Christopher B. Dolan

Making the most of the initiative process

This week’s question comes from PZ, who asks: Q: “I discovered that…

What happens when someone dies without a will?

This week’s question comes from Nathan P. in San Carlos, who asks:…

Tesla’s ‘autopilot’ crash is further proof of technology flaws

This week’s question comes from Marianne K. in Pacific Heights, who asks:…

Who is liable for a defective product?

This week’s question comes from Robert W. in Pinole, who writes: Q:…

Robo-car death a classic example of profit vs. safety

On Sunday night in Tempe, Ariz., a woman pushing her bike across…

If you’re in the stands, keep your eye on the ball

This week’s question coincides with baseball season, which is the perfect time…

State gun laws reinforce law enforcement efforts

This week’s question comes from an East Bay reader who wishes to…

Lactation in the workplace

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California among states with toughest gun-control laws

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When negligence ‘speaks for itself’

This week’s question comes from Dawn E. in the Mission District, who…

Human trafficking can take many forms

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Laundry pods pose serious health risk to kids

This week’s question was first asked in May 2016 by Susan in…

New Parent Leave Act provides employees with job-protected leave

This week’s question comes from Samantha in Oakland, who writes: Q: “Since…

Tenant tips for collecting a security deposit

This week’s question comes from Maria in Fairfield, who asks: Q: “My…

What is a ‘reasonable’ workplace accommodation?

This week’s question comes from Janet M. in South San Francisco, who…

California laws for owning and operating a cannabis business

This week’s question comes from Robin D. in San Francisco, who asks:…

Patients hurt by abuse of power

This week’s question comes from Harriette in Marin, who asks: Q: “I…

Survival actions and wrongful death scenarios

This week’s question comes from Mike B., who asks: Q: “What happens…

The thin line between lawful detention and false imprisonment

This week’s question comes from Lionel T. in South San Francisco, who…

California law protects gift card users

This week’s question was first published in 2013, and comes from Kim…