SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline, By John H. O'Brien) - The California Supreme Court has decided its stance on contingency fee agreements between public entities and private attorneys should be loosened.
An opinion released Monday in a group of paint companies' challenge to a public nuisance lawsuit filed by several California counties and cities says the case differs from a previous one banning such agreements because it is a civil case. Read More »
The following cases are placed upon the calendar of the Supreme Court for hearing at its courtroom in the Earl Warren Building, 350 McAllister Street, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, California, on May 3, 4, 5 and 6, 2010.
MONDAY, MAY 3, 2010 — 1:30 P.M.
S166435: Clayworth v. Pfizer, Inc. et al. (Kennard, Chin and Corrigan, JJ., not participating; Ruvolo, Robie and Miller, assigned justices pro tempore)
S175907: People v. Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Ins. Co.
S015384: People v. Letner (Richard Lacy) and Tobin (Christopher Allan) [Automatic Appeal] Read More »
As previously reported, on March 4, David Axelrad of Horvitz Levy LLP filed with the California Supreme Court a Request for Depublication of the Priceline decision. Quite unexpectedly, the Court took the unusual step of, on its own motion, granting review of Priceline. Read More »
California’s Continued Flirtation With Contingency Fee Counsel: Request for Depublication of Priceline Decision Filed
Richard Faulk. "The Crucible of Common Sense: Real and Illusory Expectations in Copenhagen" Andrews Litigation Reporter 30.10 (2009).
He hoped that in a time of war and common danger he might take the liberty of putting those opposite assertions into the crucible of Common Sense, consuming the Humbug, and producing the Truth.
–Charles Dickens, HouseHold Words, Vol. 12 (1856). Read More »
On February 12, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced it was filing a petition to have EPA reconsider its determination to trigger the Clean Air Act as the means for regulating greenhouse gas emissions following EPA's finding that such emissions threaten the public's health and welfare.
The Queer Case of the Quarrelsome Convocation: Allies, Adversaries, Indifference And Exaggeration In Copenhagen
Richard Faulk. "The Queer Case of the Quarelsome Convocation: Allies, Adversaries, Indifference and Exaggeration in Copenhagen" Andrews Litigation Reporter 30.11 (2009).
They have been at a great feast of languages, and stol’n the scraps. ...
O, they have liv’d long on the alms-basket of words.
–William Shakespeare, ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost,’ Act 5, scene 1 Read More »