Archive for August, 2016

Fresno County Unemployment Rate 2006-2016 (2016-8-25)

This chart shows the unemployment rate in Fresno County (on a monthly basis) from 2006 to 2016.  It is based on the official data compiled by the California Economic Development Department. (click to enlarge) Some points of interest: ● The highest monthly unemployment rate was 18.4% in February 2010. ● The lowest monthly unemployment rate […]






Rancho Mirage Country Club v. Hazelbaker – Another Reason Not to Fight Your Homeowners Association (2016-8-16)

There’s an old saying – “You can’t fight city hall.”  In the case of a homeowners association, the saying should be, “You can’t afford to fight a homeowners association.”  Because the deck is stacked against the homeowner. In the recent case of Rancho Mirage Country Club Homeowners Ass’n v. Thomas B. Hazelbaker (Aug. 8, 2016) […]






What is an Account Stated? (A Common Law Cause of Action that Has Outlived its Usefulness) (2016-8-10)

California still recognizes certain antiquated common law causes of action.  When I say antiquated, I mean that the cause of action has been known at law from longer than 600 years. One of the common law causes of action is the “account stated.”  Here’s an explanation from Karl Llewellyn, the principal draftsman of UCC Article […]