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From The Archive

Update: On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Navy exonerated the Port Chicago 50. "Today's action by the Navy cements the lega...


MCLE

What California businesses need to know about the evolving AI legal framework

Jul. 18, 2024

With hundreds of AI-related bills pending at the federal ...

By John Brockland, Vassiliki Iliadis

CBRE v. Superior Court: A significant decision on the Privette doctrine

Jul. 16, 2024

The court’s ruling reinforces the strong protections affo...

By Bayan Salehi

Defendants can be held liable for injuries on non-owned property

Jul. 12, 2024

California recognizes that a defendant owes a duty of car...

By Bruce A. Broillet, Ivan Puchalt

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Criminal, Constitutional Law, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

The court will reconsider the case following a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month reversing a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that struck down...


The lawsuit claims that Allbirds' back rent payments amount to $51,486 but seeks damages of more than $1 million.


Civil Litigation

Richard Montañez said the company's statements to the media denying his involvement in the creation of Flamin' Hot Cheetos have caused him to lose income fro...


Insurance, California Supreme Court

The court overturned a divided appellate court, stating that the one-year deadline outlined by Sec. 2071 of the California Insurance Code did not apply to cl...


Columns

Tax

Taxpayers often come out better if they don't represent themselves, even considering the cost of professional fees. F. Lee Bai...


Bankruptcy

You can’t buy happiness or a bankruptcy discharge

Jul. 19, 2024
By Catherine E. Bauer

The Supreme Court has ruled against allowing a plan of reorganization to give the equivalent of a bankruptcy discharge to thir...


Tax

A rare California Supreme Court move shelters LA’s Mansion Tax

Jul. 19, 2024
By Andrew S. Ong , Ariel E. Rogers

The California Supreme Court has removed a ballot measure from the November 2024 ballot that would have broadened the definiti...



Verdicts & Settlements

Misappropriation of Trade Secrets International Medical Devic... $18,316,132
Dangerous Condition of Public Property Tamalelagi Schwalger, et al... $12,000,000
Negligence Raul Baeza v. CR England, I... $5,500,000
Premises Liability Joseph D. Pearson v. Union ... $3,913,578
Premises Liability Natalie Tenaud, et al. v. S... $3,800,000
Premises Liability Mehdi Mohammadi v. CVS Phar... $2,450,000
Auto v. Auto Sandra Kay Anderson v. Harr... $2,360,000
Wage and Hour Jose Gonzalez, et al. v. Ro... $1,500,000
Wage and Hour Arlene Santos, on behalf of... $500,000
Auto v. Auto Juan Leon, et al. v. County... $450,000

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Alston & Bird

Jul. 11, 2024


Gabrielle Cuskelly as Partner in Century City from Sidley Austin.

Cuskelly guides private equity funds, management companies, investment banks, institutional lenders, life insurance companies, and other real estate investors through cross-border and domestic real estate finance and other real estate transactions. She has significant expertise in organizing permanent, bridge, or construction mortgage and mezzanine loans, negotiating inter-creditor and co-lender relationships, joint ventures, and portfolio and "one-off" acquisitions and dispositions.


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The event, hosted by the Southwestern Alumni Association, celebrated the achievements of the school's distinguished alumni and...



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Special Reports

CLAY Awards 2024

Jun. 26, 2024

The annual list highlighting some of the best lawyers and legal work in California over the past year.


Daily Appellate Report

Administrative Agencies

Gonzales & Gonzales Bonds & Insurance Agency Inc. v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

The Federal Vacancies Reform Act's "Ratification Bar" applies only to functions or duties that are singularly entrusted by statute or regulation to that officer, i.e., "nondelegable" duti...


Employment Discrimination

Kama v. Mayorkas

Temporal proximity alone was insufficient to demonstrate employer's stated reason for firing employee was pretextual where, during same period, employee failed to cooperate with a separat...


Civil Rights, Disability Discrimination

Bell v. Williams

Refusing to give a detainee wheelchair accommodations in a cell extraction was an unreasonable use of unnecessary force, even if even if the detainee previously disobeyed orders.


Criminal Law and Procedure

U.S. v. Rundo

Repetitive and organized nature of violent conduct, previous criminal history, and strength of evidence were sufficient to set defendant and purported similarly-situated comparator conduc...