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December 2013 Archives

In-house Counsel Conflict Of Interest

As this important article explains, "in-house counsel must be cautious of potential conflicts of interest when representing both the employer and the employee."

California Court of Appeal, Third District holds in-house attorney may be liable for malpractice for failing to warn employee about conflict of interest.

December 4 2013, Authors: Barry Leigh Weissman and Nora A. Valenza-Frost

$1.5 Million Legal Malpractice Case

Plaintiff awarded over $1 million in legal malpractice case. Late filing of paperwork creates more than frustration, results in a significant judgement.

Tippi Hedren wins court battle against her former lawyer

Dec. 17, 2013 (UPI) -- A California appeals court has affirmed a nearly $1.5 million judgment in actress Tippi Hedren's favor, the Hollywood Reporter said.

Under Special Circumstances, Legal Malpractice Case May Be Assigned

There is a new exception in California to a general public policy against assigning legal malpractice cases.

California appeals panel recognizes ‘narrow’ assignment of legal malpractice claim.

A three-judge appeals panel in California has ruled for the first time that a legal malpractice action may be assigned when it is a small, incidental part of a larger commercial transfer of assets and liabilities between insurance companies.

Breaching Fiduciary Responsibility, Corporate Stock Incentive Plan

When a corporation distributes stock options in excess of its written stock incentive plan shareholders can file a lawsuit.

Delaware Chancery Court permits shareholder to bring fiduciary claim for board’s violation of a stock incentive plan

November 22 2013, Michael S. Gordon,

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