James D. Crosby – Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Charney, LLP

The "Losing Contract" Limitation on Reliance Damages in California Breach of Contract Cases - Agam v. Gavra

In Agam V. Gavra, 2015 WL 1843009, the Sixth District Court of Appeals in California recognized a "losing contract" limitation on reliance damages in California breach of contract cases, and laid out the respective burdens of…more

Denials of Requests For Admissions Are Not Admissible At Trial – Gonsalves v. Li

In a case of first impression, the California First District Court of Appeal in Gonsalvez v. Li (Case No A140284), 2015 Daily Journal D.A.R. 472, has held that denials or qualified denials of requests for admissions (RFAs) are…more

Scrap the "separate statement" requirement for summary judgment/adjudication motions in California!

It is time to dump the separate statement of undisputed/disputed facts requirement for such motions in California! Preparing and, more-significantly, responding to these statements is time-consuming, expensive to the client,…more

Miller Act, 90-Day Notice, Open-Book Accounts - Ramona Equipment Rental v. Candelaria Casualty

Miller Act, 90-Day Notice, Open-Book Accounts - Ramona Equipment Rental v. Candelaria Casualty…more

Civility? Really?

Civility, across the broad arch of a career, is a successful and lucrative business model. I believe it will enhance your professional career, better serve your clients, make you more profitable, and keep you sane…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Law Firm Marketing

Trial Tactics - Sometimes Simple is Better

Trial Tactics. A simple, streamlined approach will not work in all cases. The facts, the law, the amounts at stake and the forum in which the case will be decided will dictate the approach in any given case. But, sometimes,…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

Use of Visuals and Digital Presentations At Trial – Pricing Out Small Firm/Solo Litigators?

Juries in this media age expect to see visuals and digital presentations at trial. Is this expectation giving big firms with significant litigation budgets an advantage at trial? Is it pricing small firms and solo litigators…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Law Firm Marketing, Science, Computers, & Technology

California State Courts Complicit in Civil Discovery Abuses.

Civil litigators publicly decry discovery abuses, but candidly acknowledge them as, increasingly, a regular part of civil practice. And through no fault of their own, California state courts are becoming complicit in these…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Westlaw & Kindle - An Easy Way To Keep Current.

Westlaw & Kindle - An Easy Way To Keep Current…more
| Intellectual Property, Law Firm Marketing, Science, Computers, & Technology

Social Media, Attorneys and . . . . Bob Dylan.

Common, negative impressions about social media are being re-examined, quickly, by smart attorneys. The interconnected world of social media is here to stay and, if approached wisely, presents huge potential for servicing…more
| Intellectual Property, Law Firm Marketing, Science, Computers, & Technology

Attorneys and Social Media

Why do many attorneys so readily dismiss social media? A basic reason, that is not necessarily endemic to attorneys, is that it is easier to rely upon old lines of thought that serve one well than seek out new ones…more
| Intellectual Property, Law Firm Marketing

Attorneys and Social Media - The World You Are In!

Many attorneys react vehemently to the rise of social media? Some don't like the blurring of lines between one's personal, public and professional lives. Some fear the interconnected, horizontal, and no longer hierarchical,…more
| Intellectual Property, Law Firm Marketing, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Shift - Attorneys and Social Media

This blog post comments upon the big shift to social media and its significance to attorneys…more
| Law Firm Marketing

Reasonable Royalties under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act - What does “provable” mean under Civil Code Section 3426.3(b)?

The blog post discusses the recovery of royalties under California's version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. Specifically, the post addresses new California case law which is important for both plaintiffs and defendants in…more
| Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

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