Kurt Schmalz
Lurie, Zepeda, Schmalz & Hogan

9107 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 800
Beverly Hills, CA 90210, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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A Fee Change

A recent decision of the California Supreme Court has made the enforceability of arbitration clauses in attorney-client fee agreements more secure and raised questions about the continued usefullness of California's Mandatory…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Professional Malpractice

On the Receiving End -- Ethical Issues Involving Inadvertently Produced /Documents

Inadvertently produced documents create a conflict between lawyers' professional duties to their clients and ethical dutiess to the courts. This article analyzes the development of the law governing inadvertent disclosure of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Professional Malpractice

Deconstructing Cumis -- Recent Appellate Court Decisions Create Potential Conflicts for Insurance Defense Counsel

When deciding to represent insureds, insurance defense attorneys face ethical dilemmas if potential conflicts exist between the insurer and the client as a result of coverage issues. This article analyzes the differences in the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice

Summary Judgment: A Dress Rehearsal for Trial

Article explores the evolution of judicial attitudes toward summary judgment motions in California courts from hostility to their current use by judges to eject marginal cases from their dockets. Changes to California's summary…more
 /  Civil Procedure
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