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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

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Oct. 27, 2023

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Sep. 27, 2023

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Technology, Law Practice, Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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Today's News

Legal Education

LMU names new general counsel

Mar. 1, 2024
By Douglas Saunders Sr.

Lorreta P. Martinez will join LMU from the University of New Mexico where she was chief legal officer over the school's five campuses and the UNM Health System.

Environmental & Energy

The complaint seeks an order for Dywidag Systems in Long Beach to pay up to $64,618 per day, per violation.

Constitutional Law

Musk claims Center for Countering Digital Hate is scouring X (Twitter) for offensive posts to drive away advertisers.

Civil Rights

Hindu group pauses religious bias claim against state

Mar. 1, 2024
By Malcolm Maclachlan

The decision came after the judge hearing a caste discrimination case against Cisco Systems agreed to remove mentions of Hinduism from the complaint.


Intellectual Property

The relationship between AI and patent, copyright, trademark, and fair use

Mar. 1, 2024
By Sarah S. Brooks, Sophia I. Duenas

There is no clear consensus on whether AI’s ingestion of data and authored works for learning is fair use. Some argue that it ...

Civil Rights

A state appeals court recently instructed a San Diego trial judge to rehear the basis of a traffic stop, and to consider the p...


Keeping a watchful eye on the Corporate Compliance Program rule breakers

Mar. 1, 2024
By Ann Kim, Alicia Matarese, Stephanie Yonekura

The Department of Justice expects companies to disclose misconduct within a reasonably prompt time after becoming aware of it,...

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.

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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

Constitutional Law

Linthicum v. Wagner

Because a legislator has no First Amendment right to use official powers for expressive purposes, legislative walkouts are not protected activity.


In re Miguel R.

In examining the factors to determine a minor's amenability to rehabilitation, no single factor is statutorily required to be given greater weight.

Criminal Law and Procedure

Lunsted v. Superior Court (People)

Even though a subpoena duces tecum was issued by the prosecution, it was still subject to factor-based legal standard for determining whether good cause existed to overcome motion to quash.