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ADR Profile

Purposed Approach

Christopher A. White
ADR Services, Inc.

Firm Profile

Beating the System

Umhofer, Mitchell & King LLP


New Year, new mass arbitration rules from the AAA

Feb. 20, 2024

Companies should update their arbitration agreements to t...

By JoeAl Akobian, Matthew T. Billeci, Michael Kushner, Luanna De Mello, John A. Vogt

Liens, insurance and attorney referrals

Feb. 2, 2024

There are a number of reasons for a client to seek treatm...

By Allen P. Wilkinson

Penal Code Section 654

Jan. 29, 2024

How to determine whether multiple counts arise from a sin...

By Gregg L. Prickett

Discipline Report

February 2024

Feb. 1, 2024

January 2024

Dec. 29, 2023

December 2023

Nov. 30, 2023

November 2023

Oct. 27, 2023

October 2023

Sep. 27, 2023

September 2023

Aug. 29, 2023


Technology, Law Practice, Ethics/Professional Responsibility

WATCH NOW: Ready to deploy new technologies to simplify your work? Legal tech experts offer guidance in legal prompting and th...

Today's News

Jamil L. White said Monday that he had “substantial evidence” that the woman “was lying and making up stories and false accusations of domestic violence agai...

Consumer Protection Law

The dispute concerned how much money FCA US LLC, known historically as Chrysler, should have to pay Lisa Niedermeier in damages for breach of express and imp...

Entertainment & Sports

Lawyers for a Hollywood fashion designer, Christopher Psaila, are arguing that they met the minimum federal standard to plead a valid Bivens claim against fo...

Antitrust & Trade Reg.

The lawsuit came days before the European Union hit the iPhone maker with a $2 billion antitrust fine on Monday over music streaming apps.


U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court’s supreme chill

Mar. 5, 2024
By William Slomanson

The Supreme Court’s decision to freeze the trial proceedings deprived the public of its right to a speedy trial and the inform...


Recent NLRB decisions affecting non-union employers

Mar. 5, 2024
By Aya Z. Elalami, Arthur F. Silbergeld

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

Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Rule 1.11 is relevant for contemporary lawyers who explore new career options within the modern economy and legal climate, and...

Verdicts & Settlements

False Advertising In re: Hyundai and Kia Engi... $326,000,000
Breach of Contract In re: Facebook Inc. Intern... $90,000,000
Fraud State of California, ex rel... $23,800,000
Due Process Violation Ruben Martinez and Maria Ma... $8,000,000
Breach of Contract Mark Comin v. International... $4,800,000
Wage and Hour Sima Adami, in her represen... $4,300,000
Wage and Hour Carlos Aguilar, Maria Alcaz... $985,000
Wage and Hour Todd Wolfe v. AHS Staffing LLC $950,000
Defamation Odette Monica Riegman v. Co... $750,000
Sexual Harassment Dina Murillo v. Santa Barba... $675,000

Attorney Profiles

On the Move

Latham & Watkins LLP

Mar. 1, 2024

Jason M. Ohta as Partner in San Diego

Ohta has been elected a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP in San Diego, effective March 1. A member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice and Litigation & Trial Department, he focuses on civil and criminal healthcare fraud investigations and False Claims Act litigation.

Thomas W. Yeh as Partner in Los Angeles

Yeh has been elected a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles, effective March 1. A member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and Litigation & Trial Department, he represents clients in patent and trade secret litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in cross-border investigations before the US International Trade Commission.

Joshua T. Bledsoe as Partner in Costa Mesa

Bledsoe has been elected a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP in Orange County, effective March 1. A member of the Environment, Land & Resources Practice and Corporate Department, he advises clients on energy transition matters involving complex infrastructure and development projects, particularly those utilizing renewable or low-carbon technologies and low-carbon fuels.

Featured Content

Community News

Community News

Special Reports

Top Verdicts of 2023

Feb. 21, 2024

The annual list of California's top verdicts by dollar, impact, defense victories and appellate reversals.

Daily Appellate Report


Modification: Balakrishnan v. The Regents of the University of California

Professor's dismissal from UC Santa Cruz was upheld because his inappropriate sexual conduct towards two non-students at off-campus events related to his relation with the "community."

Administrative Agencies

TRC Operating Co. v. Shabazian 3

Regulations adopted by CalGEM requiring cessation of oil and gas operations near surface expressions were not in conflict the Public Resources Code authorizing statue.

Constitutional Law

Trump v. Anderson

States have no power under the Constitution to enforce Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment with respect to federal offices, especially the Presidency.

Civil Procedure

Peridot Tree, Inc. v. City of Sacramento

Abstention was improper in cannabis dispensary's dormant Commerce Clause claim because it was unclear how the claim could be avoided by a state-court ruling.