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June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Los Angeles Public Order

COVID-19 Update: Signature Resolution to Temporarily Close Offices in Compliance with Los Angeles Public Order   June 30, 2020   Pursuant to the Public Order issued on June 29, 2020 by Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti,…..

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June 29, 2020 | GREG DAVID DERIN, ESQ.

Early neutral evaluation: The road less traveled

According to the prophet Mick Jagger, “[y]ou can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.” Since the advent of the modern alternative dispute resolution…..

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June 25, 2020 | BRUCE ISAACS, ESQ.

Recovering Lost Video Game Profits In The Age Of COVID-19

Assume you have a client who has developed and produced a new video or mobile phone game that doesn’t go to market because of an alleged breach of a contract. Is your client entitled to…..

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June 14, 2020 | HON. PETER D. LICHTMAN (RET.)

Retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Peter Lichtman Joins Signature Resolution

LOS ANGELES – June 8, 2020 – Signature Resolution is proud to announce the addition of Hon. Peter D. Lichtman (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Lichtman will serve as a mediator and arbitrator resolving catastrophic…..

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June 10, 2020 | GREG DAVID DERIN, ESQ.

The wisdom of kindness in negotiations

In his book, “The Best Care Possible: A Physician’s Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life” (Avery, 2012), Dr. Ira Byock described the following scene: “Years ago, anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by…..

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May 21, 2020 | HON. THOMAS TRENT LEWIS (RET.)

Family Law and Resilience: A time to carry on

Family law is built on resilience. The family law bar bench helps parties’ transition into their next phase of their lives in the best circumstances possible, no matter how challenging the present. READ MORE

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May 19, 2020 | MARK LOETERMAN, ESQ.

Employment Law and Religious Liberty Clash at the Supreme Court

Two of the cases were argued via teleconference on May 11, when the court addressed the scope of the “ministerial exception,” a legal doctrine shielding religious organizations from otherwise applicable employment law claims. READ MORE

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May 14, 2020 | MARK LOETERMAN, ESQ.

A ‘Partnership in Pain’ for Landlords and Tenants

Given the difficulty of predicting how force majeure clauses will be interpreted, considering the breadth of the health care emergency, both landlords and tenants may be motivated to negotiate a re-structuring of their respective lease…..

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April 24, 2020 | GREG DAVID DERIN, ESQ.

Zooming to a brighter future

Several evenings earlier this month, Jews around the world gathered for traditional seders — ceremonial dinners and services marking the commencement of the weeklong Passover holiday. At seders, the youngest in attendance asks four proscribed…..

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April 15, 2020 | HON. SUZANNE H. SEGAL (RET.)

Tips for Successful Mediations Using Zoom Videoconferencing

Perhaps one of the few silver linings of this crisis is that it is occurring in an era of readily available virtual communication, through Zoom and similar technologies. This article discusses suggestions for holding effective…..

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