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Since the law is constantly changing and will vary based on different facts and circumstances, statements on this Web site regarding the status of a given law or legal issue may not be current or applicable to your particular situation. Other jurisdictions may have laws and regulations which differ substantially from those of California. You should not take any action based on the information in this Web site.

The conduct of the lawyers of the Firm is regulated by California’s Rules of Professional Conduct. Those rules apply to communications, solicitations and advertising, and also to testimonials and endorsements. The contents of this website could be considered to be a communication and solicitation, or a form of advertising, under Rule 1-400. Any recommendations, testimonials or endorsements found on this website do not amount to a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of any legal matter for which the lawyers of the Firm might be retained, or in which the lawyers of the Firm might become involved.

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