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Arbitrator Vindicates Former Bar President

In a recent decision, JAMS arbitrator Edward A. Infante granted a motion for summary judgment brought by former State Bar President Craig Holden, upholding his assertion that he never engaged in retaliatory behavior or conspired to have former Bar Executive Director Joseph Dunn fired.

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Amgen Beats Decade-Old Investor Suit

By Bonnie Eslinger

Law360, Los Angeles — A California judge Tuesday dismissed a decade-old action claiming Amgen Inc.’s board caused more than $1 billion in damages by overseeing an off-label drug marketing scheme, saying the shareholder failed to make a demand on the officials to instigate litigation before filing her suit.

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Insight Interview: Chevron’s R. Hewitt Pate

R. Hewitt Pate, Vice President and General Counsel at Chevron, manages a team of 400 lawyers for one of the world’s largest companies. In this installment of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers’ Insight Interviews with Steven Feldman, Mr. Pate discusses going the extra mile as an associate, tips for client interaction, and how to choose a business culture — not just a company — when going in house.

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Corporate Murder Charges Dismissed in Rehab Case

Riverside Superior Court Judge Elaine M. Kiefer dismissed murder charges against a drug and alcohol rehab corporation and its employees Friday, dramatically curtailing the scope of a criminal case that had been touted as groundbreaking prosecution. 

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State Bar Retains Hueston Hennigan

The State Bar of California today announces that it has hired prominent trial firm Hueston Hennigan LLP to represent it in the suit filed by its former Executive Director Joseph Dunn.

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