Author: Eric Lay

Supreme Court Decides College Athletes Fate

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Fred Penney, managing partner of Penney and Associates attorney’s, weighs in on the United States Supreme Court case National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston et al.,. https://www.penneylawyers.com/locations/sacramento/ . The case was decided on June 21, 2021, and concerns whether college athletes can receive compensation or equivalent for educational purposes. In other words, can the National […]

Looking at Self-Driving Car Accidents from an Injury and Criminal Lawyers’ Perspective

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On March 18, 2018, the first known automobile accident death by a self-driving car occurred in Tempe, Arizona where a Volvo XC90 SUV struck Elaine Herzberg while crossing the street with her bicycle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Elaine_Herzberg. As the managing partner of Penney and Associates, Injury lawyers I have thought about the ramifications of this accident for years. How […]

What is a Trademark and How Does it Work?

A trademark is defined as “a word, phrase, symbol, or design, or a combination thereof, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others” (USPTO) Trademarks are an essential part of your business.  They represent your goodwill, your reputation, and they’re how people can tell the difference between […]

A Federal Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes Is Imminent (And Here’s What You Need to Know)

The White House says that we should soon expect an announcement of a ban on vaping and e-cigarette products. But even as we are anticipating an upcoming federal ban on e-cigarettes and flavored cartridges, a number of states have already issued sweeping bans on the sale of vapes and other vaping products and accessories, implemented […]

What Does it Take to Become a Lawyer?

So, you want to be a lawyer? Lawyers help settle disputes and other legal issues, representing individuals and businesses, as well as organizations and government agencies. In order to join the ranks of lawyers in the United States, you will need to: Finish high school Complete an undergraduate course (a bachelor’s degree) Take the LSATs […]

What is a Civil Law Suit

There are many types of court proceedings in our justice system. They are usually divided into three classes – criminal, civil, and administrative. Each type seeks to address a different kind of issue or complaint. Among the three classifications, civil suits are the most common. Mainly, it is how a person seeks to redress the […]

When Are You Required to Pay Child Support?

This is, understandably, a prickly topic but it is a necessary question for the parties involved. In the vast majority of child support issues, it is the mother who is the custodial parent, and it is the father of the child– the non-custodial parent– who pays child support. So, it’s usually the case of the […]