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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

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

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...



Judges and Judiciary, Government, Criminal, Civil Rights

Money bail has created a two-tiered system of justice where someone’s release is determined largely by their ability to pay ba...


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



Government, Administrative/Regulatory

Similar to other consumer product disclosure bills the California Legislature has considered in recent years, the bill require...


California Supreme Court, Administrative/Regulatory

Last week, the California Supreme Court ruled against two Encinitas homeowners who challenged the California Coastal Commissio...



U.S. Supreme Court, Government

90 days of Neil

Jul. 10, 2017

What have we learned about Justice Neil Gorsuch from his first 90 days on the bench? Hint: There are few surprises.


Corporate, Transportation

There are certain things that come around every once-in-a-while that change life as we know it. And now there is Uber. By Jona...



Constitutional Law, Civil Rights

Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig walked into a bakery for a wedding cake. Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, then wal...


Corporate, Intellectual Property

The reality is that for most employees at most companies, a sale of the company may mean a new car or a down payment on a new ...



Franchisors will need to adjust their methods when accounting for franchise fees either this year or next, depending on whethe...


Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, Corporate

Once a company has determined an IPO is the right choice for them and have implemented the necessary steps to prepare for beco...



Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

The 9th Circuit recently held that "verb use [of a trademark] does not necessarily constitute generic use."


Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

The "disparagement clause" in Section 2 of the Lanham Act violates "bedrock" First Amendment principles and is therefore facia...



Construction, Probate, Real Estate

Since 1970, California law has granted California residents substantial protection for their assets from legal claims of credi...


Environmental & Energy, Administrative/Regulatory

The approximately 31 percent proposed cut from current spending levels is a staggering figure for any institution, public or p...



U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law

Whereas the first two articles looked at the present and the past, respectively, this article looks to the future by asking ho...


U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law

If the U.S. Supreme Court defined privacy in terms of what protects our personhood, it would obviate an inquiry into the wheth...



U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law

A long time ago, in a courtroom far far away, a disturbance in the Fourth Amendment first manifested itself. ...


After working hard to bring in a new client or matter, the prospect of losing the client or matter because of conflicts is dif...



Because there are never any appeals by people with disabilities in limited conservatorship proceedings, appellate judges have ...


Since 1979, a select group of hand-picked individuals from the State Bar's Special Master's List have been responsible for car...



As currently written, two bills in the U.S. Senate would only apply to state projects intended to improve guardianship and abu...


Civil Rights

All attorneys should be aware that federal law requires government entities and businesses to provide reasonable accommodation...