SHL Successfully Defends Order Dismissing Nonresident Defendants for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

In Strasner v. Touchstone Wireless Repair and Logistics, LP, 5 Cal. App. 5th 215 (2016), plaintiff argued for general personal jurisdiction over four non-resident subsidiary companies based on their parent company’s presence in the forum.  The Court of Appeal upheld the trial court’s order quashing service of summons on the out-of-state defendants, ruling plaintiff, “ha[d]…

California Business and Professions Code Section 25000.2: Proposed Improvements to the Brand Transfer Law

Click here for a printable version of this article. Everything changes. In 2007, the California Beer and Beverage Distributors (CBBD) sponsored Senate Bill 574, which the California Legislature finally codified as section 25000.2 of the California Business and Professions Code, known as the Brand Transfer law.2 This law contemplates that, when a successor beer manufacturer…

SHL Named to 2016 BTI Client Service A-Team

Slater Hersey & Lieberman LLP is proud to have been named to BTI Consulting Group’s 2016 Client Service A-Team. The BTI Client Service A-Team is the gold standard used by corporate counsel and law firms to assess how law firms honestly stack up in client service delivery. The elite list of law firm Client Service A-Team members…

IP Attorney Sandra P. Thompson Joins SHL

Slater Hersey & Lieberman LLP is proud to welcome intellectual property attorney Dr. Sandra P. Thompson. Sandra has more than 17 years’ experience providing patent, trademark, copyright, licensing and new media counseling and IP prosecution services to clients of all sizes — from Fortune 50 companies, to start-ups, to universities. You can read more about…

In Vino Veritas

In wine, there is truth. In Napa, there is fraud and deception. SHL attorney Tony Ventura is representing long-time client Del Dotto Vineyards in a complex web of legal actions playing out in civil, bankruptcy and criminal courts to protect the integrity of Del Dotto’s premium wines and its brand. Tony was quoted in a…

Jury’s Verdict Proves Smooth Sailing for SHL Client Pelican Joe’s

After a two-week trial, a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury returned a verdict entirely in favor of Slater Hersey & Lieberman LLP’s client, Bay Boat Rentals Alamitos Bay, Inc., affectionately known as Pelican Joe’s. Attorneys Jonathan Hersey and Neil Cooper represented Pelican Joe’s in the lawsuit against two former managers who defrauded the company,…

Mark Slater Quoted Regarding Recent Gmail Outage

Mark Slater was quoted in a January 24, 2014 Law360 article discussing Google’s recent Gmail outage.  Mr. Slater commented on how the Gmail outage could spark business interruption insurance coverage lawsuits between Google and its insurers, or between Gmail users and their insurers, similar to Slater Hersey & Lieberman’s representation of memory card maker SanDisk Corporation…

Bank Levies – More Effective, Less Expensive

The bank levy is an important judgment collection tool in California.  It “sweeps” the funds in a debtor’s bank or brokerage account.  Historically, to levy a debtor’s account, a creditor was required to serve a Notice of Levy on the specific bank branch at which the debtor’s account was located, and a debtor’s funds remained…

Companies are still “on the hook” even after filing chapter 7

When pursued by creditors, corporations and limited liability companies often threaten to “wipe out” obligations by filing chapter 7 bankruptcy.  Creditors should be aware that corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships cannot discharge debts via chapter 7 bankruptcy.  When an entity files chapter 7, §362 of the Bankruptcy Code imposes an “automatic stay” which temporarily…