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The recent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has resulted in consequences for lawyers connected to the event.  One such person is John Eastman, who was a law professor at Chapman University.  He spoke at the “Save America” rally preceding the riot and assisted in several of the lawsuits challenging the presidential election results.  In the wake of the riot, Eastman retired from Chapman with an agreement that he will pursue no legal action. During the January 6th rally, Mr. Eastman stood next to Rudy Guiliani, as the former New York mayor called for “trial by combat”.  In his own speech,…
Dev Sethi’s fertility fraud case was featured on the cover of the Tucson Weekly.  Over the counter, retail DNA testing revealed that our client’s physician artificially inseminated her with his own sperm, instead of the anonymous donor sperm that he promised. “It is a gross betrayal of the trus……
“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. This short yet incredibly famous conversation between Pooh and Piglet is a simple reminder that what stands in front of us, at this very moment, is the most important thing. So important, in fact, that in a perfect world we would devote our full and undivided attention on it all of the time. Nevertheless, instead of being actively focused on the present, we are too often lost in thought, worrying over a laundry list of things that are not of immediate concern. To illustrate this…
Evidence & Torts: Ecclesiastical Abstention Doctrine/False Light Invasion of Privacy & Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Christakis v. Deitsch, No. 1 CA-CV 19-0344 (App. Div. I, December 1, 2020) (J. Swann) https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/0/OpinionFiles/Div1/2020/1%20CA-CV%2019-0344….…