good Deeds May Go Unpunished – Good Samaritan Statutes

If a person needs help in an emergency situation, they would…