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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 ...


U.S. Supreme Court, Law Practice

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



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

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


U.S. Supreme Court, California Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary, Appellate Practice, Civil Litigation

Precedent sometimes rests upon a legal fiction, and persists until a later decision exposes the fiction for what it is.



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


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



Health Care & Hospital Law

"Mindfulness" may be a buzzword these days, but it may also light the path to improving professional competence. By A. Marco...


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...



Corporate, Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions

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.



Law Practice, Law Office Management

Some of the most difficult ethical issues arise not out of an attorney’s own conduct, but rather out of instances where an att...


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...


Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, Securities

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



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

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...



Real Estate, Probate, Construction

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


Administrative/Regulatory, Environmental & Energy

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