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2016 A Year in Review

January 31, 2017 on Articles by 0 COMMENTS

Notable Cases and Firm News Victory – Craig Bockman successfully obtained four defense awards in FINRA arbitration on behalf of major financial institutions. Victory – Bill Turner prevailed on appeal of an order granting summary judgment in a putative class action, as well as on numerous motions to compel to arbitration. Victory – Fredrick Rafeedie obtained an unconditional dismissal of […]

Whether to Include an Attorney’s Fees Provision in Contracts

October 19, 2016 on Articles by 0 COMMENTS

Deciding whether to include an attorney’s fees provision in a contract is not easy. In 2014, the California Court of Appeal in San Francisco held in Syers Props. III, Inc. v. Rankin, 226 Cal. App. 4th 691 (2014), that a “reasonable” attorney’s fees provision in an agreement does not limit the amount of the legal fees to that which the […]