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Corporate, Civil Litigation, Law Practice

Wouldn't it be nice to have everything one needs to know collected in one place? Enter "Business and Commercial Litigation in...


Government, Transportation, Administrative/Regulatory

A federal judge recently held that portions of the city of Newton, Massachusetts's ordinance attempting to regulate unmanned a...



Contracts, Civil Litigation, Corporate

Contracting parties might agree to a forum selection clause for any number of reasons: to ensure favorable legal precedent, to...


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

Time to overrule Abood

Oct. 2, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court described laws that empower unions to coerce funds from non-union members as an “extraordinary state en...



Criminal, Civil Rights

Crime and algorithms

Sep. 29, 2017

There is a cost to be paid for the myriad benefits society derives from the use of algorithms. An occasional “date from hell,”...


Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, U.S. Supreme Court

So here’s where we are in Masterpiece Cakeshop: The lineup of eight of the justices is pretty clear, 4-to-4.



California Supreme Court, Government, Administrative/Regulatory

A city manager’s personal cellphone buzzes in the early morning hours with notice of a string of urgent texts advising about t...


Administrative/Regulatory, Securities, Government, Corporate

Chairman Jay Clayton of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has reaffirmed that “[c]ybersecurity is an area that is vi...



Criminal, U.S. Supreme Court

The justices should take up U.S. v. Nosal to clarify the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act -- the statute was intended...


Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court

Over the summer, Oregon federal public defenders asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review Mohamud v. United States, a terrorism ...



A primer on how the attorney-client privilege functions in the realm of trust administration. By Benjamin D. Fox


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, Tax, Civil Litigation, Government, California Supreme Court

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...



Transportation, Administrative/Regulatory

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


Civil Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution

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



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

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


Administrative/Regulatory, Securities, Civil Litigation

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...


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 ...



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...


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...



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

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.



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...