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The History of Independence Day

Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July in the United States, has been a federal holiday since 1941.  In June of 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the American Revolution weighed a resolution that … Continue reading

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CPA/Law Society Presents “Tech Startups: What You Need to Know”

Co-Chairs, Ferguson Case Orr Paterson’s Lauren Rad and Lockton Insurance Service’s Lars Rathje of the CPA/Law Society will be hosting “Tech Startups: What You Need to Know,” Friday, June 24th at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. The panel … Continue reading

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Brent Dickey Named Best in Baseball and Top Pitcher of the Year!

After reaching the Division 4 semifinals, the St. Bonaventure High School baseball team has posted top honors on the all-tri-Valley League team. Brent Dickey, son of Christy Dickey was named best in baseball as well as one of the top … Continue reading

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Wendy Lascher Played a Part in the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 9 Decision

Partner Wendy Lascher played a small part in the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 9 decision in Williams v. Pennsylvania, 579 U.S. ___ (2016). Overturning a lower court decision upholding a death sentence, the Supreme Court held, “ … under the … Continue reading

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Law Day 5K Race

Once again, Ferguson Case Orr Paterson is a proud Starting Line Sponsor of the 33nd annual Law Day 5K Race held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Kimball Community Park in Ventura. The 5K runs begins at 8:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Michael Velthoen will be presenting “Workplace Flexibility – Does it Exist?”

Please join managing partner Michael Velthoen for his presentation to the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council’s – “Workplace Flexibility- Does it Exist?.” The Seminar shall take place on June 8, 2016, at the Courtyard Marriott in Oxnard. Michael will … Continue reading

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Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP was recognized by the Ventura County Star

Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP was recognized in an article by the Ventura County Star regarding local businesses announcing honors, new hires, and other developments. The article recognizes appellate attorney Wendy Lascher being named to the 2016 Southern California Super … Continue reading

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Obtaining a Potentially Valuable Business

On January 17, 2015, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) implemented a new fee schedule, lowering the cost of certain trademark fees and introducing a new “Reduced Fee” trademark application form. The revised schedule decreased some application types … Continue reading

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Being Aware of Educational Rights for Children

Children of all abilities are entitled to an education that will help them prosper. For some children this includes extensive evaluations and meetings that lead to participation in special education and other educational services. For any parent, it is helpful … Continue reading

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NON-COMPETITION AGREEMENTS AND DIVORCE; WHERE BUSINESS AND DIVORCE COLLIDE

Under California law, spouses owe fiduciary duties to each other that mirror those owed between business partners. Those fiduciary duties, however, end upon the entry of a divorce judgment and distribution of the community’s assets. Now, imagine that, in addition … Continue reading

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