Category Archives: Cases

Jury Gets it Right – AEG Live Not Responsible for Michael Jackson’s Death

A Los Angeles jury just decided that Dr. Conrad Murray was hired by AEG Live, but that the company has no responsibility for any negligence by Dr. Murray that led to the death of Michael Jackson. Attorneys for the plaintiffs … Continue reading

Defamation is Bad, but it Doesn’t Justify Chilling Free Speech

Our neighbors to the North are very American-like, until you get to issues of free speech. Most view Canada as the “least protective of free speech in the English-speaking world.” Reasonable minds can differ on some of Canada’s laws, such … Continue reading

Do You REALLY Want to Fight that Case?

Too many attorneys and their clients defend against cases that have no defense.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015) You took out a loan, your financial circumstances went south, and you were not able to repay the loan. Now you … Continue reading

Appeal Victory: Treble Damages for Theft Affirmed Against Defendant

As we reported in October of 2011, we persuaded an Orange County Superior Court Judge to apply Penal Code section 496(c) – making it illegal to receive stolen goods – to a case where the defendant had failed to repay … Continue reading

Judge Orders Man to Apologize to Ex-Wife on Facebook

Clients sometimes ask me to seek a letter of apology as part of a defamation settlement. I have managed to do so on a number of occasions, but I usually recommend a letter of retraction as opposed to a letter … Continue reading

Gloating Over $5,000 Settlement Costs Parents $234,011.87

Some callers to my office, wanting to sue for defamation because someone said terrible, false and hurtful things about them, are disappointed to learn that they cannot seek legal action because the speech falls under a privilege. By definition, “privileged” … Continue reading

How to Fight Back Against Online Defamation

Always striving not to reinvent the wheel, I keep my eyes open for articles that do a good job of explaining basic legal concepts.  In that regard, I receive many calls from prospective clients who don’t yet know the fundamentals of … Continue reading

“I Know Better Syndrome” Can Cost You Your Job

A case out of San Diego beautifully illustrates an issue that I frequently encounter with prospective clients, and provides a cautionary tale. The fact pattern is so common that I have given it a name — the “‘I Know Better’ Syndrome”, … Continue reading