Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley

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1001 Marshall Street, Suite 500
Redwood City, CA 94063, United States
Contact: Darcy Diaz, Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: 650-364-8200
Fax: 650-780-1701
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Other Countries
  • Hong Kong
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

The Monopoly Guys: ASCAP & BMI - Music Industry Landed on "Chance" When it Entered into Consent Decrees Long Ago

Landing on chance in the classic game of Monopoly brings a variety of potential outcomes – advance to go, get out of jail free, or go directly to jail. In 1941, the players in the music industry’s game of Monopoly landed on…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property

Section 998 Update - What every lawyer should know about the latest interpretations of California's cost-shifting settlement statute

Given the fact that the vast majority of litigated cases eventually settle, it makes sense to posture your client to be in the best position to cause that result to materialize, and to be in a good position if it doesn’t. A…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure

Summary of California Appellate Decisions - February 2016

INSURANCE; BAD FAITH; GENUINE DISPUTE DOCTRINE - Paslay v. State Farm General Insurance Co. (2016) 248 Cal.App.4th 639 203 Cal.Rptr.3d 785 - FACTS: State Farm issued a homeowners policy to Paslay, the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Health, Insurance, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice

Going on the Offensive: How Retail and Restaurant Employers Can Mitigate Risk by Implementing Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

Over the past several years, there has been a growing trend of retail and restaurant businesses requiring their employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements. Why? When properly drafted, mandatory arbitration agreements…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Summary of California Appellate Decisions - January 2016

Insurance Coverage; Vandalism and Malicious Mischief Exclusion - Hung Van Ong v. Fire Insurance Exchange (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 901, 185 Cal.Rptr.3d 524 - Facts: The insured had a vacant apartment building. …more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Products Liability

Summary of California Appellate Decisions -August 2015

Insurance; Duty To Defend; Insurance Coverage; Intentional Acts; Sexual Misconduct - Gonzalez v. Fire Insurance Exchange (2015) 234 Cal.App.4th 1220, 184 Cal.Rptr.3d 394 (WL 960927) - Facts: This is an…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice

Making The California Assumption Of Risk Doctrine Work For You

The doctrine of assumption of risk is a legal defense that may operate to relieve a California owner or occupier of and from liability to third parties who are injured on their premises. One species of the doctrine, primary…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Summary of California Appellate Decisions - March 2015

HOW TO USE THIS CASE SERVICE - When you receive your summaries, each page will have an alphabetical letter located in the upper right-hand corner. Each alphabetical letter corresponds to a separate subject matter…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Privacy, Insurance

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
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