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Medicare Secondary Payer Act: personal liability cases

May 21, 2018
By Karen A. Feld

Personal injury attorneys who have cases where the claimant is a Medicare beneficiary need to have a basic understanding of Medicare reimbursement and the reporting process.


Back to basics: establishment claims in false advertising cases

Apr. 6, 2018
By August T. Horvath

Notwithstanding some unfortunate language in prior cases, there really is not any such burden-shifting doctrine associated with establishment claims.


Waymo v. Uber: A Harbinger of Fifth Amendment Challenges in Corporate Investigations?

Jun. 29, 2017

The great debate about driverless cars raises unanswered legal questions about the right against self-incrimination. By Joshua M. Robbins and Jamie E. Sutton


SLAPP Update

Apr. 7, 2017

As recent case law demonstrates, California's anti-SLAPP statute is a potent and ever evolving weapon. By Jeremy B. Rosen and Matthew C. Samet


'Special justification' and punitive damages

Mar. 24, 2017
By Rex Heeseman

More clamor for larger awards of punitive damages? The "battle" may turn on the presence (or not) of a "particularly egregious act" or "extreme reprehensibility."


Section 998 Update

Jan. 5, 2017

What every lawyer should know about the latest interpretations of California's cost-shifting settlement statute. By Gerald G. Knapton


Tips for using social media research during voir dire

Dec. 16, 2016
By Michelle Sherman

Lawyers looking to research the social media habits of prospective or empaneled jurors should take to heart the childhood adage: "Look, don't touch."


Adding Judgment Debtors

Jul. 6, 2016

A seldom invoked section of the Code of Civil Procedure allows creditors to add debtors to a judgment that has already been entered. By Alan G. Tippie and Jessica L. Vogel


Cell Phones and Public Records

Nov. 3, 2014

Is a public employee's cell phone subject to the California Public Records Act? The state Supreme Court takes up the question.


Demand Letters as Extortion

Aug. 1, 2014

Can an attorney's demand letter constitute illegal extortion? Yes, indeed, according to recent California appellate decisions.