Lois Lindstrom and Sharon Hightower Named San Francisco Women Leaders in the Law
In recognition of Women's History Month, American Lawyer Media is celebrating women attorneys who have achieved leadership status in their field by naming them Women Leaders in the Law. Lois Lindstrom, in the Oakland office, and Sharon Hightower, in the San Jose office, have achieved this distinction.
Settling Around Express Indemnity: Bobrow/Thomas Revisited
Is it possible for a subcontractor to settle with a plaintiff around a cross-complainant’s claim for express contractual indemnity? Conventional wisdom holds that express contractual indemnity claims will always survive a motion for a determination of good faith settlement because a determination of a good faith settlement(Code Civ. Proc. §877.6) only eliminates cross-complaints for equitable indemnity and contribution.
Recent Appellate Opinion Expands Duties of Commercial Real Estate Brokers Representing Buyers
The recent appellate case of Saffie v. Schmeling (E055716, 4th District Court of Appeal, March 7, 2014) suggests that a buyer’s broker has an affirmative duty to investigate whether a parcel is suitable for the commercial plans of the buyer and whether the local government regulations prohibit the buyer’s anticipated land use. On the other hand, the court found that the seller’s broker had a more limited duty in this context.
Defamation and Internet Reviews
With the recent filing of a complaint by a group of “Raiderettes” against their employer, the NFL's Oakland Raiders, I thought it would be a good opportunity to discuss the state of California's wage and hour law and some issues which might pose traps for employers that have become relevant in the wake of the Raiderette suit.
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