Cal. Litig. 2019, Volume 32, Number 3
- A Journey to a Paramount Moment in International Dispute Resolution: the Singapore Convention
- California-Federal Procedural Contrast: Conjecture About Selected Differences
- Choosing and Using Case Authority: Tips and Ethics for Litigators
- Climate Change Comes to the Ninth Circuit: Juliana v. U.S. Tests a Novel Due Process Claim with Far-Reaching Implications for Environmental Litigation
- Editor's Foreword Still Flying High
- From the Section Chair 2019 Was Great; Let's Make 2020 Better
- Is It Time for a Major Shift in Thinking About Under-Publication of Court of Appeal Opinions in California?
- Letters To the Editor
- Out with the Old, in with the New - Try an Updated Approach to Jury Selection
- Roberts Rules: the Census and Gerrymandering Cases
- Table of Contents
- The Browns of California: the Family Dynasty That Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation
- The California Supreme Court, 2018-2019: the Rise of the Brown Court?
- An Honorarium to Stan Bachrack
An Honorarium to Stan Bachrack
By Thomas J. McDermott
Tom McDermott, a civil litigator, was elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1982 and was voted into the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame in 2013. He received the John Frank award from the Ninth Circuit and chaired the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conferences in 1998. He practiced in Los Angeles for 40 years and now practices in Palm Desert, California. He has been a member of the Cal. Lit. Editorial Board and a writer of legal articles for many years.
"People come, people go, and nothing ever happens."
That’s a somewhat famous line from Vicky Baum’s1 Grand Hotel2 as filmed by MGM and spoken by Lewis Stone3 as the cynical, maimed World War I veteran who sits in the lobby of the Grand Hotel and watches. It’s meant to be an ironic line because one has just witnessed on the screen a suicide, a murder, and the destruction of a fine man and his business.