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Derivative Lawsuit: Compulsory Cross-Complaints and Derivative Actions

June 3, 2021

Corporate Litigation Attorneys Cannot Side Step The Rules In A Derivative Lawsuit 1. The compulsory cross-complaint statute is designed to prevent ‘piecemeal litigation’. Business litigation attorneys in Los Angeles and throughout California are familiar with California Code of Civil Procedure section 426.30(a) relating to cross-complaints.  …

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Business Development: Building Authentic and Deep Relationships

June 2014

I love Keith Ferrazzi’s book Never Eat Alone, which is all about building relationships. Mr. Ferrazzi spoke at Live Talks Los Angeles this morning about building authentic and deep relationships. Business attorneys (and all attorneys) sometimes frown on talk of marketing, branding or sales but, …

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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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