In Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, IPR2013-00308, Paper 27 (June 6, 2014) another patent owner was complaining that the Petitioner had exceeded the proper scope in...more
A lawyer adds value to a project by applying his or her unique knowledge of legal principles and industry experience to the particular circumstances of a client’s business.
In the construction industry, the substance...more
In its recent decision in Lennar Mare Island v. Steadfast Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26405 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 28, 2014), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California had occasion to consider the...more
Imagine that your company is a contract holder under a U.S. Army multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. The Army issues a request for proposal for a firm, fixed-priced task order, and your...more
Morton v. West Virginia Office of Ins. Com’r, 2013 WL 5508553, -- S.E.2d ---- (Oct. 4, 2013) (per curiam). Affirming Workers’ Compensation Board of Review’s denial of compensability.
In Morton, the claimant injured her...more
A majority of the High Court (4:2) has handed down a significant decision in Comcare v PVYW  HCA 41, which has clarified the meaning of a "work-related injury" and closely examined what was said in Hatzminanolis v ANI...more
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. provided Troy Martinez with a company vehicle to use in the execution of his duties. After completing a day’s work, Martinez drove to Bakersfield with his family to purchase a car for his...more
Two recent California Appellate decisions reached different results on the issue of when an employer is liable for an employee’s automobile accident. In Moradi v. Marsh, the court found the employer liable for an employee’s...more
Employers sometimes face vicarious liability for personal injury and property damage when employees use their own vehicles in connection with the performance of their job duties and get into traffic accidents. When facing...more
The condition of the premises upon delivery is often one of the most important parts of the lease negotiation. The lease provisions addressing this issue are often contained in an exhibit or schedule to the lease, or a...more
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