Using International Business Plans to Chart a Smooth Voyage to Going Global

Nov 23, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

While companies are often heavily involved in a specific transaction or activity involving a foreign partner or assets and resources located outside of the US, it is always important to remember that the goals and objectives of the transaction or activity should be consistent with the company’s overall international business plan and strategy.

Revising California’s Jury Instructions on Bad Faith Failure to Settle: Should a Settlement Demand Be Necessary?

Nov 3, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

This post explores whether CACI No. 2334’s requirement of a formal settlement demand should be abandoned.

Does the establishment of an MDL invite the filing of cases with marginal merit?

Nov 2, 2016 By: Paul D. Rheingold

For defendants who often claim that cases of little or no merit are filed once an MDL for a mass tort has been set up, they now have something to cite: the September decision by Chief Judge Clay Land in the transvaginal mesh litigation.

Revising California’s Jury Instructions on Bad Faith Failure to Settle: Does Focusing on the Reasonableness of the Insurer’s Decision Raise the Specter of Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Failure to Settle Cases?

Nov 1, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

This post examines whether making unreasonable insurer conduct an element of a bad faith failure to settle claim affects the ability of insurers to dispose of such claims on summary judgment before trial.

Revising California’s Jury Instructions on Bad Faith Failure to Settle: Should There Be a Second Reasonableness Inquiry?

Oct 27, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

This post argues that focusing exclusively on the reasonableness of the claimant’s settlement demand effectively makes bad faith failure to settle a strict liability tort in violation of California law.

Revising California’s Jury Instructions on Insurance Bad Faith: Tort Liability for Unreasonable Settlement Decisions

Oct 25, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

Today’s post discusses the second, and more controversial, revision to the Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions on insurance bad faith: Proposed changes to CACI No. 2334 on a liability insurer’s bad faith failure to settle.

Revising California’s Jury Instructions on Insurance Bad Faith: The Nature of the Tort of Insurance Bad Faith

Oct 3, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

My last post discussed briefly two significant revisions to the Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) on insurance bad faith.

Make you and your clients’ lives easier with legal time and billing software

Sep 28, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Make you and your clients’ lives easier with legal time and billing software

Are there any common factors in the recent demise of some MDL mass tort actions?

Sep 27, 2016 By: Paul D. Rheingold

Recently, it appears that more than the usually rare event of an unsuccessful MDL has been occurring. Is there some sort of common process going on?

Law firm management

Sep 26, 2016 By: Alan Gutterman

Historically, the management of most law firm had surprisingly little to do with what is really the primary business of the firm: the timely and effective delivery of high quality and valuable legal services to clients.

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