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Trolling for Dollars
The tech industry is up in arms over patent assertion entities -- often called "patent trolls" -- that deluge businesses with demand letters to extract settlements. Yet the patent office is overburdened, and no legislative solution is in sight.

Inside the Chamber
With Congress at a stalemate, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce files cert petitions and amicus briefs to pursue its agenda at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Baseball's Territorial Lock
The Ninth Circuit is mulling San Jose's challenge to Major League Baseball's long-standing judicial exemption from antitrust laws.

The Chamber's Scorecard

Solicitor General's Office Expands
California is one of several states that has expanded its solicitor general offices recently.

"Law Suits" for All
The 13th annual "Law Suits" clothing drive is in July.

Prop 65: Reform of Toxics Law a Challenge
Disclosure rules meant to clear the air around Prop. 65 promise to stir up industry.

Insurance Industry Vastly Outspends Measure's Supporters
A look at the spending in a ballot measure battle.

Courtly Manners: Rewarding Referrals Can Go Haywire
How to give proper thank yous for referrals.

Bar Associations: Calling All Dinosaurs
The creature formerly known as brontosaurus looms over a section of the L.A. County Bar.


Safe Storage
Once a firm has begun taming its accumulated data, the next challenge is where and how to store it.

Class Action


Editor's Note


Expert Advice: Medicare Set-Asides
Medicare set-asides are a complex subject that personal injury litigators need to understand.

MCLE: Criminal Law: Victim Restitution
California's victim-restitution law is a powerful tool for people who have been injured by criminal conduct.

Discipline Report

In Pro Per: A Dialogue on Justice
A lawyer teaches students abroad about victims' rights in the United States.

Legally Speaking: What Is Life Worth?
A conversation with Kenneth R. Feinberg, the lawyer who presided over the distribution of billions of dollars to those who suffered grevious injuries and losses during the 9/11 attack.

Roundtable-Class Action: Class Action
An update with Goodwin Procter; Joseph Saveri Law Firm; Loeb & Loeb; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; and Rutan & Tucker.

Roundtable-Class Action: Participants

Practical Tips: Recovering Fees from Clients
A law firm that represents itself cannot recover attorneys fees from former clients unless the underlying retainer agreement contains the proper language.

Social Media: Defamation Without a Name
Online posts from anonymous sources add a layer of complexity to addressing defamation.

In House: Protecting and Serving
A new general counsel finds her work rewarding -- even though the hours are just as long as they were at a law firm.

At Large: The Third Branch
A lawyer looks back at his grandfather's career as a judge in 1930s Germany and reminds us why an independent judiciary is so important.