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April 15, 2019 | KIRK PASICH, ESQ.

The New Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance

The American Law Institute was founded in 1923. The Institute’s members include U.S. Supreme Court justices, judges of the highest courts of most states, law school deans, professors, and private practitioners. Putting it simply, when…..

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March 27, 2019 | KIRK PASICH, ESQ.

Kirk Pasich, Esq. Joins Signature Resolution as a Mediator

Signature Resolution is proud to announce the addition of Kirk Pasich, Esq. to its panel. Mr. Pasich will serve as a mediator, focusing on insurance, complex commercial and entertainment-based disputes.

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March 22, 2019 | T. WARREN JACKSON, ESQ.

A Natural Step

T. Warren Jackson recalls being hard on neutrals in his former life as senior vice president and associate general counsel of DirecTV… READ THE STORY

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March 21, 2019 | BRUCE ISAACS, ESQ.

Profit Participation Mediation Tips From The ‘Bones’ Case”

The typical profit participation mediation begins with outrage, betrayal and mistrust.  The profit participants claim that the distributor has been stealing money from them for years, while the distributor defends the contract. READ MORE

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March 14, 2019 | MARK LOETERMAN, ESQ.

Employment Law – Appellate Case Summaries

This latest Employment Law update summarizes two recent appellate cases. The first case considers wage-and-hour issues, while the other focuses on damages in a wrongful termination case. READ MORE

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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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