Interim Suspension Order Issued Against California Horse Racing Board Equine Medical Director, Jeff Blea, Pending Full Investigation and Formal Hearing

By Stella Gerson On January 28, 2022, Judge Nana Chin, Administrative Law Judge for the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), granted the Veterinary Medical Board’s (VMB) Petition for Interim Suspension and Cease Practice Order against the license of Jeff A Continue reading

Medical Board Seeks Significant Reform to Address Recent Controversies

By Divya Sriharan On January 5, 2022, the President and Vice President of the Medical Board of California (MBC) sent a letter on behalf of the Board to California Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Continue reading

New Law Makes Illegal Dumping a Cause for Disciplinary Action by Contractors State License Board

By Thomas A. T. Ferrari AB 246 (Quirk), as introduced January 13, 2021, and revised April 8, 2021, repeals and adds section 7110 to the Business and Professions Code relating to contractors. This bill explicitly makes a licensed contractor’s unlawful Continue reading

California State Auditor Finds State Bar Did Not Effectively Manage Its System for Investigating and Disciplining Attorneys Who Abuse the Public Trust

By Ian Ross On April 29, 2021, Elaine Howle, the California State Auditor presented her audit of the State Bar of California’s discipline and bar examination administration systems. The State Auditor conducted this audit pursuant to section 6145(b) of the Continue reading

State Bar Challenges Tom Girardi Protective Conservatorship, Files Disciplinary Charges

By Kirstin Jensvold-Rumage On March 12, 2021, the State Bar of California filed a verified objection to a petition for temporary conservatorship of attorney Thomas Girardi’s person and estate in Conservatorship of Thomas V. Girardi, Case No. 21STPB00413, in Probate Continue reading

Department of Business Oversight settles with TitleMax of California, Inc. on disciplinary charges

By James D. Colleran On December 16, 2019, the Department of Business Oversight (DBO) announced that it entered into a settlement agreement with TitleMax of California, a subsidiary of the nationwide financial lender TitleMax, which operates 65 California Financing Law Continue reading