Update to Arbitration Awards

In a recent case, Baker Marquat LLP v. Kantor  2018 DJDAR 3685, (April 25, 2018), the California Court of Appeal held that in a binding fee arbitration, the submission and consideration of a confidential brief that contained claims not included in the arbitration demand was an ex parte communication. The Appellate Court found that the…


The Case of the Viral Monkey

Apparently, a monkey took a selfie of himself and the picture went viral.  PETA then sued the photographer who published the picture claiming that the monkey’s copyright privileges were infringed.  The District Court granted the photographer’s motion to dismiss on the grounds that PETA did not have standing to sue for the monkey.

JBB Law Obtains $4M+ Judgment

Julander, Brown & Bollard just obtained a judgment in the amount of $4,821,659.21 against Chinese manufacturer Yangzhou Jiahe Radiator (together with other Chinese alter-egos) and its U.S. subsidiary, OPL Auto Parts, Inc.  After JBB’s client, California-based Champion Motorsports, Inc., discovered that Yangzhou and OPL were selling its proprietary classic car radiators on eBay, JBB wrote…