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Transportation, Corporate

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...



Intellectual Property, Corporate

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...



Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, 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."



U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law

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


Real Estate, Construction, Probate

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...


Environmental & Energy, Administrative/Regulatory, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Earlier last month, the 9th Circuit issued three opinions that together addressed whether counties in Hawaii are preempted fro...



Alternative Dispute Resolution

Ready, Aim, Mediate

Apr. 2, 2013

Tips on how to have a successful mediation. ...


Law Office Management

Agent of Change

Mar. 2, 2008

I do hospice volunteer work, offering care and support to residents during the last hours of their lives. The experience has ...



Law Office Management

Ill-Suited to Retail

Oct. 2, 2007

From the time I was a kid, I spent my spare time working in my family's clothing store. But did I really belong there? ...