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ADR Profile

Suggestions, not threats

Caroline C. Vincent
ADR Services Inc.

Firm Profile

Beating the System

Umhofer, Mitchell & King 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

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Oct. 27, 2023

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Sep. 27, 2023

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Technology, Law Practice, Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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Today's News

Civil Rights

Helpline set up for students facing anti-Semitism

Mar. 1, 2024
By Douglas Saunders Sr.

“The dramatic rise in antisemitism has hit California’s classrooms and playgrounds,” Dan Shallman, managing partner of Covington’s Los Angeles office, said.

Native Americans

The judge found that state negotiators repeatedly reinserted environmental and tort law provisions into a gaming agreement, which violates the federal Indian...

Civil Rights

Hindu group pauses religious bias claim against stateu

Mar. 1, 2024
By Malcolm Maclachlan

The decision came after the judge hearing a caste discrimination case against Cisco Systems agreed to remove mentions of Hinduism from the complaint.

Environmental & Energy

The complaint seeks an order for Dywidag Systems in Long Beach to pay up to $64,618 per day, per violation.


Civil Rights

A state appeals court recently instructed a San Diego trial judge to rehear the basis of a traffic stop, and to consider the p...

The illegal Chinese immigrants are not spies or agents of the Chinese Communist Party, but rather economic migrants and seeker...

Civil Rights

Sexual orientation bias is a significant factor that affects the electoral outcomes and the representation of minority groups ...

Verdicts & Settlements

Age Discrimination Maria Gatchalian v. Kaiser ... $41,499,965
False Advertising Walter Peters, individually... $25,000,000
Breach of Lease Matthew Amans and Babak Mal... $6,080,000
Conversion A Company Hungary Kft v. Se... $5,935,482
Auto v. Auto Mohammed Alsaedi, Farqad Ma... $4,504,920
Wage and Hour Michael Stockbridge and Xav... $3,999,999
Wage and Hour Shawn Clayborne, an individ... $1,925,000
Wrongful Death Marakkalage Tharal D. Silva... $1,250,000
Wage and Hour Carlos Moreno, an individua... $1,200,000
Wage and Hour David Nguyen, as an individ... $400,000

Attorney Profiles

On the Move

Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP

Feb. 23, 2024

Jake D. Sesti as Associate in San Diego from Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek.

Sesti represents clients in litigation matters related to business disputes, corporate governance, construction defects, defamation and breach of contract. Sesti previously was an intern at HFM and gained experience as a summer associate at a global law firm. During law school, Sesti also served as a judicial extern for the Federal District Court Judge Linda Lopez.

Nicholas R. Schechter as Attorney in San Diego from Carroll, Kelly, Trotter & Franzen .

Schechter's practice focuses on civil litigation in state and federal courts with an emphasis on professional liability and health care law. Throughout his career, he has represented health care professionals and facilities in civil court, binding arbitrations and administrating licensing matters. His experience also includes personal injury defense, representation of school districts in SAM cases and medical malpractice defense

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Community News

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Special Reports

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

Criminal Law and Procedure

People v. Hollywood

Defendant who ordered the murder of a 15-year-old was ineligible for Penal Code Section 1172.6 resentencing because he intentionally planned the killing.

Criminal Law and Procedure

Persiani v. Superior Court (People)

Trial courts have authority to order treatment via mental health diversion for mentally incompetent misdemeanor defendants charged with driving under the influence.

Administrative Agencies

Geffner v. Board of Psychology

Board's revocation of a psychologist's license was reversed where the psychologist evaluated two children for suicidality without their father's consent, concluding it was an emergency si...

Civil Procedure

W. Bradley Electric v. Mitchell Engineering

Refusing to set aside attorney's unauthorized dismissal of cross-complaint was not an abuse of discretion where the client failed to act promptly to rectify the situation, ratifying the d...

Civil Procedure

McDonald v. Lawson

Doctors' constitutional case against COVID-19 misinformation law was moot because the possibility of enforcement was remote and there was no indication of reenactment.