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Filing vaccine injury claims under the federal Vaccine Injury Act – by Benjamin K. Riley

On September 28, 2021, the Daily Journal published an article by Ben Riley concerning filing claims under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Act. The article discussed the Act, the requirements and procedures for claims, and the likelihood that injuries from the Covid-19 vaccines will soon be eligible for compensation.

Labor market criminal antitrust offenses in the crosshairs – by John McLean and Patrick O’Shaughnessy

On February 2, 2021, the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal published an article by Bartko Zankel litigators John McLean and Patrick O’Shaughnessy on how the U.S. Department of Justice is cracking down on wage-fixing and no poaching agreements.

Divided. Will conquer? Google faces 3 distinct challenges to its conduct

On December 23, 2020, the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal published an article by Bartko Zankel litigator Patrick O’Shaughnessy analyzing why governments have spent more of their limited resources on expensive antitrust enforcement in the technology sector by pursuing three separate, distinct, and challenging antitrust lawsuits against Google.

Google likely to lose if sued by US for antitrust violation

On September 30, 2020, the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal published an article by Bartko Zankel litigator Patrick O’Shaughnessy analyzing the potential lawsuit by the United States against Google for allegedly violating Sherman Act Section 2.

Analyzing Ixchel v. Biogen’s new rules – by John McLean and Patrick O’Shaughnessy

On August 11, 2020, the San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal published an article by Bartko Zankel litigators John McLean and Patrick O’Shaughnessy analyzing two new pleading rules in Ixchel Pharma, LLC v. Biogen, Inc.

Northern District of California Patent Litigants May Face Increased Disclosure Obligations Under Recent Interpretation of Patent Local Rules – by W. Paul Schuck

A recent Northern District opinion regarding Patent Local Rule disclosures requires litigants to serve “backup” infringement or invalidity contentions promptly after an opposing party proposes a disputed claim construction. These amended contentions must be served before the court issues a claim construction order.

Courtroom warrior: The combative career of William Travers Jerome – by Robert H. Bunzel

On May 26 2020, the following article by Rob Bunzel "Courtroom warrior: The combative career of William Travers Jerome," appeared in the San Francisco Daily Journal. This is the fourth installment for the Daily Journal of histories for trial lawyers from the shelves of law-related books left to my firm by Bill Edlund, who passed in late 2016. The wisdom Bill curated is the basis for this series. The current article is a review of the book, "Courtroom Warrior: The Combative Career of William Travers Jerome," by Richard O'Connor (Little Brown & Company, 1963), who was an actor, newspaper reporter and author of some 60 books, mostly lively biographies.

5 Guidelines Courts Will Use to Decide Force Majeure Claims in COVID-19 Cases – by Marco Quazzo

On May 4, 2020, the San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal published an article authored by Bartko Zankel litigator Marco Quazzo titled "5 Guidelines Courts Will Use to Decide Force Majeure Claims in COVID-19 Cases" which analyzes how courts faced with Covid-19 litigation will apply force majeure provisions and related doctrines in commercial contracts, leases, and employment agreements.

The man to see was Edward Bennett Williams – by Robert H. Bunzel

On December 12, 2019, the following article by Rob Bunzel, "The man to see was Edward Bennett Williams," appeared in the San Francisco Daily Journal. This is the third installment for the Daily Journal of histories for trial lawyers from the shelves of law-related books left to my firm by Bill Edlund, who passed in late 2016.  The wisdom Bill curated is the basis for this series.  The current article is a review of the book, "The Man to See: Edward Bennett Williams: Ultimate Insider: Legendary Trial Lawyer," by Evan Thomas (Simon & Schuster, 1991), who was Newsweek's Washington bureau chief.

Saving the Japanese YWCA Building – by Benjamin K. Riley

Ben Riley published an article in the November 15, 2019 issue of the Daily Journal about Saving the Japanese YWCA building – a pro bono case in which he represented the Japanese-American community of San Francisco.