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Legal Blog 2020-10-20T11:52:50-07:00

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California Expects to Lift Most COVID Restrictions June 15

Clients and Colleagues, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in an April 6 press conference plans to reopen the state’s economy on June 15 as COVID-19 case rates stabilize and vaccines continue to be administered across California. A statement from the governor’s office was released following the press conference, outlining the following [...]

April 8th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19 Resources, Legal Blogs|

Issues in Arbitration Clauses Arising From Dennison v. Rosland Capital, LLC Opinion

Dear Clients and Colleagues, Recently, the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Eight issued an opinion (which has been certified for publication) invalidating an arbitration clause after determining the the arbitration clause in the contract was unconscionable. Dennison v. Rosland Capital LLC (Cal. Ct. App., Apr. 1, 2020, No. B295350) 2020 WL [...]

April 21st, 2020|Categories: Legal Blogs|

U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects “Wholly Groundless” Exception to Court Deference to Contract Provision Providing the Arbitrator Determines Issues of Arbitrability

On January 8, 2019, the first day available for announcement of decisions by the Court, the United States Supreme Court again reminded all of the high court’s deference to parties’ contractual agreements regarding arbitration.  In his debut opinion for the Court, Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh rejected the so-called “wholly groundless” [...]

January 17th, 2019|Categories: Legal Alerts, Legal Blogs|

Code of Civil Procedure Section 998: Understanding the Burden of Proof and Good Faith Requirements Regarding 998 Offers

In the case of Licudine v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (opinion filed 1/3/19), the plaintiff served a statutory offer to compromise pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 998 on the defendant 19 days after filing the complaint and 5 days after the defendant answered the complaint.  The 998 offer is [...]

January 8th, 2019|Categories: Legal Alerts, Legal Blogs|

In the Age of Data Mega-Breaches, Delaware Chancery Court Explains Legal Standard for Imposing Oversight Liability on Corporate Directors

December 1, 2016 Paul K. Schrieffer, Esq. P. K. SCHRIEFFER LLP In Reiter v. Fairbank, C.A. No. 11693-CB (Del. Ch. Oct. 18, 2016), the Delaware Court of Chancery recently discussed the standard under Delaware law for imposing oversight liability on corporate directors. The case involved a derivative action by a [...]

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Legal Blogs|