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- Drought in Calif. is Changing the Real Estate Landscape
Law360 | July 23, 2015
San Francisco Real Estate associate Ian O’Banion and San Francisco Energy & Environmental associate Alison Torbitt authored this column discussing how California’s historic drought conditions are impacting the real estate industry.
- Calif. Cases to Watch in the 2nd Half of 2015
Law360 | July 22, 2015
San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Seth Neulight provides commentary in this feature story on key cases before the California Supreme Court.
- Post-Daimler Decisions Confirm the High Bar for General Jurisdiction over Product Manufacturers
TerraLex Connections | July 15, 2015
This column discusses a survey of lower court decisions in the sixteen months since the Supreme Court's decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman. This survey confirms that courts are applying a high bar with more uniform results as to when general jurisdiction will be found. Partner and co-leader of the Commercial Litigation practice Joe Ortego, San Francisco Commercial Litigation partner Eric Strain and New York City Commercial Litigation associate Zack Stillings co-authored the piece.