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Supreme Court Opinion on Wedding Cake for Same-Sex Couples Provides Cautionary Tale for Public Entities

June 2018
Number 24

On June 4, 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided theMasterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case in a 7-2 decision… 850 more words


15 Years Later - the Hard Work Starts to Pay Off - Litigation Department of the Year

Before starting the firm in 2003, both Peter Berlowe and Eric Assouline worked as associate attorneys at the Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP law firm.  Hanging in the office of the Head of the Litigation Department was a framed plaque that read “Defense Verdict of the Year.”  This plaque commemorated the awesome accomplishment of the senior partner’s efforts, and it was recognized by the American Law Journal.  306 more words

Business Litigation

Court Rules that Trump's Viewpoint-Based Twitter Blocking Violates the First Amendment

June 2018
Number 22

In Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, et al. v. Donald J. Trump, et al., the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that President Donald J. 885 more words


Another Court Rules that Consultant Contracts May be Void Due to Conflict of Interest

June 2018
Number 21

A school district consultant’s services agreements may be void under Government Code section 1090, even though the consultant is not an officer or employee of the school district. 768 more words

Facilities And Business

The Trump Foundation and the "Art of the Self-Deal"

Heads Up! It’s Political!

Today, I learned what IRS Form 4720 is.

It is the form that a nonprofit private foundation may be required to complete when those responsible for a nonprofit foundation must reimburse the foundation for “self-dealing,” or using the nonprofit foundation for the personal gain of those operating the foundation. 2,737 more words


Carbon 6 Rings Case Study - Financing the Business Model (and staving off legal troubles)

B 483 Carbon 6 Case Study.pdf

John Paul Easley was the original creator of the “Carbon 6 Rings” company, which produced carbon fiber rings with a glowing, luminescent interior.  3,255 more words

Off The Cuff

Six Lessons from the Rebel Wilson Court of Appeal decision

In September 2017, after Rebel Wilson had won ‘monster’ damages in her defamation case in Victoria (in Australian terms anyway), I posted on this blog my concern that her multi-million dollar damages award might be at risk if scrutinised by an appellate court (see… 2,764 more words