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United States District Court In Texas Holds AXIS Excess D&O Policy Cannot Be Triggered Where Insured Settled With Primary Insurer for Less Than Full Policy Limits.

In a May 12, 2014 ruling, one week before the scheduled start of trial, United States Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell granted Summary Judgment to AXIS Insurance Company finding that the insured's settlement with its primary…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Securities Law

California Court of Appeal Limits Scope of Agent's Immunity Rule Based on "Special Relationship" Between Insurers and Insureds

On April 2, 2014, the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, published an opinion that limits the scope of the agent’s immunity rule insofar as it applies to employees of insurers involved in investigating…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Residential

Don’t Let Your Client’s Assets Go Up In Smoke When They Discover That Their Tenant Is Growing or Manufacturing Drugs In Their Rental Property

Your next-door neighbors may look like normal, law-abiding citizens, but you never really know what they’re hiding beneath their homes – like a largescale marijuana grow operation, perhaps? One such operation was uncovered in a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Real Estate - Residential

Product liability -- How to protect your business in a global economy

A global economy means product manufacturers should take a broader perspective when addressing issues related to product liability. “They have always had to worry about warnings and product defect issues, but now with a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Products Liability

Product warning labels - How well-written product warning labels can lessen a company’s liability

When screwdrivers were created, they had an obvious use — to turn screws. But over time people started using them as chisels and pry bars, which led to injuries and the addition of warning labels that laid out the proper use of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Products Liability

Benefits of mediation -- How to resolve business conflicts without costly litigation

Abraham Lincoln may have been the first lawyer to recognize the pitfalls of litigation but certainly not the last. He noted that: “The nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses and waste of…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts

Landlord-tenant relations -- How to deal with a commercial landlord and what to do if you end up in a dispute

Originally published in the November 2012 issue of Smart Business Northern California. Commercial landlords are generally attentive, sophisticated people that are in the business to rent space. They have a reputation at…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

It’s All in a Name -- How due diligence in selecting trademarks is a wise investment

Originally published in the November 2012 issue of Smart Business Los Angeles. You know that picking the right name for a startup company or new product line can play a major part in its success. But name selection should…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

IP Case Alert - Nov 2012

In This Issue: Nominal Fair Use Doctrine Bars Winchester Mystery House Trademark Infringement; Fees Clause In Purchase Order And Invoice Entitled Fabric Wholesaler To Attorney’s Fees For Claims Made By Clothing…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Avoiding disputes -- How to discuss terms and conditions prior to commercial transactions

Originally published in Smart Business Northern California in October 2012. Sales transactions between companies are a typical part of day-to-day business — whether it’s purchasing components as part of a whole product,…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts

Insurance assurance -- How to ensure you are properly protected when building your insurance program

Originally published in the September 2012 issue of Smart Business Northern California. Insurance is a vital part of running a business today for many reasons. Property and liability losses, as well as the defense of…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Choosing a litigator -- How to find the right lawyer when you or your company needs one

Originally published in the September 2012 issue of Smart Business Los Angeles. If you find your company facing litigation, the right lawyer can make a big difference in the outcome of the process. So, how do you know where…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Task Force on Disaster Preparedness and Response: A Stellar Inaugural Year

Originally published in The Brief, Volume 41, Number 4, Summer 2012. TIPS Chair Randy Aliment’s 2011–2012 theme is Disaster Preparedness and Response. The Disaster Preparedness and Response Task Force was formed in…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Law Practice Products & Services, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

A New Discovery -- How leveraging e-discovery tools can reduce the time and money spent on a lawsuit

Originally pulished in the August 2012 issue of Smart Business Northern California. Litigation is not only costly but also extremely time consuming, especially when it comes to document review and evidence procurement. But…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery, Science, Computers, & Technology

Misclassification risks -- How to avoid incorrectly classifying employees as independent contractors

Originally published in Smart Business Northern California - July 2012. While there are benefits to classifying a worker as an independent contractor, such as not having to pay overtime or worker’s compensation, you can…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation
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