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the following is a “behind the ruling” view of a recent opinion published by the United States Supreme Court, Harrington v. Purdue Pharma, L.P., 603 U.S. __, 2024 U.S. LEXIS 2848 (U.S., June 27, 2024) (Purdue 4), a case in which the ILC filed an amicus brief on September 27, 2023.  Full analyses of the Court’s majority and dissent opinions will be sent in separate eBulletins. Read more
The following is one of multiple ebulletins about Harrington v. Purdue Pharma, L.P., 603 U.S. __, 2024 U.S. LEXIS 2848 (U.S., June 27, 2024) (Purdue 4), a case in which the ILC filed an amicus brief on September 27, 2023. This ebulletin by Meredith Jury, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge (Ret.) and Maggie Schroedter of Robberson Schroedter LLP discusses the dissent opinion in Purdue 4.   Read more
Generative AI (“GAI”), applied across a variety of industries, provides powerful tools to access large volumes of data, and its functions and capabilities have increasingly become more specialized in natural language processing, logical inferencing, machine learning, and image recognition technology. Read more
Learn what legal issues are involved with the use of AI and automated technologies in agriculture, and how to identify and address them. Read more
Nurse anesthetist not competent to provide expert opinion on neurosurgical treatment decisions. Read more
The MICRA collateral source statute does not bar CalSTRS from recovering disability payments from its member who settled her medical malpractice lawsuit without notice to CalSTRS. Read more
The bankruptcy case of Purdue Pharma and the controversy surrounding the proposed Chapter 11 plan has significant implications for bankruptcy law and legal advocacy. In this blog post, we examine the nuances of the case, highlight the key insights from the Supreme Court's ruling, and discuss the influential role played by the Amicus Brief submitted by the Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) in shaping this outcome. Read more
The following is a case update written by Hale Andrew Antico, Chief Counsel of Antico Law Firm, analyzing In re Rey, a recent case of interest. Read more
Regional centers have no duty to protect consumers from sexual assault by contractors’ employees absent knowledge of their dangerous propensities. Read more
The following is a case update written by Hale Andrew Antico, Chief Counsel of Antico Law Firm, analyzing In re Sabadash, No. 2:23-BK-15574-NB, 2024 WL 694154, at *1 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. Feb. 20, 2024), adhered to in part on reconsideration sub nom. In re: Aleksandr Vitalievich Sabadash, Debtor., No. 2:23-BK-15574-NB, 2024 WL 2160823 (Bankr. C.D. Cal. May 14, 2024), a recent case of interest: Read more

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