Monday, May 6, 2013

Appellate tidbits

Last Thursday the DJ profiled 4/1's Justice Haller and also featured an article by Reed Smith's Appellate Practice Group leader Paul Fogel (and associate Maytak Chin) titled 9th Circuit Injects Confusion Into Collateral Order Jurisprudence. On Friday the DJ ran an article by Irell & Manella Appellate Practice Group leader Joseph Lipner (and associate BJ Ard) continuing their series on California Supreme Court civil law developments. (The article covers three case: Applle  v. Superior Court, about the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act and online sales; Bourhis v. Lord, about timely yet invalid notices of appeal; and RiverIsland, about the fraud exception to the parol evidence rule. Appellate nerds will pay the most attention to Bourhis.) Today, the DJ has pieces noting the retirement announcement of 2/1's Justice Lambden and about Retired Supreme Court Justice Moreno being considered for an ambassadorship (Wow! Can you Belize that?!).

And 2/6's PJ Gilbert has his column today too, which comes with the warning: "Reader discretion is advised." (It's about micturition, which may sound like a sentencing stage, but isn't -- though I suppose it could follow allocution.)