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Alan Hearty Joins Litigation Practice Group At Allen Matkins

LOS ANGELES - Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP , a leading California business and real estate law firm, has announced the expansion of its litigation practice group with the addition of Alan D. Hearty as associate in the firm's Century City office. Hearty's practice focuses...

Brazil-Russia-India-China (BRIC) Laws Toolbox

B razil R ussia I ndia C hina Laws Toolbox Welcome to LexisNexis B.R.I.C.Laws toolbox that brings you LexisNexis content available for the new emerging economic bloc composed of the nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China (the People’s Republic of China.) The BRIC nations...

Western European Laws Toolbox

Western European Laws Toolbox Welcome to our Western European Laws Toolbox, our collection of laws and legal analysis for the nations of this important region. Please note that nations with an asterisk after their name are also members of the European Union and that you will want to visit our EU...

Keller and Heckman LLP: 15-Second Advertising Law Alert: Michael Jordan's Judicial Air Ball

By Richard J. Leighton When is speech "commercial" and what is an "advertisement"? A recent federal decision addresses these fundamental questions in an eyebrow-raising fashion. * BACKGROUND Plaintiff is basketball legend Michael Jordan. Defendant is Chicago area Jewel...

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When, If Ever, Is A Residential Mortgage Not "Residential" For The Purpose of Foreclosure?

By Peter J. Gallagher ( @pjsgallagher ) Believe it or not, this question comes up from time to time in my practice (exciting life, I know). In recent years I have prosecuted many foreclosure actions, but only commercial foreclosures. So the first question I usually ask a colleague who comes to...

Ninth Circuit Holds Known Loss Language Inapplicable

In Kaady v. Mid-Continent Casualty Company , 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 10754 (9th Cir. June 25, 2015), [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, applying Oregon law, had opportunity to consider the meaning...

To Be or Not to Be – an Insured Contract: Coverage for Breach of Warranty Claims

By Jill Berkeley , Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP In Bituminous Casualty Corporation v. Plano Molding Company , 2015 IL App (2d) 140292, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ],the Illinois Appellate Court tackled one of the most misunderstood...

Complex Commercial Tenancies Often Test the Limits of the Summary Eviction Process

I recently co-authored an article, entitled " Commercial Tenancies, Complexities, And The Limits Of the Summary Eviction Process ," that discusses, as the title suggests, situations where commercial landlord-tenant matters may be too complicated for the normal, summary eviction process in New...