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Two recent amendments have important practical implications for private corporations and create a framework for significant ch...


At a recent business lunch, I was surprised to hear that many attendees (most of whom are practicing attorneys) pay their chil...



Law Practice

Civility aside, lawyers have professional concerns about their use and abuse of email. Here are a few.


In the never-ending search for new clients and more work, attorneys are often willing to overlook or explain away the warning ...



California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal, Tax, Civil Litigation, Government

Time will tell what a recent state high court decision means for local taxation. But it appears to make it easier to pass loca...


Intellectual Property, Corporate

Choosing the right name for your company from a branding perspective is important. Equally important, however, is avoiding a n...



Transportation, Administrative/Regulatory

While fully autonomous “level 5” vehicles are still some time out, scores of automakers are already introducing level 2 (parti...


Civil Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution

For years, complex civil matters in Riverside County were somewhat randomly distributed to departments throughout the county.



Securities, Civil Litigation, Administrative/Regulatory

According to Cornerstone Research, at midyear the number of filings against pharmaceutical companies already had eclipsed the ...


Corporate, Contracts

Many see the blockchain as the wild west of today’s technology sector due to its disruptive potential. As a result, developers...



Law Practice, Government

As a practicing city attorney, I sit through many hours of public meetings. I’ve probably seen just about everything from the ...


State Bar & Bar Associations, Government, California Supreme Court, Law Practice

We disagree that Senate Bill 36, which will change the structure of the bar and how its trustees are selected, is something to...



Law Practice, U.S. Supreme Court

There a several reasons for each of us in legal education and in the profession to broaden our own perspectives and evaluation...


Civil Litigation, Law Practice, Judges and Judiciary, California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal

The decision is important because the state’s highest court has reaffirmed the strict definition of lack of probable cause app...



Law Practice, California Supreme Court, State Bar & Bar Associations

Both the passing score and the overall validity of the exam need attention.


Civil Litigation, U.S. Supreme Court, Intellectual Property, Health Care & Hospital Law, Corporate, Contracts

For all the reference product sponsors about to enter into a patent dance under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovatio...



Letters, California Supreme Court, State Bar & Bar Associations

Alarm, confusion and protection of the status quo seem to be the main themes of the recent debate surrounding the California S...


Letters, California Supreme Court, State Bar & Bar Associations

Even at the existing passing grade, there are practicing attorneys in California who aren’t very smart or ethical, who don’t s...



Civil Litigation, Judges and Judiciary, Appellate Practice, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals


If Special Counsel Robert Mueller has opened a grand jury investigation, the witch has fallen from her broom and the dogs are ...



Environmental & Energy, Corporate

The extension of the cap-and-trade program is a major milestone for the state’s greenhouse gas reduction program. However, it ...


Mergers & Acquisitions

While U.S. VC activity appears to be in the middle of a self-correction period, the German venture market almost doubled in th...



Intellectual Property, Corporate

Many businesses, especially those in the tech sector, spend a great deal of time and money obtaining patents to protect their ...


Transportation, Technology & Science

Lithium — the natural resource mined from the Earth’s crust — is perhaps the best-known commodity that people know the least a...



Insurance

It is believed that this decision is the first which extends the concept of computer “use” or “violation” to the practice of “...


Health Care & Hospital Law, Government, Administrative/Regulatory

While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated that the Senate would vote on health care legislation on Tuesday, it wa...



Government, California Supreme Court, California Bar, Bar Associations

Last week the Assembly and Senate judiciary committees approved amendments to a bill (Senate Bill 36, Jackson) that would make...


Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate

Targets are increasingly questioning how quickly a deal can get done and what private equity sponsors can do in terms of opera...



Litigation, Judges and Judiciary

Learn about the source of a court’s authority to appoint a referee, the scope of referee appointment orders, and referees’ pow...


Before recently issued Treasury regulations, it was unclear whether issuing equity to an employee of a disregarded entity and ...