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ADR Profile

When he speaks, people listen

Thomas L. Willhite Jr.
ADR Services Inc.

Firm Profile

Challenging Stereotypes

Kimball Tirey & St. John LLP


New Year, new mass arbitration rules from the AAA

Feb. 20, 2024

Companies should update their arbitration agreements to t...

By JoeAl Akobian, Matthew T. Billeci, Michael Kushner, Luanna De Mello, John A. Vogt

Liens, insurance and attorney referrals

Feb. 2, 2024

There are a number of reasons for a client to seek treatm...

By Allen P. Wilkinson

Penal Code Section 654

Jan. 29, 2024

How to determine whether multiple counts arise from a sin...

By Gregg L. Prickett

Discipline Report

February 2024

Feb. 1, 2024

January 2024

Dec. 29, 2023

December 2023

Nov. 30, 2023

November 2023

Oct. 27, 2023

October 2023

Sep. 27, 2023

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Aug. 29, 2023


Technology, Law Practice, Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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Today's News

Law Practice

Sacramento County Superior Court Presiding Judge Bunmi O. Awoniyi warned that the state will face a $73 billion budget deficit, with Sacramento County being ...

Environmental & Energy

Bridgeland Resources, Matrix Oil Corp., Native Oil Producers, and The Termo Company opposed the motions, arguing that they had not shown a “direct and immedi...


Apple and Epic Games clash over $73M attorney fee

Feb. 22, 2024
By Craig Anderson

Apple’s attorneys argue that Epic breached its contract, known as a Developer Program License Agreement, that included an indemnification provision. Epic Gam...

Litigation & Arbitration

The complaint filed in federal court in Los Angeles accused GizPromo of false advertising, unfair competition, and false designation of origin under the Lanh...


Alternative Dispute Resolution

When a mediator must be the bearer of bad news

Feb. 22, 2024
By Lori Dobrin

Mediators sometimes have to deliver unpleasant messages to the parties in a dispute, such as the risks of going to trial or th...

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Birthing a mediation redux

Feb. 21, 2024
By Harris E. Weinberg

Full-day mediations let the process dictate the schedule, rather than the other way around, and are more conducive to achievin...

Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Rule 8.3 involves many judgment calls, such as what constitutes a substantial question, credible evidence, material prejudice,...

Verdicts & Settlements

Negligence Jane Doe v. Church of Jesus... $2,280,000,000
Clean Water Act United States of America, P... $65,000,000
Securities Exchange Act In re: Maxar Technologies, ... $36,500,000
Fraud Labor Commissioner, State o... $5,500,000
Breach of Contract Robert Fisher v. City of Ba... $3,900,000
Consumers Legal Remedies Act Steven Robert Prescott, Don... $3,275,000
Premises Liability Yvette Villalba, et al. v. ... $2,150,000
Unfair Competition John Weeks, an individual, ... $2,097,815
Due Process Violation Francisco Valle v. Paolo Mo... $1,950,000
Wage and Hour Va Pau Lo, as an individual... $1,925,000

Attorney Profiles

On the Move

Klindist PC

Feb. 16, 2024

Gavin Holland as Associate in Los Angeles from The Kernan Law Firm.

Holland's practice focuses on pursuing and defending the rights of individuals, business owners, and corporations in complex civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial and consumer business disputes, copyright, trademark, right of publicity, entertainment law, and employment law.

Carly J. English as Associate in Irvine from McNeil Tropp & Braun LLP.

English's practice is focused on defending clients in the areas of general liability and insurance defense.

Ian R. Friedman as Shareholder in San Diego from Wingert Grebing Brubaker & Juskie LLP.

Friedman represents business entities, as well as individuals in multi-million dollar disputes involving the ownership and operation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. He also has previous experience litigating cases involving school bond issues, investment fraud, wrongful deaths, federal and state housing claims, real estate issues, ADA compliance and employment claims.

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Top Verdicts of 2023

Feb. 21, 2024

The annual list of California's top verdicts by dollar, impact, defense victories and appellate reversals.

Daily Appellate Report


Andrade v. Western Riverside Council of Governments

Plaintiff was entitled to attorney's fees under Civil Code Section 1717 because the Property Assessed Clean Energy assessment agreements could not limit the attorney's fee provisions to o...

Maritime Law

Great Lakes Insurance SE v. Raiders Retreat Realty Co.

Choice-of-law provisions in maritime insurance contract was enforceable under federal maritime law because it was presumptively valid and there was no applicable exception.

Criminal Law and Procedure

McElrath v. Georgia

Verdict of "not guilty by reason of insanity" constituted an acquittal for double jeopardy purposes notwithstanding jury's inconsistent verdicts.


Modification: Baker v. Pacific Oaks Education Corp.

Plaintiffs contending childcare center exceeded licensing "capacity limitation" must show physical attendance rather than merely enrollment.