Selman Breitman LLP

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11766 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90025, United States
Phone: 310.445.0800
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
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  • California
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Washington
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Watch What You Click (Again!): DocuSign Confirms Data Breach Incident

Well-known and very popular digital signature service DocuSign acknowledged a data breach incident in which a large number of customer email addresses were stolen. The company announced on its website that the data stolen was…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

California Breaks Further from Concepcion: Arbitration Agreements Face Further Challenge

Notwithstanding the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), arbitration agreements that purport to waive a consumer’s right to seek public injunctive relief under California’s consumer protection statutes are contrary to California law…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Conflict of Laws, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

The Fax Machine is Not Extinct – Opt-Out Provisions

On March 31, 2017, the D.C. Circuit Court vacated a rule by the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") that required opt-out notices on solicited faxes under the Junk Fax Prevention Act ("JFPA"). As Circuit Judge Kavanaugh…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Oregon Federal Court Decides Carbon Monoxide Incident Is Excluded by Pollution Exclusion

The United States District Court for the District of Oregon has determined that carbon monoxide from a natural gas swimming pool heater is a pollutant within the meaning of a commercial general liability insurance policy. Colony…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

CDC Study Finds Mesothelioma Death Rates Higher Than Projections

On March 3, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study assessing malignant mesothelioma mortality rates in the United States between the years 1999-2015. The Study – apparently the first of its…more
 /  Toxic Torts

California Court Rejects Plaintiff’s Claim of ‘Possible’ Exposure to Asbestos

Defendants in California asbestos injury lawsuits cannot be held liable where plaintiffs can only prove a ‘possibility’ of exposure to defendants’ asbestos-containing products. The California Court of Appeal in Billy S. Johnson…more
 /  Personal Injury, Toxic Torts

Compelled Vocational Examinations of Injured Plaintiffs are Not Permitted in California

Defendants litigating against personal injury claims in California cannot compel injured plaintiffs to submit to a vocational rehabilitation examination—even if the plaintiff has retained his or her own vocational expert to…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

California Expands Factors in the Vicarious Liability Control Test

Although a company is generally not liable for the negligence of its independent contractors, companies required by the government to exert control over independent contractors may be held vicariously liable for the negligence…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Transportation

In-the-Box Agreements: Samsung Case Illustrates Pitfalls of Compelling Contractual Arbitration

On January 19, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion examining contract formation under California law in the context of enforcing an arbitration provision contained in an in-the-box agreement. (Norcia v…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

California Amends its Data Breach Statute…Again

The California Legislature has again amended California's Data Breach Statute regarding the obligations of companies to disclose the breach of personal information stored in computerized data. (California Civil Code Section…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Want to Arbitrate? Not So Fast. California Court of Appeals Decision Illustrates Limits to Contractual Obligation to Arbitrate

On December 27, 2016, the California Court of Appeals published a decision on the enforceability of an Alternative Dispute Resolution Agreement (the "Agreement") in the context of an employee-employer relationship.? The issue…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Voluntary Dismissal of Contract Claims Leads to Involuntary Payment of Attorneys’ Fees

Recently, in Khan v. Shim, No. H041608 (Cal. Ct. App. Dec. 29, 2016) (“Khan”), the California Court of Appeal held where a plaintiff voluntarily dismisses an action involving contract and tort claims, Civil Code section 1717,…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

Oregon High Court Clarifies How To Read the Four Corners of a Complaint

On December 8, 2016, the Oregon Supreme Court issued a decision, West Hills Development Co. v. Chartis Claims, Inc., 360 Or. 650 (2016), clarifying what allegations in a construction defect suit will implicate coverage under an…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Allocating a Pro Rata Defense Share to the Insured in Continuous Injury Cases

In a matter of first impression, the Louisiana Supreme Court recently held that the duty to defend in a long latency disease case could be prorated between the insurer and insured. (See, Arceneaux v. Amstar Corp. 2016 WL…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Yahoo Announces Hackers Stole More Than 1 Billion User Records

Yesterday, Yahoo, Inc. announced that it has detected a new data breach that occurred in August 2013 and involved data associated with more than one billion user accounts. Yahoo said that names, contact information, passwords…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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