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This website (the “site”), or any other website controlled and operated by Farella Braun + Martel LLP (“Farella”), may be used only under the following terms and conditions, which are subject to amendment and/or revision by Farella at any time:

Site Contents. The materials found on a Farella site (the "Materials") are for general information purposes only. They are not intended to be, nor should they be interpreted as, legal advice or opinion. The Materials may not be applicable to a particular factual or legal circumstance, and, therefore, no information found at these sites should be acted or relied upon without seeking professional legal advice. The site may include links to third party information or otherwise make third party information available. This is done solely for the purposes of convenience, and Farella does not endorse or approve of any such third party information or such third parties.

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Changing Climate, Changing Laws: Addressing New Wildfire Risk Requirements in Project Development

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INSIGHT: California Ruling in Wage-Hour Coverage Suit Offers Employers a Defense Hook

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PFAS Litigation Conference

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