Litigation

What Are the “Cool Kids” Wearing? A Brand With A Lot of Potential Liability On Its Hands

What Are the “Cool Kids” Wearing? A Brand With A Lot of Potential Liability On Its Hands

Abercrombie & Fitch’s CEO Mike Jeffries and his controversial comments from a 2006 Salon article are back in the hot seat. Jeffries told the magazine, “In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids…”

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Copyright Infringement: a Novel Song

Copyright Infringement: a Novel Song

This month is less than half over and already, two well-known works have been subject to different lawsuits dealing with copyright issues.

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Public Interest Law Group Claims Dry Cleaning Underwear is Necessary Litigation Expense

Public Interest Law Group Claims Dry Cleaning Underwear is Necessary Litigation Expense

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) the domain of what is “necessary” for litigation includes dry cleaning underwear and so much more. In the past, the SPLC has fought courageous battles which have helped end discriminatory, violent, and demeaning practices by community organizations, county payroll departments, and vigilantes. Yet, the SPLC today bears a poor resemblance to its former self, seemingly embodying a culture of greed and excess more than one of devotion to a just cause.

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“Blue Bloods” Actress Jennifer Esposito in a Row with CBS Related to Her Illness

“Blue Bloods” Actress Jennifer Esposito in a Row with CBS Related to Her Illness

Actress Jennifer Esposito put CBS and the world on notice of her medical condition when last year she announced on the Late Show with David Letterman that she was diagnosed (in 2009) with celiac disease. Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder that can be deadly over time.

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New State Law Limits Most Depositions to Seven Hours

On September 18, 2012, California Governor Edmund G. Brown signed into law AB 1875. The law creates California Code of Civil Procedure section 2025.290, which will limit depositions in most cases to seven hours.

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State of the Court with Judge Mary Thornton House

By Martin Sullivan – Jack Schaedel and Martin Sullivan attended a luncheon today at the University Club in downtown Pasadena to learn about the State of the Los Angeles County Superior Court in a discussion led by Judge Mary Thornton House. The message — the Court is […]

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Court Strikes Down Prop. 8

By Christina Paquette – On February 7, 2012 a three-judge panel for the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit struck down Proposition 8 – a ballot measure passed in 2008 that amended California’s constitution to limit marriage to heterosexual couples. The Court ruled that Prop. 8, […]

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Before the New Year, Resolve to Reconsider Independent Contractor Classifications

By Martin E. Sullivan – Business owners who employ independent contractors may wake up with more than a champagne headache on January 1, 2012.  On this day, Senate Bill 459 will go into effect which imposes stiff penalties on employers who “willfully misclassify” an employee as an […]

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2011 Top Attorneys

Thursday, November 3, 2011,  Pasadena Magazine celebrated its 2011 Top Attorneys with a reception at the iconic Langham Huntington.  Over five hundred attorneys were chosen as best in their field for the issue that hit newsstands last week. The annual award is voted on by thousands of attorneys […]

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Tricks Not Treats: Halloween-Related Lawsuits

By Christina Paquette – Halloween season is a special time of year for the law. As one court put it, “[A]t trick-or-treat time, th[e] duty [of care] is modified. Our society encourages children to transform themselves into witches, demons, and ghosts, and play a game of threatening […]

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