Lawyer's Manual on Professional Conduct examines the recent SCOCA decision in Cassel v. Supreme Court (Wasserman, Comden, Casselman & Pearson LLP) and the issue of confidentiality in mediation with regards to legal malpractice…more
The California Supreme Court released its decision in Cassel v. Superior Court. The Court has deemed attorney-client privileged communications “made for the purposes of mediation” inadmissible at a subsequent legal malpractice…more
Some state Supreme Court justices appear troubled that lawyers can use the state's mediation confidentiality law to escape being sued for malpractice…more
The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments to determine whether attorneys can use the concept of mediation confidentiality to prevent talks with clients from later being used against them in a legal malpractice case…more
Makarem & Associates files lawsuit charging drug manufacturer Eli Lilly with wrongful death of 20-year-old Cody Tadai who was prescribed Zyprexa®, a prescription drug used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Peter Kunstler, an attorney at our firm, explains how the defendant (an attorney) in a legal malpractice action approaches the deposition as both party and lawyer - and how this can work to your advantage as attorney to the…more
This article, published on Business Wire, describes a suit brought against Casitas Care Center Nursing Home by the family of Mr. Klaus Warme, represented by Makarem & Associates…more
This article will explore the pleading of a breach of fiduciary duty claim to accompany a cause of action for legal malpractice…more
This article will address how a consumer attorney should evaluate whether to take a legal malpractice case, the basic law surrounding litigation of the case, and the importance of consumer attorneys in rebuilding confidence in…more
Dr. Morry Waksberg, a Beverly Hills ophthamologist, sues one of the nation's most prominent law firms for ruining his career, damaging his reputation and delaying his collection of millions of dollars…more
Co-written by one of our former attorneys, Jamie Greene, the purpose of this article is to provide the reader with some "how-to" tips on drafting retainer agreements to ensure that the fee contract you use is not only legally…more
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