2019 December

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Articles in this issue:
Anti-SLAPP at the Supreme Court

Anti-SLAPP at the Supreme Court

The long and winding road, unabated: A review of major anti-SLAPP rulings since 2016

Herb Fox

2019 December


Pitfalls and hazards when perfecting a civil appeal

Pitfalls and hazards when perfecting a civil appeal

Filing a notice of appeal is a seemingly simple task, but determining whether and when to appeal can be a daunting task

Judith Posner
Gerald Serlin

2019 December


Inferences explained

Inferences explained

Using and rebutting inferences

Janet R. Gusdorff

2019 December


Political will and the power of the pen

Political will and the power of the pen

The shifting perspective of sexual abuse results in long-overdue changes to California’s statutes of limitations: AB 218 and related bills

Holly Boyer

2019 December


I just won! Can I relax now?

I just won! Can I relax now?

From a costs memo to an attorney’s fees motion to juror declarations, a review of what to do after the verdict

Valerie T. McGinty

2019 December



Games, swords, shields, lies, and cherries

Games, swords, shields, lies, and cherries

Dealing with claims of privilege at trial

James West

2019 December


How to avoid a State Bar complaint

How to avoid a State Bar complaint

Put the client’s interests ahead of your own — and return phone calls

Erin Joyce

2019 December


Ethical obligations in a social media posting

Ethical obligations in a social media posting

Are your social media postings (“celebrating a great verdict today”) a “communication” under the Rules of Professional Conduct and therefore subject to attorney advertising rules?

Michelle Iarusso

2019 December


My big mouth

My big mouth

Whether it’s a comment to the press, a letter to the defendant or a memo for the court, legal communications can result in attorney liability, “litigation privilege” notwithstanding

Douglas Johnson
Neville L. Johnson

2019 December


Appellate Reports

Plaintiffs’ law firm sues client for defamation in website reviews, trial court grants anti-SLAPP motion against firm, upheld on appeal

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2019 December

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