The IRS and the Justice Department have increased their efforts regarding criminal investigation of international tax evasion…more
The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued new regulations expanding coverage under the Family and Medical Leave Act for certain classes of employees…more
Resolving a split between California appellate and federal courts, the California Supreme Court, in Aryeh v. Canon Bus. Sols., Inc., Case No. 8184929 (Jan. 24, 2013), clarified that actions under California’s Unfair Competition…more
The Rooney Rule was established to promote the hiring of minorities among the NFL’s head coaches and general managers. But with numbers at their lowest since the Rule’s inception ten years ago, is the Rooney Rule working?…more
As sophisticated litigants are increasingly turning to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve their legal disputes, California legal practitioners are seeing more variations on traditional mediation. This article…more
A recent California Court of Appeal decision out of the Second District has provided further clarity to the scope of California products liability law by reasserting the general rule that precludes strict liability for design…more
This case stems from a wrongful death complaint filed by plaintiff Debra Coito against various governmental entities, including the State of California, for the death of her 13-year old son who drown in a river in Modesto,…more
Beginning January 1, 2013, depositions in California state court proceedings (with specifically enumerated exceptions) will be limited to 7 hours. On September 17, 2012, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill No. 1875, which…more
TASER International, Inc. (“TASER”) manufactured the Advanced Taser M26 (the “Stun Gun”), which is a weapon often used by police officers to subdue suspects. The Stun Gun operates in two modes: “probe mode,” in which two metal…more
In past years, second-hand asbestos exposure claims against product manufacturers and premises owners have increased with the decline of the more traditional asbestos exposure cases. These ‘bystander’ plaintiffs allege that they…more
The Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act underscores the need to deliver and make accessible quality healthcare to patients throughout the United States in an efficient and…more
Since the birth of America, our nation has been known for being a culturally diverse society that welcomes people from everywhere in the world, regardless of race, creed, and background. Given the importance that has been placed…more
The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (the “Act”) was enacted into law on September 30, 2010. According to Section 2 of the Act, the Act’s purpose is to “ensure large retailers and manufacturers provide…more
This CMCP issue celebrates women’s heritage month, and for California women in the law, there’s a lot to celebrate. Not only are women rising to the top, but minority women are hitting the bulls eye. California Supreme Court…more
The good news: The case has settled and the settlement agreement is confidential.
The bad news: Another lawsuit arises and the confidential settlement agreement is requested in discovery.
The dilemma: Honor the contractual…more
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