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ADR Profile

Suggestions, not threats

Caroline C. Vincent
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

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Today's News

U.S. Supreme Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution

The justices were curious about why the parties are fighting so hard – for three years now – about whether an arbitrator or court should decide who should he...


The company said state officials gave preferential treatment to other businesses that missed deliveries of medical supplies from China during the COVID-19 ou...

Environmental & Energy

The case concerned an application by Hilltop Group Inc. to develop a recycling facility on a parcel of land in San Diego County designated for industrial use...

Civil Litigation

The plaintiff, a fashion designer, claims that Girardi and her assistants, as well as U.S. Secret Service agents and American Express, conspired to wrongfull...


Law Practice

Combining the “Six Degrees of Separation” concept with CRM systems and a comprehensive approach to relationship enhancement ca...


…but some animals are more equal than others

Feb. 28, 2024
By Michael M. Berger

Courts have overturned decisions by city councils or other agencies that acted as appellants and adjudicators in their own cas...

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...

Verdicts & Settlements

Age Discrimination Maria Gatchalian v. Kaiser ... $41,499,965
False Advertising Walter Peters, individually... $25,000,000
Breach of Lease Matthew Amans and Babak Mal... $6,080,000
Conversion A Company Hungary Kft v. Se... $5,935,482
Auto v. Auto Mohammed Alsaedi, Farqad Ma... $4,504,920
Wage and Hour Michael Stockbridge and Xav... $3,999,999
Wage and Hour Shawn Clayborne, an individ... $1,925,000
Wrongful Death Marakkalage Tharal D. Silva... $1,250,000
Wage and Hour Carlos Moreno, an individua... $1,200,000
Wage and Hour David Nguyen, as an individ... $400,000

Attorney Profiles

On the Move

Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP

Feb. 23, 2024

Jake D. Sesti as Associate in San Diego from Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek.

Sesti represents clients in litigation matters related to business disputes, corporate governance, construction defects, defamation and breach of contract. Sesti previously was an intern at HFM and gained experience as a summer associate at a global law firm. During law school, Sesti also served as a judicial extern for the Federal District Court Judge Linda Lopez.

Nicholas R. Schechter as Attorney in San Diego from Carroll, Kelly, Trotter & Franzen .

Schechter's practice focuses on civil litigation in state and federal courts with an emphasis on professional liability and health care law. Throughout his career, he has represented health care professionals and facilities in civil court, binding arbitrations and administrating licensing matters. His experience also includes personal injury defense, representation of school districts in SAM cases and medical malpractice defense

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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


Sundholm v. Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.

Plaintiff's counsel was not disqualified because there was no evidence that his review of privileged draft bylaws resulted in a legal disadvantage for defendant.


Hohenshelt v. Superior Court (Golden State Foods Corp.)

Because extension for arbitration fees' payment must be agreed to by all parties, arbitrator's extension of due date for late payment did not prevent waiver of right to arbitration.

Criminal Law and Procedure

People v. Robinson

Evidence Code Section 1109 allowed admittance of defendant's prior domestic violence conviction through a certified record of conviction.

Criminal Law and Procedure

Amended Opinion: U.S. v. Alahmedalabdaloklah

Statute criminalizing destruction of U.S. government property overcame presumption against extraterritoriality because it criminalized conduct directly harming the government and had fore...


Molinar v. 21st Century Insurance Co.

Under Insurance Code Section 662(a)'s strict notice requirements, insurance company's cancellation of policy was invalid when adult daughter, as a named insured, was not given notice of c...