Fresno Attorneys receive 2010 Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honors

Lang, Richert & Patch is proud to recognize its 2010 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Every year, the San Francisco publication, Law and Politics puts together a listing of outstanding lawyers in more than seventy practice areas. These attorneys are recognized for their uncompromising work and professional achievement. Only upon being nominated by their peers and evaluated by an independent source in a multi-phase process, do attorneys qualify for Super Lawyer honors. Top up-and-coming … [Read more...]

Fresno Attorneys receive Super Lawyer and Rising Star Honors

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are honorary titles bestowed upon a select group of the most distinguished attorneys by the San Francisco publication, Law and Politics. Lang, Richert & Patch proudly recognizes its 2009 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Attorneys earn this distinction after being evaluated in a multi-phase process that involves peer nomination and third-party research, which rigorously evaluates the nominees. Renowned authorities esteem this complex process of selecting top … [Read more...]

General Counsel to Employees: Think Before You Send

Katheryn Hayes Tucker Fulton County Daily Report E-discovery rules have caused in-house counsel to take a harder line with some of the e-mails that workers think are private "Don't put this in writing, but ... " Those are the opening words of an e-mail that got the writer's company in legal hot water. And there are plenty more where that came from. "This is off the record," started the e-mail that in fact put it all on the record. How about this one? "We may be in breach of contract, and here's … [Read more...]

Virtual Worlds, Real Litigation

Roger Parloff June 1, 2007 - Though the U.S. Supreme Court cut back this week on Americans’ rights to sue for equal pay in the real-world workplace, our rights to sue for wrongs visited upon our imaginary selves in imaginary game worlds made some modestly countervailing gains. “This has been one of the most important weeks in US virtual-world law in memory, perhaps ever,” says S. Gregory Boyd, an intellectual property attorney and games law expert at Kenyon & Kenyon. … [Read more...]

US Senate Introduces Strong Privacy Bill

by Vidura Panditaratne Press Esc February 7, 2007: US Senators yesterday introduced a bill that better protects the privacy of citizens’ personal information in the face of data security breaches across the country. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) co-sponsored the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act, which was first introduced in 2005 with co-sponsorship from Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) following serious data breaches at ChoicePoint and LexisNexis. Senator Specter, … [Read more...]

FRCP Amendments: Discovery of Electronically Stored Information

By Christy M. Thornton Lang, Richert and Patch Introduction Effective December 1, 2006, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure place new obligations on attorneys using electronically stored information (“ESI”) in federal courts. The amendments force parties to address, early in the case, issues of how to best preserve, collect, and produce ESI. The amendments were created in response to recognition that ESI raises different issues from conventional paper discovery. Characterized … [Read more...]