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Leveling the playing field of the attorney fee contract provision

Jun. 20, 2024

A Closer Look at California Civil Code §1717A: The code e...

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Ceci n'est pas un contrat

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Technology, Law Practice, Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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Today's News

The company at the center of the dispute, Bonds Land Investment Co. LTD or "Bonds USA," is equally owned by brothers Johnson Chan and Anson Chan and carries ...


Throughout the trial, defense counsel argued Terren Peizer and the rest of Ontrak executives "had no reason to believe" its major contract with a health insu...

Education Law, Data Privacy

LAUSD sued over app allowing students to report peers

Jun. 21, 2024
By Antoine Abou-Diwan

The plaintiffs seek a court order forcing the school district to turn over records related to the funding, development, and operation of the app.

U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick ruled that there was no evidence to support these claims.


A Closer Look at California Civil Code §1717A: The code ensures that any contract provision that awards attorney’s fees to one...

The decision benefits insureds by giving them flexibility to choose how best to use their insurance assets. It also enables in...


In Garland v. Cargill, the Supreme Court struck down the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ interpre...

Verdicts & Settlements

Sherman Antitrust Act MLW Media LLC v. World Wres... $20,000,000
Breach of Contract Jennifer Garnier, Angela To... $18,000,000
Truck v. Van Eldon Loeser v. Nor-Cal Bev... $11,200,000
Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Equate Media Inc., Budget V... $5,792,415
Susana Gomez Rivas, an indi... $4,250,000
Auto v. Motorcycle Christopher Carlisle v. Rob... $3,085,297
Breach of Contract Edwin Hammond Meredith v. F... $2,778,000
Fraud People of the State of Cali... $2,250,000
Hostile Work Environment U.S. Equal Employment Oppor... $2,000,000
Premises Liability Jacqueline MacKenna v. Glen... $1,000,000

On the Move

Murchison & Cumming, LLP

Jun. 14, 2024

Chimezie Ebiriekwe as Associate in Los Angeles

Ebiriekwe obtained his undergraduate degree in finance from San Diego State University before earning a law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. In law school, he received the prestigious Board of Governors Scholarship in recognition of his academic achievements. Additionally, he served as vice president of the Sports and Entertainment Law Association and a member of the Black Law Student Association.

Richard Nusbaum as Associate Partner in Los Angeles

Nusbaum focuses his practice on habitability matters. His professional experience in civil litigation ranges from construction defects, toxic exposure, personal injury, appellate work, and insurance coverage. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from UCLA, and a J.D. from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law. Before pursuing a career in law, he had a successful career as an engineer, where he concentrated on designing developing central vacuum systems and pneumatic tube systems applications.

Kayla F. Wheeler as Associate in Los Angeles

Wheeler obtained her bachelor's degree with honors from the UCLA in African American Studies with a minor in public affairs. She earned her J.S. at Syracuse University, College of Law in New York, where she excelled academically while balancing multiple jobs and internships, including a position with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. While in law school, she carved out time to serve as a mentor in a program that uplifts young women in developing their academic, and interpersonal skills.

Arlen F. Printz as Associate in Los Angeles

Printz focuses his practice on general liability matters. He has a range of experience in administrative law having worked at a special education law firm analyzing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and labor matters. He graduated magna cum laude from Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he majored in history with a minor in Russian and earned honors and distinction for his senior year thesis. he continued on to earning his J.D. from Loyola Law School, graduating cum laude.

Chaviante Bell as Associate in Los Angeles

Bell graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a minor in business administration before earning her law degree from Southwestern Law School. During her time in law school, she interned at a firm where she was tasked with drafting persuasive demand letters for general liability cases, showcasing her legal writing skills and attention to detail.

Kristen Blanton as Associate in Los Angeles

Blanton clerked for a law firm handling employment matters, where she focused on class action wage and hour settlements, wrongful termination claims, and discrimination lawsuits. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills, before obtaining her J.D. from Southwestern Law School with a concentration in Trial Advocacy.

Graham A. Simmons as Associate in San Diego

Simmons has distinguished by his passion for writing, commitment to community engagement, and dedication to his legal practice. He acquired his bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis on writing from Boise State University, becoming a first-generation college graduate in his family. He pursued his law degree from the San Diego School of Law, where his academic achievements earned him the Law School Honor Scholarship.


Murchison & Cumming, LLP has multiple offices throughout California and Nevada. Our attorneys serve a diverse client base that includes Fortune 500 companies, international entities, small businesses, high net-worth individuals, and insureds of major global casualty insurers. Murchison & Cumming, LLP is a member of the USLAW NETWORK and other prestigious bench and bar organizations, including the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).


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Daily Appellate Report

Evidence, Criminal Law and Procedure

Diaz v. United States

Expert testimony about most drug couriers' mental states generally was not an opinion on the defendant's specific mental state when she was caught transporting drugs, so it was admissible.


Chiaverini v. City of Napoleon

The presence of probable cause for one charge did not categorically defeat a Fourth Amendment malicious prosecution claim for an additional charge.


Moore v. United States

The Mandatory Repatriation Tax is an indirect tax on income that does not require apportionment.


Gonzalez v. Trevino

The existence of probable cause does not defeat a plaintiff's claim for retaliatory arrest if evidence of a lack of arrests under the prohibition is produced.


Legislature of the State of California v. Weber (Hiltachk)

Ballot measure that would require voter approval for any tax increases was an unconstitutional revision to the Constitution.