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At a joint press conference today, December 4, 2020, Health Officers for the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and Santa Clara as well as the City of Berkeley announced that they are adopting the Governor’s Regional Stay Home Order ahead of schedule. While the Bay Area region is estimated to reach the 15% Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity later in December than all other regions in the state, these specific Health Directors stated that they think now is the time to act.

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As COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the state, the regulatory landscape is once again changing as local and state authorities try to stem the tide. Look here for information about new requirements that may apply to your dealership.

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Scali Rasmussen has been included in the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2020 list of "Most Admired Law Firms." The journal's Publisher and CEO Josh Schimmels says the list of LA's top firms to work for is comprised of "particularly outstanding law firms who are consciously working towards creating diverse, positive, and supportive environments to help drive the success of their attorneys."

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Los Angeles County issued a temporary stay at home order on November 27, 2020 that will be effective Monday, November 30 and last through December 20. The order further limits business in the county and prohibits all gatherings of individuals from different households.

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Among the most important features of the CCPA is that it vests most of the law’s enforcement with the California Attorney General’s Office. That means that private plaintiffs may not enforce most of the law’s provisions. This article looks at the tea leaves regarding the Attorney General’s enforcement to see what the future may hold.

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As of November 6, 2020, it appears that California voters have approved Proposition 24, which will expand the reach and enforcement of the already groundbreaking California Consumer Privacy Act. With three-quarters of the anticipated votes counted, the measure is up by 1.5 million votes, a lead that is unlikely to be overtaken.

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Scali Rasmussen Founder and Managing Partner, Christian Scali, is once again recognized as a nominee for the Los Angeles Business Journal's 2020 'Leaders in Law Awards.' The journal's Publisher and CEO, Josh Schimmels, states "the nominees have made great accomplishments within their organizations and communities and it is a privilege to recognize all the law professionals for their ongoing efforts and contributions in our Los Angeles market."

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Earlier this year the Department of Defense rescinded its guidance effectively prohibiting the sale of GAP contracts to “covered” military borrowers. This is a victory for service members and their families, who will once again have access to financial products that protect them in the event of a total vehicle loss. This article covers the remaining requirements regarding the Military Lending Act and how dealers should design their compliance.

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Data breaches continue to be among the biggest risks that businesses face today. This is due to both the prevalence of bad actors that seek to access and use consumer data for criminal purposes, as well as laws, such as the CCPA, that allow consumers to bring private actions against businesses for a data breach. One of the simplest steps a business can take to prevent a data breach is to limit access to sensitive data.

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