California Land Use Blog
- JMBM Hotel Developers Forum: Miguel Santana advocates hotel expansion for downtown Los Angeles
- JMBM Recognized as a 2014 Best Law Firm in Land Use & Zoning Law
- Last-Minute CEQA Bill Brings Significant Changes for Major Infrastructure Projects and Projects within Transit Priority Areas
- Planned Use of Eminent Domain Powers to Condemn Underwater Mortgages Faces Uncertain Constitutional Outcome
- California Supreme Court to Local Agencies: Hypothetical Future Baselines in CEQA are not per se Improper in All Cases, but likely are Improper in the Vast Majority
Class Action Defense Blog
- Class Action Defense CasesAmerican Express v. Italian Colors: United States Supreme Court Reverses Second Circuit Refusal To Enforce Class Action Waiver Under Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)
- Class Action Defense CasesBrinker v. Superior Court: California Supreme Court Affirms, Reverses And Remand Class Action Certification Ruling In Labor Law Class Action Clarifying Meal And Rest Break Requirements
- Class Action Defense Cases–KPMG v. Cocchi: Supreme Court Reiterates Requirement That State Courts Follow Concepcion And Enforce Arbitration Agreements Under The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)
- Richard Watts: "Fables of Fortune: What Rich People Have That You Don't Want"
- Class Action Defense Cases–Ellis v. Costco Wholesale Corp.: Ninth Circuit Vacates And Remands Class Action Certification In Gender Discrimination Labor Law Case
Hotel Law Blog
- Hotel Lawyer: Surge of activity creates new management agreement opportunities
- New "tipping" rules for 2014: Are you ready?
- ADA Defense lawyer: Pool lift litigation proliferates. Why enterprise-wide compliance is the best solution.
- Rob Koger -- putting the whole story into perspective
- NOW is the best time to buy or sell a hotel in many years
Patent Law Blog
- District Court Declines to Vacate Claim Construction Order After Settlement Agreement
- Apple v. Samsung: District Court Denies Samsung's Emergency Renewed Motion for Stay Pending Reexamination of Apple's Patent
- Long Delay in Moving to Transfer Results in Denial of Motion
- Summary Judgment Granted Where District Court Determined Patent Was Not Infringed Because Not All of Infringing Steps of Method Patent Were Performed in the United States
- District Court in Delaware Dismisses Patent Infringement Claim That is Plead Based on Joint Infringement But Did Not Plead Sufficient Facts to Establish Direction and/or Control