New Homeowner Laws for 2013

By Rema Haddad – Delt Law Clerk – TJSL Class of 2014 Looking back to 2007, a financial crisis in the housing bubble transpired. The crux of this crisis can be attributed to the poor practices of the mortgage companies that issued loans to people who cannot afford to repay them. On January 17, 2013, […]

Assault Weapons and Gun Control

By Christine Dixon – Delt Law Clerk – Cal-Western Class of 2014 Assault weapon: noun. Any of various automatic or semiautomatic firearms; especially: assault rifle. Merriam-Webster’s definition seems so simple for such a hotly contested topic. In 1994, a federal assault weapons ban was passed as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement […]

Junior Seau v. The National Football League

In May of 2012, Junior Seau, the iconic Charger’s football player, committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest. His biopsy revealed that he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a debilitating brain disease, which was caused by repetitive injuries or hits to the head. On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Seau’s family filed a lawsuit […]

California Homeowner’s Bill of Rights

Anna Savina – Delt Law Clerk – Cal. Western Class of 2013 Since 2008, approximately 1.2 million Californians have lost their homes to foreclosure. Foreclosures affect not only those whose homes were actually foreclosed on, but neighboring homes as well. A Harvard/MIT study titled, “Forced Sales and House Prices,” found that sellers within a quarter […]

Gay Marriage, DOMA, and the Supreme Court

Armen Shakoorian – Delt Law Clerk – Cal Western Class of 2014 The topic of same-sex marriage is both highly controversial and increasingly poignant in modern American politics. For most of the time, President Obama has made a devout commitment to raise awareness and promote equality across all lines of sexual orientation. Today, that issue […]

Johnny Football and the NCAA

Armen Shakoorian -Delt Law Clerk – Cal Western Class of 2014 Devising a system for student athletes to participate in collegiate sports while preserving a healthy pedagogical atmosphere has been a difficult balancing act for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Specifically, the distinction between an unpaid amateur sportsman and a paid professional player has […]

More on the California Homeowner Bill of Rights

How Defaulting Homeowners may Benefit from the California Homeowner Bill of Rights. By Nima Etemadian – Delt Law Intern – Thomas Jefferson School of Law – Class of 2015 The California Homeowner Bill of Rights was enacted on January 1, 2013 and was put into effect to ensure fair lending and borrowing practices for California […]

The San Diego Rental Market Boom

By Daniel Halimi – Delt Law Clerk – Cal Western Class of 2014 The aftershocks that accompanied the housing crisis are now being felt in the rental market, especially here in San Diego. During the housing crisis, waves of foreclosure had pushed many homeowners into the rental market, increasing demand for rental properties.[1] As the […]

The Tax Advantages of the Affordable Healthcare Act for Small Businesses

By Daniel Halimi – Delt Law Clerk – Cal Western Class of 2014 Small business owners have received the Affordable Care Act– AKA “Obamacare” with great confusion and reluctance.[1]These fears, however, are often misplaced. With careful consideration, small business owners may realize win-win benefitsby taking advantage of the ACA. The ACA’s purpose is to encourage […]