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  Los Angeles Lawyer
The Magazine of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
 
  Table of Contents

April 2009     Vol. 32, No. 2

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  Features
 
 

A Fee Change
Recent state and federal court decisions will make the enforceability of arbitration clauses in attorney-client fee agreements more secure

By Kurt L. Schmalz

The Price Is Right
While some experts have issued dire warnings, the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision on resale price agreements may have little effect on retailing
Stephen G. Mason

Mind over Matter
While the physical-transformation test once was a useful standard for patent law, developments in technology have made appropriate the patentability of mental steps processes
Michael A. Shimokaji and Philip L. Gahagan

Special Section

 
  Departments  
 

Barristers Tips
Protecting Intellectual Property during Layoffs
By Jennifer Brockett

Practice Tips
Applying Contractual Attorney's Fees Clauses after Marina Glencoe
By Perry D. Mocciaro

Practice Tips
Enforceability of Foreign Country Money Judgments in California
By Steven C. Shuman

Practice Tips
The Viability of No Contest Clauses in Estate Planning
By Marc L. Sallus and Justin B. Gold

By the Book
Norton Parker Chipman
reviewed by R. J. Comer

Closing Argument
The Need to Clarify Creditors' Rights in Probate
By Richard S. Conn

 
 

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