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Judd Law Group LLP Takes on Goliaths of Cosmetics Industry — Announces First Settlements in Lawsuit Over Titanium Dioxide in Cosmetic and Sun Protection Powders

Early Moves In Court Could Limit Toyota Recall Liability

Law360 Talks to Judd Law Group — Sanction Could Prove Fatal to Toyota in Acceleration MDL

Plaintiffs’ Firms Mount Attack on Toyota

Sam Zell’s $8.5 Billion Tribune Co. Buyout Fiasco Under Broad Attack

Law360 Talks to Judd Law Group: Toyota Might Take Chances On Sanction Laden Bellwether

Publication:  “Greenhouse Gas Guidelines” by Jeffrey M. Judd, The Recorder (ALM Publications, October 28, 2009) In this article, published in The Recorder, Mr. Judd discussed the status of regulatory efforts to require greenhouse gas emissions impacts analysis in environmental impact reports prepared under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Publication:  “The Meteorology Of Environmental Impact Review” by Jeffrey M. Judd, Law360 (Portfolio Media, Inc., September 18, 2009). In this article, published by the prominent online publication, Law360, Mr. Judd summarized current state and federal statutes and regulations regarding greenhouse gas emissions analysis for environmental impact statements prepared under various state and federal laws.

Publication:  “Wal-Mart Case Highlights Importance of Tackling Emissions Issues Early” by Jeffrey M. Judd, Daily Journal In this article, published by the San Francisco Daily Journal and the LA Daily Journal, Mr. Judd discussed a recent California case that illustrates how projects may be derailed by the failure to adequately analyze greenhouse gas emissions impacts in environmental impact reports prepared under CEQA .  This article may be viewed at: (Reprinted and/or posted with the permission of Daily Journal Corp. (2010).)

Webinar:  “Climate Change and Environmental Impact Statements” (Strafford Publications, Inc., October 18, 2009). In this Webinar, Mr. Judd discussed current state and federal requirements for analysis of greenhouse gas emissions under various state and federal environmental quality acts.

Webinar:  “Vapor Intrusion: Liabilities and Litigation Trends” (Strafford Publications Inc., April 23, 2009). In this Webinar, Mr. Judd discussed plaintiffs’ attempts to sue for harms allegedly caused by toxic chemical fume invasion into building interiors, and the ways property owners and business operators have, for the most part, successfully defended against these actions.    Listen to Mr. Judd’s presentation.

Webinar:  “The Growing Importance of MetaData Preservation in e-Discovery” (Guidance Software Inc., Webinar, March 9, 2009). In this Webinar, sponsored by e-discovery software developer and service-provider Guidance Software, Inc., Mr. Judd reviewed recent discovery case law in which courts addressed legal issues pertaining to the preservation, collection, and production of metadata.  (Outline prepared in collaboration with Albert Barsocchini, of Guidance Software, Inc.).  (Posted with the permission of Guidance Software Inc. (2010).)

Panelist:  “Cost Savings in e-Discovery” (Huron Consulting Group E-Discovery Briefings, San Francisco, CA, June 2009). Mr. Judd discussed recently enacted Federal Rule of Evidence, Rule 502, and the impact that rule might have on e-discovery costs and practices.

Panelist:  “Money-Saving Solutions for e-Discovery” (Huron Consulting Group E-Discovery Briefings, Palo Alto, CA, October 2008).

Presentation:  “Digital Forensics and Forensic Analysis” (International Quality and Productivity Center, Las Vegas, NV, May 2008).

Presentation:  “De-Fanging The Litigation Sound Byte: Tips To Minimize Litigation Risk Caused By Electronic Communications” (O’Melveny & Myers LLP, San Francisco and Menlo Park, CA, March 2008 (presented with Jessica Hoogs)). In this presentation, Mr. Judd discussed the uses that plaintiffs made of hastily written email communications in various high-profiles lawsuits, and presented specific suggestions to incorporate into daily business practice to reduce the risk such communications pose.

Panelist:  “Spoliation and Sanctions” (BNA’s e-Discovery “Hot Issues” Conference, Washington, DC, October 2007).

Speech:  “Howard, et al. v. Ford Motor Company in Light of Amendments to California’s Unfair Competition Law” (ABA Automobile Section, Irvine, CA, March 2005 (presented with Jeffrey Fazio, Esq.)).

Panelist:  “California Civil Motion Practice” (Practicing Law Institute, San Francisco, CA, March 2005 (presented with Claude Stern and Sarah Flannigan)).

Presentation:  “Boundary Law Litigation” (National Business Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005). In this paper, published in 2005, Mr. Judd summarized the case law pertaining to, and practical suggestions for resolving boundary disputes involving real property and riparian lands.

Presentation:  “e-Discovery and the Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure” (Kroll Ontrack, Las Vegas, September 2004).

Presentation:  “Real Property Litigation” (National Business Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2002).

Panelist:  “False Claims Act” (Construction Superconference, San Francisco, CA, 2000).

Presentation:  “Environmental Law for Real Property Practitioners” (National Business Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2000).

Testimony:  Hearing on Proposed e-Discovery Rules, Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, Federal Judicial Council, February 2005.