October 2017 Issue

PRESIDEN'TS MESSAGE

by Rob Freund of Greenberg Traurig, LLP

It is hard to believe we are already approaching the end of 2017. This has been a successful year for the Century City Bar Association so far, and I am pleased to report that we have additional exciting events lined up for the remainder of the year and into next year.

In August, we held our first “Third Thursdays” mixer. The inaugural mixer was well attended, and we look forward to continuing to grow this newly established monthly event. As the name suggests, we will be hosting a mixer every third Thursday of the month at Cuvée, so please join us for a drink at the next event, which will be held on Thursday, November 19.

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Instant Inverse
Mark S. Roth, Cozen O'Connor

 

Until recently, inverse condemnation remained a relatively arcane area of California law. A spate of wildfires, spawning litigation by homeowners and their subrogating insurers, has breathed new life into this liability theory.

Inverse condemnation is an eminent domain action initiated by the property owner, rather than the government. Essentially, it is unintended eminent domain-i.e., the defendant did not intend to condemn/damage your property, but, having done so, is now required to pay the fair market value of the damaged property. Its underpinnings are found in Article I, section 19 of the California Constitution which prohibits private property from being taken or damaged for public use without just compensation.

 

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How to Play Texas Hold’em by Lara Gertzen of West LA Poker

 

The game is Texas Hold’em. The same one you see on TV played for millions, but don’t worry - It is also being played in family rooms for pennies.  On November 2, 2017 at the CCBA's upcoming Poker Tournament, here will be a professional dealer from West LA Poker who will do all the shuffling, dealing, and making sure the chips are right. You only need to sit back, relax and play.

Here's how it works...

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Immigration Panel

On September 28, 2017, the CCBA held an immigration panel at Greenberg Traurig entitled "Should I Stay or Should I Go? - Immigration in the Trump Era." The program was moderated by CCBA Board Member Liz Profumo of D'Alessio Law Group. 

 Left to right: Moderator Liz Profumo of D'Alessio Law Group, Frances Hayden of D'Alessio Law Group, Veronica Barba of Lucas & Barba LLP, and Annaluisa Padilla of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). 


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