Not So Fast, Sacklers

A bankruptcy settlement reached earlier this year shielding the owners of the company responsible for making and marketing OxyContin was overturned by a federal judge. Senior U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon said in a written opinion that the New York bankruptcy court did not have authority to grant the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharma […]

The un-retirement of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady

A Las Vegas-based sportsbook is asking the National Football League (NFL) to investigate if significant bets placed using insider information regarding the un-retirement of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. As reported in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Westgate SuperBook vice president Jay Kornegay believes that a bettor placed a large bet for the Buccaneers to […]

Is our DNA our own intellectual property by birthright?

A recent decision from the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals is attempting to grapple with that very issue and has decided some state privacy laws protect image and likeness akin to the way federal law protects intellectual property. The court has historically been divided on the issue, with the latest case; Hepp v. Facebook Inc, […]

Pro Bono Hours Hit All-Time High During Pandemic

A report from the Pro Bono Institute shows that Amazon, food delivery and PPE manufacturers weren’t the only industries to set records during the pandemic. The global COVID pandemic has not only changed how law firms around the world work – nearly instantly replacing such mainstays as three-piece suits, court appearances and client/lawyer meetings with […]

내가 소송과 곁들어요 무슨 일이 일어날까?

일반적으로 올바르게 30일 혹은 기본 응답하기 위해 법원에 의해 궁극적으로 여러분에 대한에 대한 판단의 결과를 입력할 수 있는 소환과 불평했다 일단.완화는 원고에 의해 노력하였습니다. 그래서 서류를 무시하면 안된다. 가능한 한 빨리 또는 온라인은 법원 웹 사이트로 더 중요한 마감을 및 응답 요구 사항에 대해 알 변호사를 뒤져내다 변호사 선택이 그러한 당신이 그리고 법적인 사실에 입각한 […]

What happens when I’m served with a lawsuit?

Typically, once you are properly served a summons and complaint you have 30 days to respond or your default could be entered by the court ultimately resulting in a judgement against you for the relief sought by the plaintiff. So, don’t ignore the papers. Seek out an attorney as soon as possible or go online […]

Partner Talks Risk Management

Los Angeles managing partner Roy Koletsky spoke recently about Effective Risk Management for Commercial Property Owners at the Luxe Hotel in Brentwood.The event, held in February, was sponsored by Dynamics Capital and the Los Angeles Venture Association.

New Hire to Bolster Norcal Trial Practice

The Firm is pleased to announce that Kimberly Millington has joined KMFM’s Oakland office effective immediately. Ms. Millington brings nearly 20 years of trial experience to the Firm’s litigation Group. She is a graduate of UCLA and Southwestern Law School . Prior to joining KMFM she served as Managing Attorney for Dale Braden & Hincliiffe’s […]

Partner Joins Task Force

Family law partner Sharon Friedman-Castiel has been appointed to the Civility in Family Law Task Force (CFLTF). The goal of CFLTF is to bring civility to the family law industry so that the parties can leave their marriage with dignity  in order to better foster an environment for children to thrive. A tall order, indeed! […]