Episode 14 of the Class Re-Action Podcast is now available

Episode 14 of the Class Re-Action podcast is finally up.  We recorded the episode a week ago, but a cold did me in right after the show, and I couldn't get a passable intro recorded until today.  This episode is our version of the year in review. The guests are Hon. Carl J. West (Ret.) of JAMS and Lynn Frank of Frank & Feder, and we discuss the impact of decisions issued in 2014 on mediation in the class action and complex litigation settings.

Bruce Conrad Fishelman

I received news earlier today that attorney Bruce C. Fishelman died on November 25, 2014 of a heart attack (this is one of those times that I'd be glad to have my facts wrong).  My condolences to his family.  Bruce was a partner at the first law firm to employ me.  Many years later, he was a co-sponsor of my application for admission to the bar of the United States Supreme Court. Beneath his gruff exterior was a person who cared deeply about the well-being of others. Sad to say that I won't be pocket dialing Bruce anymore.

Episode 13 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available

Episode 13 of the Class Re-Action podcast is now available.  Our Episode 13 guest is Andrew Satenberg of Manatt, who predicted a year ago our need to discuss Martinez v. Joe's Crab Shack Holdings (November 10, 2014).

Because of the changes to MCLE printed material rules, the Class Re-Action podcasts will now be 30-45 minutes longs, rather than an hour or more.

The Complex Litigator is now updated under the hood

I'm sure you missed me immensely.  All five of you.  Between the demands of work and some under the hood adjustments, I haven't had an opportunity to post anything since September.  I am pleased (or just relieved) to report that I have moved safely to SquareSpace hosting platform 7 without any major glitches thus far.  I took the opportunity to fiddle with site design to make things ever so slightly cleaner to look at and easier to read.  I may do more in the design area, but, for now, the plumbing overhaul is done.

Oh, and there are some cases begging for some special attention.  I will take care of that forthwith.

Pro per meets bad bank in Fleet v. Bank of America

When despicable loan modification practices meet desperate homeowners filing their own lawsuit, you get Fleet v. Bank of America (pub ord. September 24, 2014), from the Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate, Division Three).