Category Archives: Litigation

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Risk Management Tip: Keep Invoices Bland

By Jennifer A. Becker Long & Levit For generations California attorneys have understood the attorney-client privilege is an absolute shield against discovery. Case after case has broadly interpreted and reinforced…

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Anti-SLAPP: A Powerful Tool Against Third Party Claims

Jennifer Becker, Long & Levit An unintended consequence of California’s Anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation statute (Anti-SLAPP), C.C.P. § 425.16, is the protection afforded attorneys against claims by non-clients. Enacted…

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“No Sleeping on the Job!” California Supreme Court Rules Sleep Time Must be Compensated in Certain Industries

By Reno F.R. Fernandez III, Macdonald | Fernandez LLP In Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, No. S212704 (Cal. January 8, 2015), the Supreme Court of California ruled that employers cannot exclude sleep time…

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Meet Barristers Litigation Section Leader Evangeline Burbidge

Evangeline (“Evan”) Burbidge is an attorney at Lewis & Llewellyn, a San Francisco litigation boutique firm focusing on high-stakes civil cases. An active BASF member, she currently serves as a…

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Post-Threat Analysis: SCOTUS reverses conviction in online threats case

Katie Burke, The Wald Law Group On June 1, 2015, in Elonis v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision that a Pennsylvania man’s conviction for…

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Battery Liability for Offending Unusually Sensitive Sense of Personal Dignity

Mark Malachowski, Esq. Under new rules, promulgated by the powerful American Law Institute, offending ultra-sensitive people now carries battery liability. In the olden days, battery was considered an offensive “unwanted…

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I’ve Been Hacked. Have I Been Damaged?

Keenan W. Ng, Ad Astra Law Group, LLP Pleading computer fraud damages Computer fraud has been a hot topic in the news with seemingly new lawsuits everyday. Nevertheless, plaintiffs seem…

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Is Litigation More of a Science Than an Art?

Join us October 16 to Learn What’s Involved in Decision-Making, Memory and Persuasion BASF’s Litigation Section will be hosting its annual Bench Bar Conference on October 16 to bring together…

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Innovation Needed to Attract Silicon Valley In-House Counsel

David King Keller Ph.D. and Jeffrey F. Silber, CPA, MBA, CMC In a meeting billed as the “In-House Counsel Summit” on Wednesday afternoon, a panel of three legal leaders from…

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Tips for Better Presenting Photographs in Court

Michael Kelleher This article was first published by Michael Kelleher on the Cogent Legal Blog at cogentlegal.com/blog/2014/08/tips-for-photographs-in-court Well-presented photographs are powerful tools for litigators. In this post, I’ll share some samples that…