Thought leaders from around the world contribute their perspectives on landmark cases, new legislation, and legal perspectives on new technologies, business practices, and civil procedure.
Patricia Brown Holmes
What effect is California’s new law mandating more women in corporate boardrooms likely to have?
Roberto Guerrero V. and Tomás Kubick
A significant change in law and practice.
Ann Holden Kendell
In Cooper Tire & Rubber Company v. NLRB (Case 08–CA–087155), a bargaining unit employee yelled racist statements to African-American replacement workers while he was on a picket line.
Understanding custody issues in California courts.
Heather A. Owen
In fact, the representation of women and minorities in leadership positions has decreased over recent years.
Fausta M. Albi
New laws that impact California employers.
What Does Corporate Environmental Concern Look Like in 2020?
Thomas R. Julin
Corporations now use federal law to fight regulation.
How Benefit Corporations are leading the charge to save the world.
Ann E. Evanko
New York's Stop Sexual Harassment Act goes into effect in October 2019.
Albert E. Peacock III
Understanding Liability and Limitations Under Maritime Law
In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, multiple plaintiffs sued Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMS) in a California state court to recover damages allegedly caused by their use of BMS’ anti-clotting drug, Plavix.
In recent years, there’s been a significant increase in product liability lawsuits filed in California.
Morrison & Foerster
Jury trial won for the University of California Davis in—yes—a strawberry patent infringement case.
In a community property state like California, credit card debt may be shared between partners.
A successful mediation typically depends upon three key steps: engaging the client on why and when to mediate; actively engaging the adversary prior to the mediation; and advocating at the mediation session itself.
The Euro Park decision is bound to facilitate the application of the French favorable tax regime to cross border mergers and spin-offs.
Clifford J. Zatz and Josh Thomas Foust
The decision “may make it impossible to bring certain mass actions at all.”
Bernard J. Bobber
The dangerous intersection of racial bigotry and labor law.
Tim Freudenberger and Nancy Lubrano
In May 2014, class action defense attorney Tim Freudenberger from Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, obtained a very favorable decision from the California Supreme Court in Duran v. U.S. Bank Nat. Assn., 59 Cal. 4th 1 (2014).
Gregory Bubalo and Katherine A. Dunnington
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California will significantly impact the plaintiffs’ choices of forums for the filing of mass torts actions.
Ann E. Evanko and Katherine L. Wood
Can social change be sped up via legislation? A key provision of the recent tax-law overhaul, clearly written with #MeToo in mind, suggests it can.
Lawsuits about a blood-thinning drug that prevents platelets from clumping together now prevents plaintiffs from joining together to bring state law claims against a corporation when not every plaintiff was harmed in that state.
Arguedas, Cassman, Headley & Goldman
Cris Arguedas on defending the accused.
Hugh F. Murray III
Another Challenge to NCAA’s Financial Structure
Jeffrey Travers and Michael J. Miller
We were able to obtain a verdict for Mr. Cooper within a year of opting for the state courts.
Divide and Conquer: Plaintiffs Need a Single Forum that Accommodates the Realities of Contemporary Economic Activity
David A. Mazie and David M. Estes
The growth of mass tort litigation tracks with industries’ shift to mass marketing and distribution of pharmaceutical and consumer products on a national scale.