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Judicial Profile

Presiding Justice Laurie Earl has transformed the 3rd District Court of Appeal

Laurie M. Earl
Presiding Justice 3rd District Court of Appeal

ADR Profile

Exceptional Experience

Carmen A. Alberio
ADR Services Inc.

Firm Profile

Homegrown Success

Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP

MCLE

Understanding violence and harassment in the workplace

May 10, 2024

Businesses and workers lose more than $50 billion each ye...

By Francisco Mundaca

The components of effective and defensible workplace investigations

May 9, 2024

Employers should conduct a thorough and fair investigatio...

By Jaya Bajaj

Blame culture and prejudice permeate mindsets after collapse of Francis Scott Key Bridge

May 3, 2024

After being struck by a cargo ship that brought down the ...

By Mark B. Baer

Discipline Report

June 2024

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Webinars

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Today's News Weekly Quiz

Intellectual Property

The stay order meant "WheelImage's 9th Circuit appeal is now effectively being held in abeyance," attorneys for the company wrote in an application to have i...


Technology

Speakers at a recent Judicial Council event noted that the use of artificial intelligence could create privacy issues for court users.


Labor/Employment, Civil Rights

Dissenting opinions argue that former fire chief Ronald Hittle produced ample evidence that he was discriminated against for religious reasons.


Obituaries

Pete McCloskey 'was all about saving the earth'

May 20, 2024
By Craig Anderson

The late attorney was well-known as a Marine, a congressman and quixotic presidential candidate. But more than anything, he was an environmentalist.


The advantages and disadvantages of the inquisitorial system, such as the lack of plea bargaining, the role of the presiding judge, the reliance on confessio...


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Retired Santa Cruz County judge joins JAMS

May 16, 2024
By Douglas Saunders Sr.

Retired Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Timothy R. Volkmann recently presided over the property dispute between Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Jackson ...


Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Attorneys representing the university were accused of failing to provide supplemental discovery responses they allegedly promised to deliver in April.


Government, Immigration

The Justice Department says the actions by the Republican-led states have made enforcing requirements under the Flores Settlement Agreement "impossible to me...


Litigation & Arbitration, Civil Litigation

Attorneys are conflicted over whether the decision strips lower courts of discretion or simply ensures the Federal Arbitration Act is implemented as Congress...


Columns

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can offer parties more flexibility, efficiency, and cost savings than traditional litigat...


Loss of more than an election

May 16, 2024
By A. Marco Turk

If Trump loses the 2024 presidential election and refuses to accept the outcome, self-interested lawyers who supported Trump's...


Criminal, Constitutional Law

The prosecution uses Michael Cohen's conviction as indisputable evidence of Trump's crimes, preventing Trump from challenging ...



Verdicts & Settlements

False Claims Act People of the State of Cali... $74,250,000
Unlawful Pay Practices Elizabeth Sue Petersen, Mar... $25,000,000
School Incident John Doe 2 v. Santa Barbara... $25,000,000
Unfair Competition Andrea Stevenson v. Allstat... $25,000,000
42 U.S.C. Section 1983 Konnech Inc., Eugene Yu v. ... $5,000,000
Environmental Contamination The People of the State of ... $5,000,000
Dangerous Condition of Public Property Joseph Lopez, Dianna Lopez,... $4,800,000
Breach of Lease KFT Enterprises, No. 1 L.P.... $3,000,000
Wage and Hour Anicia Cisneros, on behalf ... $2,980,000
Wage and Hour Hung Pham, individually and... $2,000,000

On the Move

Frost LLP

May 15, 2024


Nico L. Brancolini as Attorney in Los Angeles from Conkle, Kremer & Engel .

Brancolini is a skilled litigator whose legal experience encompasses antitrust, class actions, general and international business litigation, music streaming and attendant intellectual property rights, products liability, and other matters. His work in complex litigation includes negotiating and executing substantial global settlements, often in the multi-million-dollar range, particularly in mass tort and class action cases.


Peter Pottier as Attorney in Los Angeles from Loeb & Loeb LLP.

Pottier is an experienced litigator whose comprehensive practice includes commercial disputes, copyright infringement, intellectual property disputes, securities class actions, and advertising and promotions matters. Notably, he has worked extensively with music industry clients, representing artists and songwriters, and has significant knowledge of emerging technologies and entrepreneurship.


Kelly Li as Of Counsel in Los Angeles from Weinberg Gonser LLP.

Li is an accomplished attorney with both in-house and major law firm experience advising and representing clients on complex business, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate matters. She is fluent in Cantonese Chinese and has handled matters including commercial disputes, $100-million real estate developments, strategic partnerships and joint ventures, brand licensing and apparel agreements and disputes, manufacturing and supply chain logistics matters across the United States, Italy, Hong Kong, and China.


Nicholas D. Lauber as Attorney in Los Angeles from Garrett & Tully, APC .

Lauber is an experienced litigator who began his career as a prosecutor, gaining unparalleled jury trial skills as a first-chair attorney. As a prosecutor he developed a reputation for his approach to a high volume of cases on behalf of victims of exploitation, violations of privacy, and abuse. He has defended clients, including law enforcement officers, in high-stakes civil rights litigation in state and federal court.


Ohia A. Amadi as Counsel in Los Angeles from Akerman LLP.

Amadi has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving investment and securities fraud and counseled clients in the financial services and securities industries in federal and state courts and before arbitration, regulatory, and enforcement forums, including the SEC, FINRA, the California Department of Business Oversight, and the California Department of Insurance.


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Community News

Community News

More than 400 people attended the legal nonprofit's annual luncheon.



Attorney Profiles


Special Reports

The Resolution Issue 2024

May 1, 2024

Our annual issue devoted to the work of dispute resolution professionals in California.


Daily Appellate Report

Civil Procedure

Lorch v. Superior Court (Kia Motors America, Inc.)

Petitioner's peremptory challenge to judge reassigned to her case filed before trial began was timely where the parties were notified of the reassignment via telephone call from the court...


Municipal Law

Cajon Valley Union School District et al. v. Drager

Further redevelopment agency fund payments to school districts were not required after reaching cap set in pass-through agreement that predated January 1994 because the agency's plan was ...


Employment Discrimination

Amended Opinion: Hittle v. City of Stockton

Summary judgment was affirmed when overwhelming evidence showed that there was no discriminatory animus in City's statements and actions regarding employee's religion.


Employment Discrimination, Employment Law

Hoglund v. Sierra Nevada Memorial-Miners Hospital

Substantial evidence supported plaintiff's age discrimination claim because ample evidence demonstrated that significant participant in her termination exhibited discriminatory animus tow...


Constitutional Law

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Community Financial Services Assn. of America, Ltd.

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's funding mechanism did not violate the Constitution's Appropriations Clause.