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Seasoned Litigator Anita P. Wu Joins BNSK Partnership

Brown Neri Smith & Khan LLP (“BNSK”) is pleased to announce that Anita P. Wu has joined the firm as a partner, adding to the business litigation boutique’s growing roster of attorneys who are former alums of Latham & Watkins LLP, including BNSK’s founding partners. Wu is a highly accomplished trial and appellate lawyer with more than 15...

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Shouting makes the volume loud. It does not make the content worthy.

In a recent ruling affirming the denial of an anti-SLAPP motion, the California Court of Appeal reaffirmed that it is the content of the communication that matters when ruling on an anti-SLAPP motion, not the number of people it is said to. Big Sugar Bakeshop is a two-location bakery in Los Angeles. Ben “the Baller” Yang is a self-proclaimed...

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Todd Boock Elevated to Partner at BNSK

BNSK is pleased to announce that Todd A. Boock has been elevated to partner in the firm. Todd joined BNSK as Of Counsel from Goodwin Procter LLP in 2020, and his practice is focused on complex business and commercial litigation, with extensive experience in financial services matters. Todd’s broad practice also includes contract disputes; unfair...

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BNSK’s lawsuit against Robinhood for the wrongful death of Alex Kearns

ABC-7 Chicago reports on BNSK’s lawsuit against Robinhood for the wrongful death of Alex Kearns. Here’s an excerpt: The family of a Naperville man is suing Robinhood after he died by suicide after believing he lost more than $700,000 on the stock trading app. Attorneys for the family say 20-year-old Alex Kearns connected the app to his death in...

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New Case Filing by BNSK Featured on CBS News This Morning

A new case filing by Brown Neri Smith & Khan was featured on CBS News This Morning: Twenty-year-old Alex Kearns took his own life last June mistakenly believing he’d lost nearly $750,000 in a risky bet on Robinhood, the stock-trading app where he started trading as a teenager. His parents filed a lawsuit, first obtained by CBS News, on Monday...

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The Guide to Securities Fraud Elements and SEC Rule 10b-5

Securities fraud refers to misrepresenting information to investors regarding the sale or purchase of securities and/or the manipulation of financial markets. Read more. What is securities fraud? Securities fraud, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, includes a broad range of activities, including but not limited to high yield...

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The Definitive Guide to Cumis Counsel

Cumis counsel refers to the independent attorney whom a defendant is entitled to retain in a liability insurance claim — where there is a conflict of interest between the defendant and the insurance company. The term Cumis Counsel originated in a 1984 California lawsuit between San Diego Federal Credit Union and Cumis Insurance Society, Inc.. In...

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How to Choose a Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney

Complex commercial litigation generally describes a range of legal disputes pursued or filed by companies and businesses. Choosing an attorney or law firm can be a daunting task, unless approached in an organized manner. Here’s a guide. What is complex commercial litigation? Complex commercial litigation describes a wide range of legal disputes...

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Ryan Abbott Named “50 Most Influential People in IP”

Partner Ryan Abbott has been selected as one of the 50 most influential people in IP for 2019 by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Ryan’s listing notes that, “[h]is work on artificial intelligence (AI) and IP has contributed to the international dialogue on how new technologies are challenging existing legal standards.” Managing IP is the...

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FT: “A patent predicament: who owns an AI-generated invention?”

October 6, 2019 — Excerpt. Originally published in Financial Times Brown, Neri, Smith & Khan LLP partner, Ryan Abbott, was recently quoted in the Financial Times, regarding his groundbreaking efforts to obtain patent protection for AI-generated inventions. Excerpt below: Ryan Abbott, professor of law and health sciences at the University of...

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Small Firm. Big Talent – Daily Journal (3/19/19)

Return to The Complex Business Litigation BlogSitemapAttorneysLos Angeles OfficeBrown Neri Smith & Khan, LLP 11601 Wilshire Blvd #2080 Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 593-9890 Get Directions >About UsBrown Neri Smith Khan, LLP are business litigation attorneys in Los Angeles, CA. Serving a wide range of practice areas and industries around the...

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DotConnectAfrica Trust Defeats Motion for Summary Judgment

DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA), a client of our firm, won a victory in its ongoing efforts to bring greater internet access to the continent of Africa. DCA is currently in a suit against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the fraudulent rejection of DCA’s application for the top-level domain name “.Africa”.  In an...

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No Set Limit for Numerosity Requirement in Class-Action

In a wage-and-hour class action (Hendershot v. Ready to Roll Transportation, Inc., 228 Cal. App. 4th 1213) a California Court of Appeal reversed the denial of class certification and held that no set number applies to the numerosity requirement for a putative class. The plaintiffs filed a class action against Ready to Roll (RTR) for failure to...

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Subsequently adopted arbitration by-law cannot apply to accrued claim

In 1999, Ironwood County Club entered into a land-purchase agreement with current members.  The members loaned the club $25,500 with the agreement that any funds would be repaid by the Club to the member upon resigning membership.  The agreement also required new members to pay the balance of the members’ land-purchase account and any unamortized...

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