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The SEC requires public companies to maintain disclosure controls and procedures, and it can sanction companies and officers w...


The Supreme Court in Lindke v. Freed ruled that a public official's social media activity constitutes state action only...



Manufacturers, especially vehicle manufacturers, should be able to present any evidence that shows there was no defect in the ...


Labor/Employment

There is a lack of clarity regarding the preclusive effect of an arbitrator’s decision in the individual PAGA action and wheth...



Michael Hart is the first person to be charged with illegally importing HCFC-22, a hydrochlorofluorocarbon that depletes the o...


Constitutional Law

The California Supreme Court has only a limited and procedural review of the governor’s clemency power, and it should concur w...



Labor/Employment

Parties need to educate themselves about the penalties and procedures under PAGA, the difference between statutory and civil p...


Labor/Employment, U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law

The Supreme Court justices asked questions about the historical reasons for the FAA’s exemption, the relevance of the exemptio...



Los Angeles County is failing to provide adequate legal defense for the accused due to high caseloads and staff shortages.


Both insurers and insureds need to be transparent and diligent in assessing the risks and exposures of AI use and need to upda...



The California Department of Housing and Community Development released its revised Draft Guidelines to the Surplus Land Act, ...


Technology, Labor/Employment

AI and DEI programs can have significant benefits for businesses and workers, depending on how carefully they are crafted and ...



A recent trade secrets case between Applied Medical Distribution Corporation and its former employee, Stephen Jarrells, highli...


Land Use, Government, Environmental & Energy

SB 1227 would erode public health and safety standards for San Francisco residents and set a dangerous precedent for California.



The U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in Diaz v. United States, a case that will clarify the extent to which expert...


The Ninth Circuit had to decide whether a statute that prohibits liability waivers for vessels transporting passengers between...



U.S. Supreme Court

Unanimous, but wrong

Mar. 12, 2024

The Supreme Court’s decision was unjustified based on the text and the original meaning of the Constitution and undermined the...


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Trial can be an instrument of mediation, as it creates pressure and incentives for parties to negotiate and settle.



The Racial Justice Act only applies to cases where there is evidence of exhibited bias, not implicit bias, and the appellate c...


Military Law

There were 2.8 million Americans who served in Vietnam; 10,000 of them were women.



The Nasdaq rule does not require boards to have a minimum number of “diverse” directors (as do the California laws), but inste...


Trade secret misappropriation claims have become more common and powerful in the last two decades, due to factors such as the ...



Companies that allow employees to use their personal devices for business communications should have effective ‘Bring Your Own...


The NLRB has created a new rule that allows unions to bypass elections and demand recognition from employers based on a majori...



Law Practice

Change permeates all levels of society, including the judiciary, where judges are no longer removed from the real world, but a...


A state appeals court recently instructed a San Diego trial judge to rehear the basis of a traffic stop, and to consider the p...



Labor/Employment, Entertainment & Sports

Despite potential challenges in determining bargaining units and addressing gender discrimination, the ruling signifies a sign...


Both parties should be clear in their understanding and agreement as to what an advance payment is for, and that if it is an a...



The litigation privilege protects communications and conduct related to litigation from most tort claims, but it may not apply...


Insurance, Health Care & Hospital Law, Family, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mediation could have offered a better alternative to litigation, as it could have allowed the parties to create more balanced ...