Posts by ADLI Law Group

Virtually Sustainable? The Current Viability of Virtual Influencers

Virtual influencers (“VI”), those creations of CGI and artificial intelligence (“AI”), were the rage and “next big thing” in influencers when the first one, Miquela Sousa, a/k/a Lil Miquela, stormed the Internet in 2016. Created by the start-up Brud, she was a 19 year old living in California, with a passion for fashion and music,…

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COVID-19 and Commercial Frustration

With the COVID-19 wreaking havoc on California’s economy, many of the adversely affected businesses increasingly find themselves unable to perform their contractual obligations.  Hardest hit are businesses declared non-essential and ordered to shut down, including movie theaters, cruise liners, sport stadiums, restaurants, convention centers, clothing outlets, barbers and beauty salons, etc.  Other businesses such as…

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Know the Risks of Video Teleconferencing!

In an effort to stay connected during the COVID-19 crisis, many of us have turned to video teleconferencing platforms and apps (“VCPs”) to stay connected and do business while staying at and working from home. VCPs, like FaceTime and What’s App, were originally designed for virtual social meetups and conversations with friends and family who…

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Daily Journal PUBLISHED: Supreme Court to Decide if Recovery of Trademark Infringer’s Profits Requires Willfulness

Supreme Court to Decide if Recovery of Trademark Infringer’s Profits Requires Willfulness, Daily Journal (April 14, 2020) In an article published in the Daily Journal, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses oral arguments recently heard by the Supreme Court on a high profile case that will have profound impact on damages available to plaintiffs in trademark infringement…

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, everyone in our communities have been instructed to stay at home. Schools and businesses are closed, and many are trying to work from home. This new normal combined with the stress of the financial instability facing almost everyone, may cause a strain on relationships. In relationships that are vulnerable…

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CALIFORNIA CHILD CUSTODY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Child custody cases are stressful to begin with.  With the current Coronavirus Pandemic, the state’s shelter in place directive, and the closure of schools and childcare centers, parents are experiencing added stress and uncertainty.  Many parents may have questions as to how to proceed under these circumstances. Below are some common questions and their answers:…

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ADLI Congratulates Marina Manoukian, Head of Family Law, for passing the Family Law Specialist Exam on her first attempt!

The Certified Family Law Specialist exam is available through the California State Bar. It is offered once every two years. In order to be eligible to take the exam, attorneys must have at least 5 years of experience and specific experience in the area of specialization. The exam includes both essays and multiple choice questions…

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Influencers, Use Your Influence to Save Lives !

According to several recent articles and advisories I’ve read quoting infectious disease specialists, including from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the “CDC”), many Gen Y and Gen Z-ers (I’ll now refer to them in this article the “Gens”) have been ignoring “Stay at Home” orders, social distancing, and other advice of medical…

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