Changes in administrations often bring changes in law enforcement priorities. Whereas fines and prosecutions of white collar offenses declined under the previous administration, we can expect increased white collar enforcement under the Biden administration as new federal anti-money laundering laws take effect and new leadership is installed at the U.S. Department of Justice and other […]
For more information on how we can help your business, visit our COVID-19 Resource Center. On Friday, the President signed the $2 trillion emergency aid bill passed by Senate earlier last week in response to the economic blow of the coronavirus outbreak. The legislation, called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), is […]
This article was first published by Law360 in February 2018 and is reprinted with permission. In Gaynor v. Bulen,1 California’s Court of Appeal recently articulated the proper approach for determining whether allegations constitute protected activity under the anti-SLAPP statute,2 a standard most recently clarified by the California Supreme Court in Baral v. Schnitt (“Baral“),3 and Park […]
Susan Allison’s article ‘California Decision Expands Actuary’s Potential Liability Based on Aiding and Abetting Theory’ was republished by news aggregator, Mondaq.
The recently published California decision in Nasrawi v. Buck Consultants LLC, issued by the Court of Appeal, Sixth District, has the potential to expand an actuarial firm’s liability well beyond its current limits under California law. In Nasrawi, the appellate court reversed a trial court order which sustained a demurrer filed by defendants Buck Consultants […]
Courts in California continue to rely on the equitable and third party beneficiary principles discussed in JSM Tuscany, LLC v. Superior Court and Crowley Maritime Corp. v. Boston Old Colony Ins. Co., as the basis for extending a contractual obligation to arbitrate to nonsignatories of an arbitration agreement. The Southern District of California’s decision in City of […]
By Susan Allison The California Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Renewable Resources Coalition, Inc. v. Pebble Mines Corporation, et al., 218 Cal.App.4th 384 (July 20, 2013), illustrates perfectly the importance of careful drafting of claims as a means to successfully fend off a special motion to strike under Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 425.16, […]
The California Court of Appeal’s decision in Zamora v. Lehman, 214 Cal.App.4th 193 (March 7, 2013), offers a useful roadmap for drafting an enforceable provision in a professional services or employment contract that cuts short by years the applicable statute of limitations. Zamora involved a bankruptcy trustee’s breach of fiduciary duty claims against three former […]