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March 6, 2019 | HON. LOUIS M. MEISINGER (RET.)

Louis Meisinger – In His Court

Hon. Louis Meisinger’s (Ret.) journey to the courthouse— and back again—is what some might describe as fortuitous. A career-changing phone call here, a judicial appointment there, a prime consultancy opening at just the right time……

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January 1, 2019

Senate Bill No. 954 – An act to amend Section 1122 of, and to add Section 1129 to, the Evidence Code, relating to mediation [eff. 01/01/2019]

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October 5, 2018 | HON. JOYCE FAHEY (RET.)

The Dollars and Sense of a Discovery Referee

Several years ago, I was appointed as the discovery referee in a 4-year-old case in which the parties had already each spent nearly $1 million in attorney fees, but were no closer to resolution than…..

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September 17, 2018 | MARK LOETERMAN, ESQ.

California’s New Rules for Lawyers Move Closer to ABA Model

The first comprehensive overhaul of California’s Rules of Professional Conduct in nearly 30 years becomes operational on Nov. 1, 2018. Until now, California has been the only state that does not base its rules on…..

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September 16, 2018 | LARS JOHNSON, ESQ.

Tax Benefits of Structured Settlements in Employment Cases

Employment cases are on the rise. With statutory provisions skewing these cases in favor of plaintiffs, including that plaintiffs can recover significant attorney fees if they prevail at trial. READ MORE

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