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


Civil Litigation

When a class action litigant seeks to discover contact information for a third party--often with respect to potential class me...



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


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

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



Corporate, Intellectual Property

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


Administrative/Regulatory, Transportation

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



Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation

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


9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Administrative/Regulatory

The U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to set things right by granting certiorari in a case involving California’s commercial fis...



Civil Litigation, Securities, Administrative/Regulatory

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


Contracts, Corporate

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



Government, Law Practice

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


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...



Health Care & Hospital Law, U.S. Supreme Court, Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property, Corporate, 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, Appellate Practice, California Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary, Civil Litigation

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



Appellate Practice, Civil Litigation, Judges and Judiciary, 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 ...



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...



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.