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Bayconsumerlaw.com is a public service sponsored by the Law Office of David W. Martin that provides an introduction to the litigation process and an overview of a variety of legal issues frequently faced by consumers and small businesses. The information contained herein is intended to educate visitors about important fundamental legal concepts and issues.
The general information provided on this website is intended to introduce the reader to the litigation process and provide and introduction to various bodies of business and consumer-related law. The information contained on this site is not intended as a substitute for legal advice.
The topics and situations discussed on this site are the result of a compilation of real-life issues confronted by actual clients, from questions posed by visitors to the site, and from the practical experiences of contributing legal professionals. The outline below summarizes the topics discussed in the various site-navigation categories.
The OVERVIEW section of this site contains general information about the litigation process, as well as possible alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options, and common-sense strategies that may help to avoid legal conflicts. We also discuss collection of judgments and tips for finding the right lawyer for your particular case.
Our BUSINESS section discusses entity formation for corporations, LLCs and other business forms, and circumstances where the law can “pierce the veil” of limited liability protection. This section also provides an overview of contract disputes, as well as shareholder/partnership issues, and provides information about the risks associated with third-party tort liability.
The CONSUMER section provides an introduction to various bodies of law that are designed to enhance fairness for consumers and public safety such as antitrust, fair debt collection, financial elder abuse, lending regulations, and products liability law; and provides links to federal and state consumer protection agencies.
The EMPLOYMENT section covers a wide-range of job-related topics. There is a section discussing prohibited types of employment discrimination, and an overview of wrongful termination / “at will” employment under California law. We discuss a variety of common employment contract provisions, and summarize California’s wage & hour restrictions and regulations.
The HOUSING section provides vital housing-related information. The HOMEOWNERS section discusses lending regulations, strategies to avoid foreclosure, and other relevant issues. For RENTERS, there is an overview of landlord / tenant law and a discussion of various rights and responsibilities applicable to rental properties such as local rent control, the implied warranty of habitability and rules governing security deposits.
Our INJURIES section provides an introduction to accidents and the law of negligence, as well as strict products liability for manufacturing, design and warning defects. There is a section discussing liability for dog and other animal-related damage, as well as an overview of workplace injuries & workers’ compensation law. We also outline the legal framework that determines whether punitive damages might be awarded.