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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...



Appraising Diminished Value

Nov. 2, 2012
By Kari Santos

When a property's value declines, the expert researching the appraisal faces a unique challenge. ...


The New Patent Joinder Rules

Sep. 2, 2012
By Kari Santos

Thanks to new patent joinder rules, more cases will migrate to courts in the districts defendants call home. ...



ADR: Keep Them Talking

Aug. 2, 2012
By Kari Santos

When mediation becomes difficult and the parties are deadlocked, maybe what they need to do is keep talking. ...


On-the-Job Tirades

Jul. 2, 2012
By Kari Santos

When an employee curses at the boss, it could lead to termination—unless the outburst is protected speech. ...



HR Checklist for Small Firms

Jun. 2, 2012
By Kari Santos

Do your law firm’s employee policies comport with best practices? ...


Preparing Witnesses

Apr. 2, 2012
By Kari Santos

Eight tips for helping a witness prepare to testify effectively. ...



The Black Box

Mar. 2, 2012
By Kari Santos

More and more vehicles are equipped with devices that record key data in the event of a crash. ...


The Caregiver Statute

Nov. 2, 2011
By Kari Santos

Exercise caution when you draft a will that includes a gift to a caregiver. ...



Blowing the Whistle

Oct. 2, 2011
By Kari Santos

The California Whistleblower Protection Act offers strong protection for state workers. But attorneys representing them should...


Stem Online Counterfeiting

Sep. 2, 2011
By Kari Santos



It’s Not Mute Court...

Aug. 2, 2011
By Kari Santos

Moot court programs around the state need volunteer judges, especially ones who aren't afraid to ask questions. ...



Payment in Full--or Not

Jul. 2, 2011
By Kari Santos

If you receive a check from a debtor marked "payment in full," be careful. ...


Protectable Plaids?

Jun. 2, 2011
By Kari Machado



Expert Witness Resource Guide

Jun. 2, 2011
By Kari Machado

Expert Witness Guide ...


Under the Umbrella

May. 2, 2011
By Kari Santos



Market Yourself!

Apr. 2, 2011
By Kari Machado

Tips on how to effectively market your practice. ...


Negotiating Attorneys Fees

Jan. 2, 2011
By Kari Santos



Mediation Methods

Dec. 2, 2010
By Kari Machado


Personal Coaches

Nov. 2, 2010
By Kari Santos



A Matter of Deduction

Sep. 2, 2010
By Kari Santos



Clean Up That Mess!

Aug. 2, 2010
By Kari Santos


Bribery in Foreign Commerce

Jul. 2, 2010
By Kari Santos

It’s a crime to bribe a foreign official. But the federal anticorruption law also bans bribes to overseas business people. ...