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

 
   
 

Table of Contents

October 2009     Vol. 32, No. 7

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  Features
 
 

Swap Meet
Much of the blame for the current economic crisis results from the absence of regulatory control over credit default swaps and other derivatives

By Mark Labaton

Take It to the Bank
Practitioners should be aware of the significant differences between an FDIC bank receivership and other corporate insolvencies

By Maura O'Connor, James Bryce Clark, and Edward Karlin

Ratings Wars
The success of lawsuits against bond rating agencies may hinge on whether "near privity" existed between them and their clients

By Mark Anchor Albert

 
  Departments  
 

Barristers Tips
The Risks of Provisional Patent Applications for Inventors and Startups
By Shelley M. Cobos

Tax Tips
New Tax Relief for Victims of Ponzi Schemes
By Dennis L. Perez

Practice Tips
Assessing the Impact of the Recession on Family Law Matters
By Lance S. Spiegel

Practice Tips
Starting a Law Practice in a Home Office
By Ken Swenson

Closing Argument
There's No Role for Media Critics in Copyright Infringement Cases
By Lee S. Brenner

 
 

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