2017 February

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Articles in this issue:
Toxic-tort litigation: Review of Cases from 2016

Toxic-tort litigation: Review of Cases from 2016

Asbestos, found in brake linings (above), is one type of toxic-tort that may involve the "sophisticated intermediary" defense

Raphael Metzger

2017 February


The “sophisticated-intermediary” defense in products liability

Understanding and litigating this products liability defense, including the recent Kesner holding by the California Supreme Court

Rajeev Mittal

2017 February


Class-action settlements in an ever-more-crowded field

Class-action settlements in an ever-more-crowded field

Courts get tougher on procedure and defendants play one plaintiff against the other

Jahan Sagafi
Tara Mohseni

2017 February


It all starts with your retainer agreement – get it right!

It all starts with your retainer agreement – get it right!

A review of the rules for contingency-fee retainer agreements

Thomas C. Zaret

2017 February


PAGA procedural amendments

PAGA procedural amendments

Same statute, new requirements for Labor Code violations

Lisa P. Mak

2017 February


Why class counsel must think like a trial lawyer

Why class counsel must think like a trial lawyer

There are many obstacles on the way to class certification, but Spokeo isn’t one of them

Daniel LeBel

2017 February


Twelve concepts crucial to successful voir dire

Twelve concepts crucial to successful voir dire

Attorneys must take special care in painting for the jury the minor-impact-auto-accident case with only soft-tissue injuries

Christopher Dolan

2017 February


Appellate Reports

Cal Supreme Court rules in Augustus v. ABM that the Brinker standard applies to rest breaks and that “on call” rest breaks are not compliant with the law

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2017 February


Profile: Joseph Brent

The former prosecutor enjoys challenge of tough liability cases

Stephen Ellison

2017 February


A minor compromise

A minor compromise

Where the funds go when resolving a minor’s claim (minor's compromise) requires due consideration

Miles B. Cooper

2017 February

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