Lieff Cabraser Law Clerk Phil Hernandez Turns Law School Paper Into New State Law

Lieff Cabraser Law Clerk Phil Hernandez Turns Law School Paper Into New State Law

What began as a student paper by Lieff Cabraser law clerk Philip M. Hernandez (Berkeley Law School Class of 2016) will be California state law as of January 1st, 2017. Signed last week by Governor Brown, the new law will keep tenant records private unless landlords win an eviction suit. Previously, due to a loophole in California law, tenants had to prevail in any eviction suit within 60 days, or their records were released regardless of the suit’s eventual outcome. [Read more…]