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Practice Pointers (access required)

In the wake of State v. Hamrick, prosecutors and defense lawyers should proceed cautiously in auto cases that result in multiple criminal charges. Sometimes, a plea or conviction on the first charge will bar prosecution of the second under the ...

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Sex And Shrinks (access required)

Next week, the State Bar’s Ethics Committee will decide whether to adopt a controversial ethics rule. RPC 159 would allow an attorney to approve a settlement conditioned on keeping information of a therapist’s sexual misconduct from the appropriate licensing board. ...

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Liability Policy Covers Punitives (access required)

A liability insurance company must pay punitive damages awarded against its insured following a 1988 truck accident, the Supreme Court has ruled. The court’s ruling makes it clear that general liability policies cover punitives unless those damages are specifically excluded. ...

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