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An organization born from rejection accomplished a lot of legal successes.


Torts/Personal Injury, Civil Litigation

What does the future hold for Nuclear Verdicts®️? Unfortunately, if nothing is done, they will get worse



A year after the infamous Ticketmaster crash, the U.S. Justice Department is once again ramping up its investigation into Live...


Year in Review Column, Civil Litigation

The California Courts of Appeal issued a substantial slate of precedential anti-SLAPP decisions in 2023, many of which helped ...



Securities, Corporate

Why a sound business strategy, investor engagement, and strong leadership are the best defense against activism.


Civil Procedure, Civil Litigation

A new conflict of law

Dec. 6, 2023

Interstate conflicts will play out in venue transfer motions, decisions on choice of law, motions to enforce sister state judg...



If the Court looks to history and evaluates the common understandings of the Founding generation, it should find these attempt...



Judges and Judiciary

A flicker of hope?

Dec. 4, 2023

We all know that A.I. can call up so many more items of information than any human brain can. Some responses to my past column...


Year in Review Column, Torts/Personal Injury

The proliferation of claims and the increase in damage awards has increased the cost of insurance, putting additional financia...



Alternative Dispute Resolution

It’s relatively easy for lawyers to determine the level of a prospective mediator’s knowledge of the territory. But be careful...


A recommendation to recognize an exception to the hearsay rule for a present sense impression lacked support, and § 1243 never...



Technology, Corporate

In assessing AI’s data and functionality and its intersection with current and future regulatory compliance, it is important f...


Beginning with reporting year 2025, all attorneys must complete one hour of continuing legal education in use of technology in...



Year in Review Column, Securities

In the SEC’s last fiscal year alone, the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower received a record 18,000 tips (or approximately 70 ...


The purpose of this guide is to provide an instant definition of most of the common terms and “buzzwords” heard in a Family La...



State Bar & Bar Associations, Letters

In order to better serve the public, why doesn’t the State Bar turn its attention to partnering with the local bar association...


State Bar & Bar Associations, Letters

The statement that “everyone’s against it” is false. The State Bar staff report clearly states that 84% of the public support ...



In response to unlicensed credit promoters failing to substantiate ERC claims, the IRS announced new guidelines for reviewing ...


Judges and Judiciary, Family

The purpose of this guide is to provide an instant definition of most of the common terms and “buzzwords” heard in a Family La...



Although the court's holding in Long v. Century Indemnity Co. had to do with whether Long's suit was subject to mandato...


Constitutional Law

A brief submitted by the Pacific Legal Foundation focused on the “rule of lenity,” a doctrine that requires resolving ambiguit...



Letters, Family

A system of justice that adds years to the emotional injury of divorce litigation, where justice is delayed and fractured, whe...


Labor/Employment, Construction

Strategies for minimizing exposure under California Labor Code Sections 218.7 and 218.8.



California Supreme Court

Two cases are pending before the California Supreme Court: One involving the learned intermediary doctrine; the other whether ...


Construction, Administrative/Regulatory

There are far too many cases in which the Contractor’s State License Board has wrongly failed to suspend related licenses, ins...



State Bar & Bar Associations, Legal Education

For those interested in statistics, the median test taker’s score has declined by about one-third of a standard deviation. Whe...


Torts/Personal Injury

LA County’s talc litigation represents a colossal waste of taxpayer-funded time as public lawyers collaborate with private pla...



Alternative Dispute Resolution

“Sell” your case in the brief and impress the mediator with your grasp of the facts and law. Do not rehash obvious legal princ...


The credit’s popularity unwittingly resulted in an uptick of ERC scamming companies that persistently misinform taxpayers of t...