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When business owners plan for the future of their business, they should consider a well-defined stock transfer agreement.


The Internet is a treasure trove of information, and some of it can be vital in a criminal case. But can you get your hands on...



A new law benefits injured plaintiffs by removing hurdles.


With everything happening in Washington these days, it’s appropriate to pause and briefly review how the law has evolved in th...



New standards are created as California's aquifers strain under drought. ...


A recent New York decision voids out-of-state arbitration clauses in California. ...



One Lawyer's Tech Toolbox

May. 2, 2015
By Donna Mallard

A litigator reveals his six favorite tech products. ...


The Perils of Filing Jointly

Apr. 2, 2015
By Donna Mallard

Just because a married couple can file jointly doesn't mean they should. ...



Using Structured Settlements

Mar. 2, 2015
By Kari Santos

Structured settlements offer tax benefits and security, even when interest rates are low. ...


Employment Law: A 10-Point ADA Checklist

Feb. 2, 2015
By Kari Santos

Practical advice for complying with the Americans with Disabilities act. ...



Slam Dunk or Personal Foul?

Jan. 2, 2015
By Kari Santos

A dispute over a congratulatory ad to Michael Jordan creates a new law. ...


Publicity Rights Come of Age

Dec. 2, 2014
By Kari Santos

In California, the right of publicity is now considered property that can be freely transferred to the next generation ...



Workplace Investigations

Nov. 2, 2014
By Kari Santos

When an employee claims unfair treatment, it's best to investigate the claim. ...


Client Trust Accounts

Oct. 2, 2014
By Kari Santos

Every lawyer should understand the obligation and best practices for maintaining a client trust account. ...



Ensuring Peace in Multiparty Cases

Sep. 2, 2014
By Kari Santos

All litigators need to know the statutory rules governing good faith settlements. ...


Using Vocational Experts

Aug. 2, 2014
By Kari Santos

When a litigant claims lost wages, don't proceed without a vocational expert. ...



Medicare Set-Asides

Jul. 2, 2014
By Kari Santos

Medicare set-asides are a complex subject that personal injury litigators need to understand. ...


Anger: A Frontal Approach

Jun. 2, 2014
By Kari Santos

How to stay calm and prevail instead of losing out to anger. ...



Responding to Malpractice Issues

May. 2, 2014
By Kari Santos

When an untoward event occurs, lawyers need good advice to minimize liability and avoid malpractice. ...


Poaching Metatags and Keywords

Apr. 2, 2014
By Kari Santos

Is it legal to use an e-commerce competitor's trademarks as keywords and metatags to redirect website traffic? ...



Negotiation in Mediation

Mar. 2, 2014
By Kari Santos

An experienced mediator can help warring parties formulate demands and respond to settlement proposals. ...


Benefit Corporations

Jan. 2, 2014
By Kari Santos

Benefit corporations can pursue social aims and profits. ...



The Latent-Defect Time Bomb

Nov. 2, 2013
By Kari Santos

Every California homeowner is bound by a powerful statute of repose, which prohibits the filing of claims based on latent cons...


With Experts, Sooner is Better

Oct. 2, 2013
By Kari Santos

Engaging a forensic accountant expert during discovery can make a big difference in a dispute. ...



Pitfalls in Diversity Removal

Sep. 2, 2013
By Kari Santos

When defendants remove cases to federal court on diversity grounds, a number of procedural and jurisdictional issues are sure ...


Judicial References

Aug. 2, 2013
By Kari Santos

A judicial reference is a little-known procedure that offers the efficiency of arbitration, but with the full right to appeal....



The Duty to Cooperate

Jul. 2, 2013
By Kari Santos

When an employer investigates misconduct in the workplace, employees have a duty to cooperate with the inquiry. ...


Securing Business Names

May. 2, 2013
By Kari Santos

To protect your client's business name, get a federal trademark registration. ...



Arbitration in the Handbook?

Apr. 2, 2013
By Kari Santos

Many employee handbooks include arbitration provisions. But are they enforceable? ...


Software and the CLRA

Dec. 2, 2012
By Kari Santos

California's Consumers Legal Remedies Act contains powerful protections. But the statute doesn't necessarily apply to computer...