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February Newsletter

Seahawks Attorneys Blitz  Few teams can shut down a game like the Seattle Seahawks defense. Off the field, the team has been twice as aggressive. The franchise’s legal team is manned up in the U.S. Patent Office and blanketing the Federal courts in an all-out effort to lay claim to the fan lexicon,

January Newsletter

  CAN A CANIDATE ESCAPE LIABILITY BY USING A STRAW PERSON TO CONDUCT A SMEAR CAMPAIGN? Some of the first negative campaigning in the United States can be traced back to John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Things got ugly fast. Jefferson’s camp accused President Adams of having a “hideous hermaphroditical

December Newsletter

Ethics in Blogging As To Public Figures In short: Bloggers can certainly be held liable for defamation. The question is more about the context of the statement (whether it is a statement of verifiable fact vs. opinion) and the heightened standard applied to public figures. “The First Amendment limits California’s

November Newsletter

Expunged and Sealed Criminal Records Expungement Expungement takes a criminal charge off of the court’s records. Once complete a Defendant can say they were never convicted (Penal Code 1203.4). Sealed Records For innocent people who have been wrongfully charged you can get all records sealed and destroyed (Court Rule 8.46).

$4.5 Million Judgment in Real Estate Investment Fraud

In the last chapters of a real estate investment fraud Attorney Douglas Pettibone gets a multi-million dollar judgment uphled. An Orange County Superior Court Judge orders two Orange County businessmen to pay $4.5 million including $1 million in punitive damages to Pettibone’s client.