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general/Discovery

Discovery and the attorney-client privilege

Apr. 24, 2017

Learn about the elements of the privilege, what is not covered by the privilege, waiver, and the mechanics of adjudicating an assertion of the privilege. By Patricia M. Lucas and Gary Nadler

general/Insurance

Proving attorney fees in insurance coverage disputes

Apr. 21, 2017

One question that typically arises when an insured seeks to recover fees is: What "proof" must an insured offer regarding the attorney fees it has incurred?


general/Insurance

Proving attorney fees in insurance coverage disputes

Apr. 21, 2017

One question that typically arises when an insured seeks to recover fees is: What "proof" must an insured offer regarding the attorney fees it has incurred?

general/Insurance

Reasonable expectations for 'replacement cost' coverage

Apr. 7, 2017
By Jacquelyn Mohr, Robert K. Scott

Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court made an important ruling that will help to combat the "Underinsurance Crisis." By Robert K. Scott and Jacquelyn Mohr


general/Bankruptcy

When courts can approve structured dismissals

Mar. 31, 2017

In bankruptcy courts as on the playground, everyone has to wait their turn, says the U.S. Supreme Court. No cutting allowed in the priority of asset distribution. By David Kupetz

general/Bankruptcy

When courts can approve structured dismissals

Mar. 31, 2017

In bankruptcy courts as on the playground, everyone has to wait their turn, says the U.S. Supreme Court. No cutting allowed in the priority of asset distribution. By David Kupetz


general/Criminal Law

Controlling the Courtroom

Mar. 27, 2017
By Jacqueline A. Connor

Learn about how a judge may maintain control of the courtroom in cases involving pro per defendants.

general/Litigation

'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."


general/Constitutional Law

Searching a probationer's electronic devices

Mar. 17, 2017
By Alison M. Tucher

Under what circumstances do the Constitution and case law allow warrantless searches of electronic devices owned by probationers or parolees? By Alison Tucher

general/Legal Malpractice

A statute of limitations ruling favoring lawyers

Mar. 10, 2017
By Dan L. Stanford

The court's opinion correctly points out that neither the subjective belief of the client nor the formal act of withdrawing are alone sufficient to conclude when the relationship ended.