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Commercial Property: What Must be Shown to Sue for Real Estate Failure to Disclose?

March 31, 2020

Property sellers have a duty to disclose certain information to their buyers. As explained by the California Department of Real Estate, there is a state statute in place that requires residential property sellers to include a Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement (TDS) as part of …

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Fiduciary Obligations: Moving Your Board From Good To Great

June 2014

This morning I attended a presentation on the fiduciary obligations of non-profit Boards of Directors. The panelists were Darya Allen-Attar (Morgan Stanley), Cheryl A. Calhoun (CBIZ MHM LLC), Lisa Greer Quateman (Polsinelli) and Mary Adams O’Connell (Adams O’Connell, Inc.). The panelists, all active on nonprofit …

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Family Litigation: The Disney Family

June 2014

Family litigation was front and center in a recent Hollywood Reporter article.  The article told the sordid story of the Disney grandchildren, who are fighting tooth and nail over the $400 million estate.    Whenever you are lamenting your family litigation, read this article to see …

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Trial Technique: Opening Statements

June 2014

Trial attorney Brian Kabateck spoke about opening statements during trial at the Santa Monica Bar Association Trial Seminar. He explained the importance of being able to describe your case in 30 seconds and of memorizing your opening statement. Mr. Kabateck always introduces his clients to …

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Famous trials: Denying The Holocaust

June 2014

I just read History On Trial by Deborah E. Lipstadt. She is an Emory University professor who wrote a book on Holocaust deniers. One author she identified in her book sued her in London for libel and defamation. In Britain the burden of proof in …

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Your Business Litigation Attorney and Your Information

May 2014

I recently attended the Santa Monica Bar Association’s Trial Seminar. Speakers included Tom Girardi, Brian Kabateck and Daniel Callahan, all accomplished trial attorneys with a trove of valuable information about how to win at trial. One of the most interesting presentations was by Deborah Chang …

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Corporate Litigation: Are Your Directors Acting Fairly?

December 2013

Corporate litigation attorneys are often involved in corporate litigation that challenges the fairness of corporate director and officer acts. What happens when corporate directors and officers have a conflict of interest and engage in transactions in which they have personal interests?

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