CAOC Forum Magazine - 2015 Article Index
 
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2015
March/April May/June
 July/August September/October November/December
 
January/February 2015, Vol. 45 No. 1
6 It’s that time again ...
Sharon J. Arkin
8 Winning in 2015
Brian Chase
10 Mediation preparation
M. Lawrence Lallande, Sr., and Karina N. Lallande
16 Do it right – do it once – get it settled
Michael D. Ranahan and Michael G. Ornstil
20 Mediating the contested liability wrongful death case: Inform and persuade
Bradley Bostick, Rajeev Kelkar, Jason Fries, Jeanette Pavini and Jessica Avanzino
26 Class(ic) settlement problems
Honorable Curtis E.A. Karnow
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34 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
44 2014 Convention report
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News and Notes
Hawaii Seminar report – John M. Feder
CAOIE holiday party – Jason Sanchez
CAOC 2014 Awards – J.G. Preston
Women’s Caucus Report – Shehnaz M. Bhujwala
New Lawyers Division Report – Brooke Bove
Diversity Committee Report – Deborah Chang
Amicus Curiae Update – Kevin K. Green
Volunteer Spotlight – Phil Bourdette – Kristine K. Meredith
American Association for Justice Update – Ingrid Evans and Amanda Greenburg

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March/April 2015, Vol. 45 No. 2
6 Happy anniversary!
Sharon J. Arkin
8 The legislative year that lies ahead
Brian Chase
10 Litigating contagion: Vaccines, exemptions, and potential liability
Stewart Pollock
14 Tomorrow today: Autonomous vehicles and robot car safety
Raymond Paul Johnson and Eliot A. Bennion
20 Beware dangerous roadside safety devices
Eric M. Abramson
26 Anticipating Daubert challenges: Potential attacks and some persuasive authorities
Kevin Calcagnie
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36 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
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Civil Justice after Ferguson – J.G. Preston
Legislative update – Nancy Peverini
Political update – Lea-Ann Tratten
What’s New in Tort and Trial – SJCTLA – Lawrence Knapp
CAOC Champions of Justice
What’s New in Tort and Trial – CAOIE – Jason R. Sanchez
What’s New in Tort and Trial – San Mateo County TLA – Aaron Markowitz
Class Action Seminar Report – Ingrid M. Evans and Anne Marie Murphy
Charles “Chuck” Dell’Ario - A lone wolf finds his pack Deborah Chang
New Lawyers Division Report
Brooke Bove
Women’s Caucus Report
Shehnaz M. Bhujwala
Diversity Committee Report
Deborah Chang
Amicus Curiae update
Kevin K. Green
Volunteer spotlight – Michael Gatto
Kristine Meredith
American Association for Justice update
Ingrid Evans and Amanda Greenburg
Special Washington update
Linda Lipsen

 
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May/June 2015, Vol. 45 No. 3
6 A warrior’s journey
Sharon J. Arkin
8 What your CAOC team is currently doing for you, your practice and consumer rights
Brian Chase
10 A line is drawn: The California Supreme Court concludes that MICRA’s $250,000 cap applies only to damages awarded in a judgment and does not apply to settlements
Stuart Esner
14 Tips for CCP 998 offers
Sarah Allison Havens
18 Avoiding penalties from bad faith 998 offers
Sharon J. Arkin
21 No offsets for post-judgment settlements
22 Briefing witnesses for deposition or cross-examination
David A. Rosen
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36 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
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News and Notes
Legislative update – CAOC priorities – Nancy Peverini
SMCTLA Spring Mixer – Bobby Thompson
CAOIE “Honoring the Bench” – Jason R. Sanchez
Annual Tahoe Ski Seminar Report – Deborah Chang
Women’s Caucus Report – Shehnaz M. Bhujwala
Diversity Committee Report – Deborah Chang
New Lawyers Division Report – Brooke Bove
Share Your Story – Micha Star Liberty
Amicus Curiae Update – Kevin K. Green
Volunteer spotlight – Anne Marie Murphy – Kristine Meredith
Special Washington update – Linda Lipsen
American Association for Justice update – Ingrid Evans and Amanda Greenburg

 
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July/August 2015, Vol. 45 No. 4
6 A great read
Sharon J. Arkin
8 The paths to justice
Brian Chase
10 Whistleblowers: An overview of federal and state whistleblower retaliation protections for California clients
Kelly Armstrong and Michael A. Levy
16 Raising more than a triable issue to defeat summary judgment
Jennifer L. Fiore and Robert W. Thompson
20  Building your case for parental dependency in wrongful death actions
Neil K. Gehlawat and Chad J. A. Boyles
26 Use of criminal convictions in subsequent civil trials
Brian S. Kabateck and Shant A. Karnikian
32 Opening up your own shop: Figuring out if it’s right for you
Shaana A. Rahman
36 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
41 News and Notes
SMCTLA Bowling for charity
CAOIE Mixer at the Mission
Kaiser Seminar – San Diego – Mike Kelly
Legislative Update – Justice Killers – Nancy Peverini
Sandwiches for Justice – Jacquie Serna Anguino
Women’s Caucus Report – Shehnaz M. Bhujwala
Diversity Committee Report – Deborah Chang
2015 Justice Day – Paul Woods
New Lawyers Division Report – Brooke Bove
Phone Bank – photos
Amicus Curiae update – Kevin K. Green
Volunteer Spotlight – Robert Simon – Kristine Meredith
American Association for Justice update – Ingrid Evans and Amanda Greenburg
Special Washington update – Linda Lipsen
56 This year’s five most “frivolous” lawsuits by “greedy” trial lawyers
Arthur Bryant, Public Justice Foundation


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September/October 2015, Vol. 45 No. 5
6 Three steps forward, two steps back
Sharon J. Arkin
8 The lesson of Atticus
Brian Chase
10 How far is California from Ferguson, Missouri?
Carl E. Douglas
10 Crusader for civil rights in California: Carl Douglas
Deborah Chang
14 Policing the police: CAOC member Morgan Ricketts organized Excessive
Force Lawyers to help protesters in demonstrations against police shootings.
Lucas Bensley
18 Where are all the women lawyers? Diversity in the legal profession in
California: 2015
Deborah Chang and Sonia Chopra, Ph.D.
26 Top 10 things to remember when creating a structured settlement
Patrick Farber
30 On Writing Well
Daniel U. Smith and Valerie T. McGinty
32 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
43 News and Notes
Legislative wrap-up: A mixed year – Nancy Peverini
A moving memoir – Sharon J. Arkin
SJCTLA seminar report – Larry Knapp
CAOIE Mid-Summer Mixer – Jason R. Sanchez
Diversity Committee report – Deborah Chang
Women’s Caucus report – Shehnaz M. Bhujwala
Amicus Curiae update – Kevin K. Green
Volunteer Spotlight – Craig Peters – Kristine Meredith
Day at the Races – Photos
Champion of Justice Award: Sandra Ribera Speed – Deborah Chang
Washington update – Linda Lipsen
American Association for Justice update – Ingrid Evans and Amanda Greenburg
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November/December 2015, Vol. 45 No. 6
6 Some of my best “friends”
Sharon J. Arkin
8 A great year of change
Brian Chase
10  In pursuit of justice
Elise Sanguinetti
12 Quick tips for litigating FEHA cases against public entities
Erika Jacobsen White
16 Did Harris v. Santa Monica change the playing field in mixed-motive cases?
Alexis McKenna
20 Compliance through computers
Josh G. Konecky
24 Employers on a rampage: Dealing with litigation bullies
Jeremy Pasternak
30 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
39 News and Notes
Kaiser Seminar – San Francisco
San Mateo County TLA Seminar: “How to Settle Your Case: Perspectives From All Sides” - Aaron Markowitz
Dinner with Panish and Paboojian - CVTLA Master’s Trial Seminar - Monrae L. English
CAOIE seminar report - Jason Sanchez
Women’s Caucus Report - Shehnaz M. Bhujwala
Diversity Committee report - 2015 Leadship Academy - Deborah Chang
New Lawyers Division Report - Brooke Bove
Amicus Curiae update - Kevin K. Green
Volunteer Spotlight – Gomez Trial Attorneys - Kristine Meredith
Washington Update - Linda Lipsen
American Association for Justice update - Ingrid Evans and Amanda Greenburg
42 CAOC 2015 Award Recipients
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