This weeklong series focusing on the business of law in San Diego kicks off with a look at the construction and real estate legal arenas, including a Q&A with local attorneys.

  • Electricity providers say plan would raise prices

    WASHINGTON -- Consumers will face higher electricity prices if Congress passes a global warming bill without giving utilities some allowances to emit greenhouse gases, electricity providers warned Thursday.

  • EXPERT INSIGHTS: Construction & Real Estate law

    Construction and real estate industries present a potential legal minefield, particularly in the current economic environment. The Daily Transcript asked a few local attorneys to share their expertise in these important sectors, providing insight into how companies and individuals might successfully navigate through a tight market.

  • Obama pledges protections for credit-card users

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Thursday he is determined to get a credit-card law that eliminates the tricky fine print, sudden rate increases and late fees that give millions of consumers headaches.

  • Delphi gets more time to submit plan

    NEW YORK -- A bankruptcy judge on Thursday granted a Delphi Corp. request for more time to come up with a plan to restructure itself without the danger that its lenders might take actions that could force the struggling auto supplier into liquidation.

  • Buckle-up, California

    Earlier this year, the government postponed the Digital TV Transition rollout by six months to allow for a significant amount of viewers to upgrade their television set-ups. One reason was that a lot of older and lower income citizens were about to lose their television access, which is a major resource for the Emergency Broadcast Network. This was a perfect example of technology outgrowing those who rely on it. Similarly, something of this very nature is playing out in the California court system.

  • California attorney general sues Wells Fargo subsidiaries

    SAN FRANCISCO -- California Attorney General Jerry Brown on Thursday accused subsidiaries of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) of fraud in a lawsuit alleging the bank improperly marketed risky investments as "safe and liquid as cash."

  • Financing your company in challenging times

    San Diego is known for its entrepreneurial business community. However, recent events in the financial markets and the weakened economy have made it even more challenging to finance a new business or obtain growth capital for an existing business. Still, there are ways to attract investors and avoid some common mistakes in the financing process.

  • Holder: Won't criminalize terror policy disputes

    WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder left open the possibility Thursday to prosecuting former Bush administration officials but ruled out filing charges merely over disagreements about policy.

  • Low interest rates offer unique estate planning opportunities

    Historically low interest rates combined with low asset values present unique -- and very temporary -- opportunities to pass wealth from one generation to another in a tax-free or tax-advantaged manner. Loans between family members are a great example of such opportunities.

  • Arbitration not necessarily best choice for frugal times

    Despite a perception that arbitration can be less expensive than litigation, fewer businesses are turning to an arbitrator to decide their case.

  • Supreme Court limits warrantless vehicle searches

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that police need a warrant to search the vehicle of someone they have arrested if the person is locked up in a patrol cruiser and poses no safety threat to officers.

  • Luce Forward's Solberg honored by Real Estate Southern California

    Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP attorney Kirsten M. Solberg was honored by Real Estate Southern California as one of its top 30 commercial real estate professionals under the age of 30.

  • Denver district attorney touts benefits of DNA

    While crime typically increases during times of economic strife, the city of Denver has not experienced such an increase in this recession.

  • 24 indicted in San Diego real estate fraud

    Federal prosecutors indicted two dozen people for mortgage fraud, which gained millions for the defendants between 2005 and 2008.

  • Thomas Jefferson puts Webcam at construction site

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law is streaming live video of the construction of its downtown campus on the Web.

  • Attorneys busy with distressed real estate work

    The housing market might be struggling still, but local real estate attorneys are finding themselves plenty busy these days.

Law Week - Monday

Profiles

National News

  • Electricity providers say plan would raise prices

    WASHINGTON -- Consumers will face higher electricity prices if Congress passes a global warming bill without giving utilities some allowances to emit greenhouse gases, electricity providers warned Thursday.

  • Obama pledges protections for credit-card users

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Thursday he is determined to get a credit-card law that eliminates the tricky fine print, sudden rate increases and late fees that give millions of consumers headaches.

  • Delphi gets more time to submit plan

    NEW YORK -- A bankruptcy judge on Thursday granted a Delphi Corp. request for more time to come up with a plan to restructure itself without the danger that its lenders might take actions that could force the struggling auto supplier into liquidation.

  • California attorney general sues Wells Fargo subsidiaries

    SAN FRANCISCO -- California Attorney General Jerry Brown on Thursday accused subsidiaries of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) of fraud in a lawsuit alleging the bank improperly marketed risky investments as "safe and liquid as cash."

  • Holder: Won't criminalize terror policy disputes

    WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder left open the possibility Thursday to prosecuting former Bush administration officials but ruled out filing charges merely over disagreements about policy.

Containing Report

Law Week 2009

From April 27 to May 1, The Daily Transcript celebrates Law Week with a weeklong series honoring the business of law. Coverage includes attorney profiles, Q&As with San Diego legal experts on a variety of topics, and coverage of hot issues like patent reform, employment law, and real estate law.

Companion Reports

Law Week - Friday - 2009

This weeklong series honoring the business of law in San Diego culminates with a look at clean tech and environmental law.

Law Week - Thursday - 2009

This Law Week special report features corporate law, bankruptcy and the economy.

Law Week - Wednesday - 2009

Today's special report takes a closer look at business and employment law.

Law Week - Tuesday - 2009

Intellectual property and education are some of the topics covered in today's special report honoring the business of law.

Archived Reports

Law Week 2009

From April 27 to May 1, The Daily Transcript celebrates Law Week with a weeklong series honoring the business of law. Coverage includes attorney profiles, Q&As with San Diego legal experts on a variety of topics, and coverage of hot issues like patent reform, employment law, and real estate law.