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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

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Technology, Law Practice, Ethics/Professional Responsibility

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Today's News

Litigation & Arbitration

An appellant’s argument that the arbitrator who oversaw his dispute with his former attorney failed to disclose his own regular representation of lawyers was...

Civil Litigation

The case concerns the compensation structure used by The Cochran Firm for cases that come through its advertised telephone number versus cases where an attor...


Nimish Patel of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP will serve a four-year term.

Judges and Judiciary, Government

A district court judge accused federal prosecutors of misleading the 9th Circuit and a magistrate judge to effect the rearrest of a man whose indictment had ...


Real Estate, Contracts

Seller carry-back financing can be risky and potentially illegal, especially if it is not disclosed to the existing lender or ...

Intellectual Property

Warner Chappell Music, Inc. v. Nealy could affect the incentives and challenges for copyright owners to monitor and enforce th...


Patents and artificial intelligence – how do they fit together?

Feb. 28, 2024
By Isabella Chestney, Jordan Nafekh

Some of the common questions and challenges that arise from the intersection of artificial intelligence and patent law.

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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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


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...

Criminal Law and Procedure

People v. Gaillard

Defendant's guilty plea of aiding and abetting voluntary manslaughter did not conclusively render him ineligible for relief under Penal Code Section 1172.6.


Jones v. Solgen Construction

Appellants failed to show that their evidence of a valid arbitration agreement was uncontradicted because their was evidence the 81-year-old signee did not understand the loan agreement s...

Criminal Law and Procedure

People v. Patterson

Redesignating felony murder conviction as burglary conviction was improper where the trial record indicated that robbery had been the felony underlying the murder conviction.

Civil Procedure

Conservatorship of T.B.

Trial court's abuse of discretion in granting trial continuances did not require reversal of ultimate conservatorship order.