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The False Claims Act (FCA) saw a record-breaking year in 2023, with 1,212 new cases initiated, a 26% increase over the previou...


Mediating the French-American business dispute: Culture, etiquette, and language will make or break the resolution.



If Senate Bill 1137 is passed, California would become the first state in the nation to recognize intersectionality in discrim...


A recent decision sets a significant precedent that could reshape employment arbitration law in California and requires legal ...



A recent case in California highlights the potential for coverage under a Directors and Officers (D&O) policy for computer...


Government, Alternative Dispute Resolution

The bill raises concerns about the ethical dilemmas faced by mediators, particularly when they witness attorney misconduct. Pr...



Deported veterans often cannot access the health care and disability benefits they are entitled to from the VA, either because...


Judges and Judiciary

April Showers

Apr. 1, 2024

California and other state legislatures are working to improve the intelligibility of legislation by limiting sentences to 25 ...



Historically, firing an officer has not been straightforward as even serious misconduct cases have not led to termination.


Constitutional Law

In Brinkmann v. Town of Southold, the Second Circuit ruled that the taking of private property for a passive park was a...



Real Estate, Contracts

Surveys find that between 11% and 45% of people experiencing homelessness report eviction as a primary cause of their homeless...


The European Commission has forced Apple to allow iPhone users to directly download apps from the web and install other app st...



Real Estate, Antitrust & Trade Reg.

The settlement includes practice changes that decouple the buyer’s commission payment from the sale of a home listed on NAR-af...


Section 998 offers can be used strategically to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of cases, but they can also be used for ...



Employers will need to be more cautious and pragmatic in resolving labor disputes, as they may face significant fee awards eve...


Studies have shown that tough-on-crime laws do not reduce crime rates, but rather increase the number of people in prison, esp...



The SEC requires public companies to maintain disclosure controls and procedures, and it can sanction companies and officers w...


The Supreme Court in Lindke v. Freed ruled that a public official's social media activity constitutes state action only...



Manufacturers, especially vehicle manufacturers, should be able to present any evidence that shows there was no defect in the ...


Labor/Employment

There is a lack of clarity regarding the preclusive effect of an arbitrator’s decision in the individual PAGA action and wheth...



Michael Hart is the first person to be charged with illegally importing HCFC-22, a hydrochlorofluorocarbon that depletes the o...


Constitutional Law

The California Supreme Court has only a limited and procedural review of the governor’s clemency power, and it should concur w...



Labor/Employment

Parties need to educate themselves about the penalties and procedures under PAGA, the difference between statutory and civil p...


U.S. Supreme Court, Labor/Employment, Constitutional Law

The Supreme Court justices asked questions about the historical reasons for the FAA’s exemption, the relevance of the exemptio...



Los Angeles County is failing to provide adequate legal defense for the accused due to high caseloads and staff shortages.


Both insurers and insureds need to be transparent and diligent in assessing the risks and exposures of AI use and need to upda...



The California Department of Housing and Community Development released its revised Draft Guidelines to the Surplus Land Act, ...


Technology, Labor/Employment

AI and DEI programs can have significant benefits for businesses and workers, depending on how carefully they are crafted and ...



The Copyright Act’s termination right does not undo royalty agreements, creating an emerging trend that allows authors and the...


A recent trade secrets case between Applied Medical Distribution Corporation and its former employee, Stephen Jarrells, highli...