Ninth Circuit Appellate Jurisdiction

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals provides an outline that all attorneys…


Law v. Siegel - Prediction: Supreme Court Will Lay Down the Law

The Supreme Court's decision to grant certiorari in Law v. Siegel to a…


Citing Unpublished Opinions: The Conflict Between the No-Citation Rule and Judicial Notice

Although attorneys commonly believe that unpublished opinions cannot be cited,…


reid & hellyer

Arbitrator Disclosures Give Rise To Litigation

No Man is an Island: Court rules that arbitrators need not live in splendid…


Business, Labor & Employment

Modified Seller Held Note Subject to Anti-Deficiency Statutes

Appellant buyers purchased a multi-unit parcel from the seller for…


Freedom to Choose Your Roommate: Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley v. Roommate.com

Can the selection of a roommate give rise to a legal claim for discrimination?…


Alley

Is It Possible To Obtain A Prescriptive Easement Over An Existing Easement?

In California, the rules regarding adverse possession and prescriptive easement…


Government Geographic Information Systems are Not a Freely Available “Public Record”

Should the California Public Records Act allow free access to high-tech mapping…


Pension Benefits of Public Retirees Not Private

Public employee pay and benefits have been hot topics of late, exacerbated by…


Scales of Justice

IRS Appeals Procedure

The IRS has finished its audit and has issued a “30-day letter" with proposed…