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Litigation COVID-19 Coronavirus as a Force Majeure Defense to Contractual Non-performance

One often doesn’t know the extent of one’s insurance coverage until a calamity occurs. So it is with force majeure provisions in contracts Typically, force majeure provisions are included in contracts to excuse a party from contractual obligations if some unforeseen event beyond its control prevents performance of its contractual obligations. As of March 2, […]

Litigation New Matter: Federal Circuit Report

Rex Hwang and Shenel Ozisik wrote the Federal Circuit Report which appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of New Matter, Vol. 44, No. 2. The article discusses the recent decision in PersonalWeb Technologies, LLC v. Apple Inc. in which the Federal Circuit reversed the Patent Trial and Appeals Board’s cancellation of U.S. Patent No. 7,802,310 […]

Litigation New Matter: Federal Circuit Report

Rex Hwang and Shenel Ozisik wrote the Federal Circuit Report which appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of New Matter, Vol. 44, No. 1., discussing game-related patents on March 25th, 2019.      

Litigation Welcome Anti-SLAPP Guidance for California Courts and Litigants

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 […]

Appellate, Environmental, Government, Land Use, Litigation, Natural Resources & Mining, Regulatory and Enforcement Group and Renewable Energy/Climate Change Environmental Law News: Environmental Law News: Coming Full Circle in the Fifth—Revisiting the Concept of ‘Urban Decay’ and its Increasingly Limited Role in CEQA

Martin Stratte wrote the article “Coming Full Circle in the Fifth—Revisiting the Concept of ‘Urban Decay’ and its Increasingly Limited Role in CEQA” published in the Environmental Law Section of California Lawyers Association—Environmental Law News in Spring 2018, Vol. 27, No. 1.