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A Disappointing Opinion

in Civil Litigation by Timothy D. Reuben

Timothy D. Reuben’s article A Disappointing Opinion is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on October 6, 2021.    

Ruling Clarifies Precedent On Expert Reliance On Hearsay

in Civil Litigation by Timothy D. Reuben

Timothy D. Reuben and Stephanie I. Blum’s article Ruling Clarifies Precedent On Expert Reliance On Hearsay is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on August 23, 2021.  

21-Day Safe Harbor Provision Does Not Apply to Fee Request in Opposing Frivolous Anti-SLAPP Motion

in Civil Litigation by Stephen L. Raucher

In Changsha Metro Grp. Co., Ltd. v. Xufeng, 57 Cal. App. 5th 1 (2020), the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, clarified that the “safe harbor” provision of Code of Civil Procedure Section 128.5 does not apply where attorney’s fees … more

Court of Appeal Ruling Muddies The Waters On Punitive Damages

in Civil Litigation by Timothy D. Reuben

Timothy D. Reuben’s article Court of Appeal Ruling Muddies the Waters on Punitive Damages is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on March 1, 2021.  

Walking the Tightrope of Representing Two-Person Entities

in Civil Litigation by Timothy D. Reuben

Timothy D. Reuben’s article Walking the Tightrope of Representing Two-Person Entities is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on October 25, 2019.

Sanchez Revisited: A Better Way to Handle Objections

in Civil Litigation by Timothy D. Reuben

Timothy D. Reuben’s article Sanchez Revisited: A Better Way to Handle Objections is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on September 24, 2019.

Heimlich Shut the ‘Back Door’ to Vacating Arbitration Awards

in Civil Litigation by Stephen Raucher

Stephen Raucher’s article Heimlich Shut the ‘Back Door’ to Vacating Arbitration Awards is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on July 10, 2019.

The Ever-Evolving World of Anti-SLAPP

in Civil Litigation by Stephen Raucher

On Monday, June 24, 2019, Stephen L. Raucher was one of the panelists presenting a BHBA continuing legal education program entitled “The Ever-Evolving World of Anti-SLAPP.”  The program covered various topics and examined the most important developments in the world … more

Conflict Waiver Enforceability and the Duty of Loyalty

in Civil Litigation by Stephen Raucher

RRB’s Stephen Raucher’s article Conflict Waiver Enforceability and the Duty of Loyalty is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on September 28, 2018.

A Curious Case of Construction Defects and Unwaivable Rights

in Civil Litigation by Timothy D. Reuben

Timothy D. Reuben’s article A Curious Case of Construction Defects and Unwaivable Rights is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on August 31, 2018.

State High Court Soon To Decide Conflict Waivers Case

in Civil Litigation by Stephen Raucher

RRB’s Stephen Raucher’s article State High Court Soon to Decide Conflict Waivers Case is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on August 9, 2018.

Sanctions Under Section 128.5 Must Comply With 21-Day Safe Harbor Provision

in Civil Litigation by Stephen L. Raucher

In Nutrition Distribution, LLC v. Southern SARMs, Inc. (2018) 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 81, the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 7, was asked to interpret Code of Civil Procedure Section 128.5(f), which governs the procedure applicable to … more

Court of Appeal Clarifies Anti-SLAPP Applicability to Homeowner Associations as Quasi-Government Entities

in Civil Litigation by Timothy D. Reuben

On January 12, 2018, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division One issued its opinion in Golden Eagle Land Investment v. Rancho Santa Fe Assn. (2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 27). In Golden Eagle, the two plaintiffs sought approval from … more

Arbitrators Lack Power to Compel Pre-Hearing Third Party Document Production Under the FAA

in Civil Litigation by Stephen L. Raucher

In a decision that falls in line with the majority of other circuits to have considered the question, the Ninth Circuit recently held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) does not grant arbitrators the power to compel the production of … more

Punitive Damages In Bad Faith Cases Can Take Into Account Attorney Fees

in Civil Litigation by Stephen Raucher

RRB’s Stephen Raucher’s article “Punitive Damages In Bad Faith Cases Can Take Into Account Attorney Fees” is published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on June 15, 2016.

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