Justin Rodriguez

Justin Rodriguez

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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Manatt’s Amicus Briefs Help Protect LGBT Youth From Abusive “Gay Conversion” Therapy

In a highly publicized, published opinion, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently upheld California’s SB 1172, the first law in the United States to bar licensed mental health providers from treating patients...more

10/3/2013 - First Amendment Gay Conversion Therapy Mental Health Minors Sexual Orientation

Digital First Sale: Online Marketplace For "Used" Digital Music Strikes Discord With The Copyright Act

A recent decision out of New York illustrates the difficulty that courts in the digital era face in applying laws designed for a brick-and-mortar world. In Capitol Records, L.L.C. v. ReDigi Inc., the U.S. District Court for...more

8/1/2013 - Capitol Records Copyright Digital Goods First Sale Doctrine Music ReDigi Inc The Copyright Act

Time and Tide Wait for No Appellant: A Recent Ninth Circuit Decision Reflects the Importance of Determining When a Post-Judgment...

A recent Ninth Circuit decision makes clear that federal appellate procedure adheres to an old maxim: time and tide wait for no man. In other words, if you intend to appeal a decision in federal court, do not wait around. In...more

6/19/2013 - Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure Injunctions Jurisdiction Motion To Reconsider

Lessons From 2012 About California Appellate Procedure

Appellate courts invariably face lawyers who fail to follow the rules that govern appeals. Learned Hand famously threw a 150-page brief over the bench and onto counsel's table after exclaiming that he would not read it...more

2/27/2013 - Appeals Appellate Briefs Default Demurrers Mootness Notice of Appeal Preliminary Injunctions Sanctions

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