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Los Angeles Lawyer
The Magazine of the Los Angeles County Bar Association 
September 2001
Vol. 24, No. 6

Features

The Powerine Paradox
In Powerine and Foster-Gardner, the California Supreme Court ruled that an insurer's duty to indemnify for environmental liabilities does not extend to administrative directives
By Michel Y. Horton and David S. Cox

Taking It to the Bank
A recent statistical analysis confirms that jury verdicts at Central Civil West are more favorable to plaintiffs than at other county courthouses
By Robert D. Crockett and Jonathan M. Jenkins

By Any Other Name
Hirers who misclassify employees as independent contractors or contingent workers face stiff tax penalties and severe civil liabilities
By Phillip R. Maltin

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Departments

Practice Tips
Advising distressed businesses on an alternative to bankruptcy
By Leslie R. Horowitz and John A. Lapinski

Law Office Management
Disassociating a law partner while preserving the partnership
By Berne Rolston

Practice Tips
Section 51 actions against private racial profiling
By Peter Zablotsky and Sa├ćid Vakili

By the Book
Deliberate Intent
Reviewed by Judge Anthony J. Mohr

Computer Counselor
Audits can improve a firm's Web site findability
By Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch

Columns

Barristers Tips
Your professional persona is all yours
By Gabrielle Harner Brumbach

Closing Argument
Advise your clients to save old policies
By Andrew J. Yamamoto

Letters to the Editor

Classifieds

Index to Advertisers

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