Decision Highlights Difficulty Of Establishing Statute Of Limitations Defense

In Ismael Rosas v. BASF Corporation et al., a recent California Court of Appeal decision, the Court reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendant based on a statute of limitations defense.  A contributing factor to the Court’s reversal of summary judgment was that the plaintiff’s pre-litigation testimony regarding his Read More…

Nevada Guardianship System: Ripe for Abuse?

In Nevada, guardianships generally begin when a concerned family member or social worker petitions Family Court to appoint a guardian for someone who cannot care for himself or herself because of age or mental or physical problems. In Clark County, the case goes to the Guardianship Commissioner, an appointed hearing master who oversees all such Read More…

Nevada Supreme Court Addresses Doctor-Patient And Therapist-Client Privileges Asserted By Defense

NRS 49.225 and NRS 49.247 protect communications between a patient and his or her doctor and between clients and their marriage and family therapist as confidential.  However, a patient who voluntary puts his physical or mental condition in issue in a lawsuit waives the protection of the doctor-patient privilege for communications with his doctor about Read More…

Appellate Court Addresses Burden Of Proof For Contract Reliance Damages

One component of damages for breach of contract is the amount expended by the non-breaching party toward performance of the contract.  This measure of damages is often referred to as “reliance damages.” The courts recognize limitations on reliance damages awards, such as proof that the plaintiff would have suffered a loss even if the defendant Read More…

LGC Plays Key Role In Bringing National Geographic Documentary To San Diego

National Geographic Channel is broadcasting an hour-long documentary featuring San Diego as one of the “World’s Smartest Cities,” providing the region with international exposure for its leading business climate, innovative science industry, and intelligent urban development. LGC was proud to assist in bringing this unique opportunity to the San Diego region. Partner Teresa Beck and Read More…