Robert Holland – Sidley Austin, LLP

California Supreme Court Limits Disclosure of Grand Jury Evidence to Civil Litigants

This article published in the February 2009 edition of Privacy & Data Security Law Journal explores the background of California’s limits on the disclosure of grand jury evidence, a recent decision by the California Supreme…more
| Civil Procedure, Criminal Law

California Court of Appeal Reminds Appellants to Provide a Complete Trial Court Record and Adequately Brief All Grounds for Appeal

This article discusses the California Court of Appeal’s decision in People v. Roscoe, Case No. C055801 (3d Dist., December 26, 2008), which underscores two basic but often-violated principles of appellate practice. First, an…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

California Court of Appeal Clarifies That Class Action Settlements Moot Appeals of Pre-Settlement Rulings

This article discusses the California Court of Appeal's decision in Larner v. Los Angeles Doctors Hospital Associates, L.P., Case No. B202085 (2d Dist, 1st Div., December 8, 2008), which clarifies that a named plaintiff's…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

California Court of Appeal Clarifies its Authority and Willingness to Impose Sanctions for Late Notice of Settlement

This article discusses the California Court of Appeal's decision in Huschke v. Slater, Case No. A117114 (1st Dist., 2d Div., December 2, 2008). Huschke clarifies that the Court is authorized and willing to impose sanctions…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

California Court of Appeal Clarifies Scope of Trial Courts' Authority to Issue Protective Orders and Impose Sanctions for Misuse of the Discovery Process

This article discusses the California Court of Appeal's decision in Pratt v. Union Pac. R.R Co., Case No. C055656 (3d Dist., November 12, 2008). The Court held that the federal Railroad Labor Act (“RLA”) does not preempt the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

The Practical Impact of California's Equity-First Rule on Settlement Value and Choice of Litigation Forum

This article discusses the California Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Hoopes v. Dolan, Case No. A117892 (1st Dist., 4th Div., November 12, 2008). Hoopes is a reminder to litigants that, in a civil action involving a…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

The Effect of A Reconsideration Motion on the Deadline to Appeal a Dismissal

This article discusses the California Court of Appeal's recent decision in Payne v. Rader, C055242 (3d Dist., November 4, 2008). Payne underscores the importance of party using the statutorily proper type of motion to seek…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies
Sitrick v. Dreamworks, LLC

Federal Circuit Decision in Sitrick v. Dreamworks, LLC

This is the Federal Circuit's published opinion affirming the District Court's grant of summary judgment in favor of my client Dreamworks, LLC in a patent infringement action related to the integration of users' audio signals or…more
| Intellectual Property
Sitrick v. Dreamworks, LLC

Brief of Defendant-Appellee in Sitrick v. Dreamworks, LLC

This is the Brief of Defendant-Appellee that I co-prepared in the Federal Circuit appeal of the District Court's grant of summary judgment in favor of my client Dreamworks, LLC in a patent infringement action related to the…more
| Intellectual Property
Phoenix Bond & Indem. Co. v. Heartwood 88, LLC, et al.

Reply Memorandum In Support Of Motion To Dismiss Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) in Phoenix Bond & Indem. Co. v. Heartwood 88, LLC, et al.

This is a reply memorandum in support of Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss RICO and tortious interference claims brought against a subsidiary of my client BankAtlantic by disappointed competing bidders at annual Cook County,…more
| Business Torts
Phoenix Bond & Indem. Co. v. Heartwood 88, LLC, et al.

Memorandum Of Law In Support Of Motion To Dismiss Pursuant To Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) in Phoenix Bond & Indem. Co. v. Heartwood 88, LLC, et al.

This is a memorandum of law in support of a Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss RICO and tortious interference claims brought against a subsidiary of my client BankAtlantic by disappointed competing bidders at annual Cook…more
| Business Torts
California ex rel. Grayson v. Pacific Bell Tel. Co.

California Court of Appeal Opinion in California ex rel. Grayson v. Pacific Bell Tel. Co.

This is the California Court of Appeal's published opinion affirming the Superior Court's dismissal with prejudice of a purported qui tam action against my client AT&T Corporation and other defendants based on the alleged…more
| Business Torts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection
USA Video Technology Corporation v. Movielink, LLC

Federal Circuit Judgment Affirming Summary Judgment in USA Video Technology Corporation v. Movielink, LLC

This is the Federal Circuit's Judgment affirming the District Court's grant of summary judgment in favor of my client Movielink, LLC in a patent infringement action related to video-on-demand technology (followed by the District…more
| Intellectual Property
USA Video Technology Corporation v. Movielink, LLC

Brief of Defendant-Appellee in USA Video Technology Corporation v. Movielink, LLC

This is the Brief of Defendant-Appellee that I co-prepared in the Federal Circuit appeal of the District Court's grant of summary judgment in favor of my client Movielink, LLC in a patent infringement action related to…more
| Intellectual Property

New Limitations on Lawsuits Likely Will Trigger Litigation

This is a short article that I co-authored for the Los Angeles Daily Journal regarding the expected impact of Proposition 64's amendments to California's Unfair Competition Law…more
| Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection
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