Welcoming new SF Associate, Wesley Wong

We are pleased to welcome Wesley Wong to our San Francisco office. Wesley is the newest addition to our CD Lit department and brings not only his legal skills, but his talent for making Kombucha!

The Confluence of “E-Competence” And Technology-Based Attacks: Protecting Clients and Confidential Information from Invisible Threats

Jimmy S. Ly

American jurisprudence is by necessity steeped in traditions and stare decisis, and to many observers, any changes to the existing state of affairs is deliberate, halting, and sometimes cumbersome.  The same may be said about an attorney’s professional and ethical obligations, as reflected in the California Rules of Professional Conduct.  Members of the State Bar of California are well-versed in … Continue reading

Pollution Exclusion: What’s the Confusion?

With the cherry trees beginning to blossom and the Mariners testing the hopeful optimism of even the most dedicated fans, it’s clear that spring has finally arrived in Washington.  However, following the Washington Supreme Court’s recent decision in Xia v. ProBuilders Specialty Insurance Company RRG, there are new and unfamiliar changes in the air.  In Xia, the Court was asked … Continue reading

New additions to the LGP family

We welcome two new attorneys to the firm. Clay Coelho in our San Francisco office and Stephen Poirier in our San Diego office.

No one is in the driver’s seat… Who is at fault?

Frank Hong

Self-driving cars have officially hit our roads, and while self-driving technology is advancing at a fast pace, are governments and insurance companies keeping pace?  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (“IIHS”) estimates that there will be 3.5 million self-driving cars by 2025, and 4.5 million by 2030.[1]  The IIHS also reminds us that of these vehicles not all will be … Continue reading

LGP’s SuperLawyers of 2017

We are proud to recognize this year’s three Superlawyer recipients: Bruce Lorber, Joyia Greenfield and Lisa Cappelluti. Congratulations to all!

New Arizona Supreme Court Case Raises Questions About Indemnity Claims

Alexix Terriquez

In City of Phoenix v. Glenayre, Inc., et al. (Ariz. 2017) the Arizona Supreme Court recently held that Arizona’s statute of repose, A.R.S. § 12-552, applies to a governmental entity’s contract-based actions (including claims for indemnification) that fall within § 12-552(A), notwithstanding  the “nullum tempus occurit regi” (time does not run against the king) common law doctrine codified at § … Continue reading

LGP Spring Newsletter 2017

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The Electric Vehicle Revolution: Charging Into New Territory Regarding Property Owner Liability

Jimmy S. Ly

Fans of electric vehicles (“EV”) are in a buzz surrounding the launch of Tesla’s Model 3, tentatively set for July 2017. Industry analysts estimate that Tesla has 400,000 reservations for its hotly-anticipated entry-level EV, with the lion’s share of those reservations belonging to California residents. The Model 3 represents the first mass-market EV that is powered solely through batteries incorporated … Continue reading

Apartments to Condos: Peeling the Onion of Legal & Insurance Issues for This New Breed of Cases

Lisa M. Cappelluti

During the recent fluctuations in the residential housing markets across the country there have been numerous residential development projects which may have been initially operated as apartments and later converted to condominium units.  This trend will be most prevalent for the projects built around 2007 which may have initially been intended for sale but were placed on the rental market … Continue reading