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Technology, Law Practice, Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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Today's News Weekly Quiz

U.S. Supreme Court, Immigration, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

The ruling reverses two 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decisions and affirms a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision.

Corporate, Labor/Employment, Civil Litigation

U.S. District Judge Maxine M. Chesney said she wanted to wait until she decides on Musk's bid to toss the plaintiffs' equitable relief claim under ERISA.


The staffing agency is accused of engaging in wage theft in a lawsuit spearheaded by San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu.


Contributing to charity can diminish tax obligations, yet it can also entail pitfalls like quid pro quo donations, valuation c...

Consumer Protection Law

Manufacturers should evaluate repurchase demands as soon as possible, as they can avoid civil penalties and high attorneys’ fe...

Stepping into the light at the end of the tunnel

Jun. 13, 2024
By Spencer J. Pahlke , Douglas S. Saeltzer

Transforming recovery into a sound financial future requires a relationship of trust with the client and connecting them with ...

Verdicts & Settlements

Construction Site Accident Guadencio Romero and Albert... $7,000,000
Auto v. Motorcycle John Doe v. Jane Doe $5,505,500
Wage and Hour Isaias Vasquez and Linda He... $3,500,000
Auto v. Auto Juan C. Escamilla Toledano ... $1,762,492
Wage and Hour Kevin Murphy v. Fusion Lear... $1,250,000
Breach of Warranty Robert Green, Juan Aispuro,... $1,250,000
Auto v. Auto John Doe v. Roe Driver $1,000,000
Malpractice Doe Widow v. Roe Doctor $900,000
Virginia Martinez v. Cade M... $600,000
Wage and Hour Gabriela Soto Hurtado, indi... $575,000

On the Move

Hanson Bridgett

Jun. 14, 2024

Brian M. Schnarr as Partner in San Rafael

Schnarr is the new market leader of the firm's San Rafael office. Schnarr takes over from Brad Rogerson, who led the office from 2020. Schnarr, an integral part of Hanson Bridgett's Construction Practice Group since 2017, is a nationally recognized and award-winning trial attorney with a successful record of accomplishment in high-stakes, high-profile disputes. He has successfully represented various clients - including contractors, developers, and public entities - in complex construction disputes, contract negotiations, and risk management.

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Top Intellectual Property Lawyers 2024

May 22, 2024

Our annual issue honors the top performing intellectual property attorneys working in patent litigation, trademark and copyright.

Daily Appellate Report

Administrative Agencies

Garland v. Cargill

Bump stocks (which aid a shooter in firing a semi-automatic rifle at a rate similar to an automatic rifle) do not transform a rifle into a machine gun under the National Firearms Act


Campos-Chaves v. Garland

In absentia removal orders are valid despite initially defective notices so long as a second notice clarifying the time and place of the hearing is properly given.

Bankruptcy, Remedies

United States Trustee v. John Q. Hammons Fall 2006, LLC

Prospective parity was appropriate remedy for short-lived disparity created by unconstitutional bankruptcy fee statute because that was the remedy Congress would have intended had it know...

Municipal Law

The Regents of the University of California v. Superior Court (Parnassus Neighborhood Coalition)

UC Regents' construction plans for hospital were a governmental activity and therefore exempt from local building and zoning ordinances.

Employment Discrimination

DeFries v. Union Pacific Railroad Company

Plaintiff was entitled to equitable tolling where it was ambiguous as to whether his colorblindness was a "reportable health event" under the class definition.