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Knobbe Martens sues client for nonpayment

Jan. 30, 2023
By Sunidhi Sridhar

The intellectual property law firm did some patent application and preparation work for the business in 2014, and represented ...


Tesla former executives testified about their confidence Elon Musk could secure funding to take company private.



Is unpublished academic correspondence a “public record” under the California Public Records Act that’s exempt from disclosure...


If law schools are serious about recruiting students from diverse backgrounds and those who come from low socio-economic backg...



What we are witnessing in the federal courts is a battle over the extent to which private autonomy can trump public norms.


Why did the chicken cross the road? Because he didn’t have to use a crosswalk to get to the other side.



Before remote work became so pervasive, it was very easy for foreign nationals to delineate between when they were working and...


Bar seeks to discipline Trump adviser Eastman

Jan. 27, 2023
By Wisdom Howell

Eastman denied the allegations in a Substack post, saying the complaint the bar received was “full of falsehoods” and accusing...



Judges split over medical misinformation law

Jan. 27, 2023
By Sunidhi Sridhar

Two federal judges in California have diverging views on a state law that seeks to discipline physicians and other medical pro...


“The CARE Act does not invest in housing or services,” said Nubyaan S. Scott, a staff attorney at Disability Rights California.



Supreme Court names 2 new State Bar board members

Jan. 27, 2023
By Devon Belcher

San Francisco criminal defense and corporate litigator appointed to the State Bar Board of Trustees.


Seven partners from the firm will staff the new location at 5870 West Jefferson Blvd.



Now resigned, prosecutor Daniel G. Flesch alleged he suffered from religious discrimination, harassment and retaliation during...


Gun owner liability insurance bill faces hurdles

Jan. 27, 2023
By Skyler Romero

“I would expect the various gun rights groups to probably argue that it’s a violation of the Second Amendment — it’s an infrin...



California argued the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ policy change does not go far enough and allows gho...


The bright side

Jan. 27, 2023

Anthony Pantoni tries to help parties in employment disputes see the positives of mediation.



Murder! emphasizes the close relationship between adversarial trials and theatrical productions, a connection that date...


It’s not “a discovery system” that’s the problem. It’s the participants’ behavior derived from a long-broken civil discovery c...



Before you leave, check your employment contract to see what post-departure restrictions there may be, such as non-solicitatio...


When the government knows a law firm caters to a particular type of client – worst case, criminals not known to the government...



While it is customary to meet and confer before bringing a motion to disqualify, use caution.


Cherry-picking what you tell your tax adviser to get the answer you want to hear is not reasonable. That kind of behavior woul...



Ways to use California’s request for admissions scheme to gain a litigation advantage.


Non-competes no more?

Jan. 26, 2023

The Non-Compete Clause Rule was an unprecedented move by the FTC, both because the agency had not previously attempted to regu...



Lead counsel for the plaintiffs argued in both complaints that the Model S involved in the crash had a defect with its “unique...


U.S. District Judge James V. Selna had barred lawyers for the pop group OMG Girlz from bringing up the topic.



$30.9M verdict in elder abuse case against nursing home

Jan. 26, 2023
By Malcolm Maclachlan

The complaint followed the 2018 death of 87-year-old Sam Rios, Jr. Rios was a military veteran and Chicano Studies professor a...


Girardi trustee replaces law firm after defending it

Jan. 26, 2023
By Antoine Abou-Diwan

The substitution filed on Tuesday on behalf of Chapter 7 Trustee Jason M. Rund replaced Boris Treyzon of Abir Cohen Treyzon Sa...



“The State Bar budget, suffice to say, is not healthy,” Hershkowitz said. “We’ve had one licensing increase in the past 25 yea...


An appellate court threw out a $2.5 million sanctions award to PricewaterhouseCoopers.