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1 The Lawyer The Marin Lawyer An Official Publication of the County Bar Association An Official Publication of the Marin County Bar Association December 2008 Volume 39, Issue 12 PRESIDENT S MESSAGE Thank You for a Great Year! By Edward S. Berberian Calendar of Events This is my opportunity to look back over the past year and appreciate the hard work and dedication I have witnessed from the members of our Association. I have had the pleasure and honor to serve as your President for the past year and it has been a very rewarding experience. On a number of occasions I have had the need to call upon members of the Bar for assistance and without exception the response has been What can I do for you? With this type of support it makes the role of the President both a pleasurable and easy one. I have served on the Board of Directors for a number of years and I can say that your current officers and board members have been among the most engaged that I have worked with. Our Board meetings have been very well attended and the members have participated, sometimes in a very spirited fashion, discussing the business of the Bar and working to improve the Association to make it truly responsive and meaningful to its membership. I believe we have taken some very positive steps in meeting these objectives. Here are the members that deserve recognition and thanks for their time and efforts: Marlene Getchell, President-Elect; Otis Bruce, Jr., Secretary; Beth Jordan, Treasurer; Jeff Lerman, Past President; David Feingold, 5-year Past President. The 2008 Board Members: Renee Giacomini Brewer; Phil Diamond; Louis Franecke; Andrew McCullough; and Eric Sternberger. The 2009 Board Members: Tim Chambers; Elizabeth Brekhus; Houman Chitsaz; Joel Gumbiner; and Jordan Lavinsky. The 2010 Board Members: David Brown; Todd Duplanty; Michael Fish; Jessica Karner; and Dennis Kavanagh. (Continued on page 12.) In This Issue CLE Fair... 2 Annual Holiday Party... 3 Spotlight on Houman Chitsaz... 4 Save The Date... 5 Automatic Subordination Clauses... 6 MCBA Membership... 8 New Judicial Assignments... 9 Marin County Jury Verdicts MCBA Standing Committee New Members Change of Scene The Marketplace Todd Duplanty was Guest Editor of this issue of The Marin Lawyer. Philip R. Diamond is Series Editor for Look for details each month in The Marin Lawyer ARBITRATION CLAUSES IN INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY LICENSE AGREEMENTS: Make Sure the Clause Covers Intellectual Property Rights Disputes By Sean Hogle* Mandatory arbitration clauses in technology license agreements as the exclusive means of resolving licensor-licensee disputes are becoming more common. Typically such clauses are phrased in terms of requiring any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract, or breach thereof to be settled by binding arbitration. A recent US Court of Appeals decision, NCR Corporation v. Korala Associates, Ltd. (6th Cir. 2008) (available at December 12th HOLIDAY PARTY The Board Room, 1120 Nye Street, 3rd Floor, San Rafael 5-7 pm NO COST! Beverages, Spirits and Appetizers generously provided by: Law Offices of Rowland & Chambers, Offices of Lawrence A. Baskin, Attorney & Mediator at Law, Rachel Castrejon, Attorney at Law. Join us for some holiday cheer! RSVP to or call Please call if you need directions. (Continued on page 12.) 1

2 MCBA s FIRST ANNUAL CLE FAIR A SUCCESS By Marlene Getchell, MCBA President-Elect What were over 100 lawyers doing at the Four Points Sheraton in San Rafael on a beautiful day on Saturday, November 15? In addition to earning 5 hours of CLE credit, including all of those hard to get credits in Bias, Ethics and Substance Abuse, they were experiencing camaraderie, visiting with long-time friends, making new friends, networking, exchanging ideas, and debating legal issues. They also were learning strategies to win cases at trial from the Marin County Bench. MCBA s First Annual CLE Fair was a great success. Co-sponsored by Marin Women Lawyers, 4 one-hour CLE seminars were presented simultaneously during the morning, followed by a luncheon with a panel discussion on practice pointers from the Bench. The CLE speakers, all recommended by MCBA Section members, volunteered their time at the event. During LUNCH WITH THE JUDGES: Everything You ve Always Wanted to Know About the Marin Bench, But Were Afraid to Ask, pet peeves, and the smartest and dumbest things attorneys do in Court, were topics of discussion as four distinguished members of the MCBA Bench (Hon. Verna Adams, Hon. James Ritchie, Hon. Paul Haakenson, and Commissioner Roy Chernus) addressed these issues in what appeared to be the Bench s intimate conversation with a large audience in attendance. Additionally, the audience was entertained with practice pointers presented by the judges with artful, clever and humorous Power Point presentations from the Bench. time, waiting for you.) Moderator Matthew White did an excellent job asking the panelists questions about subjects that many attorneys are concerned about, as did members from the audience. Matt s first question was whether or not the judges keep score cards and take personal offense from a motion for removal of the judge from the case. The response was no, the judges acknowledged that they understand that attorneys are working in the best interests of their clients and if that is what is in the best interests of the client, that is the action the attorney should be taking. The panelists also assured the audience that they each read every file that comes before them. MCBA thanks our distinguished judicial officers who shared their apparent passion for serving on the Bench. I took 2 hours of the Power Point in the Courtroom presentation and a seminar on Ethics. While I didn t feel I learned enough to actually prepare a Power Point presentation for trial, I did learn enough to obtain confidence to start playing around with Power Point so that I ll be prepared for an advanced seminar on the subject. As for the Ethics seminar, I learned that I had better change my fee agreement to reflect current changes in the law. A valuable piece of advice to learn in a 1 hour seminar. Eight local vendors were present and brought information about their products and gifts for attendees. Rick Riede and Terry Mason peruse vendors materials. MCBA thanks the speakers who donated their time and shared their knowledge. The speakers included Susan Kaye, Clay Clement, Edwin Caldwell, Russell Jackman, Alma Soongi Beck, Alice Tanner, Peter Weber, Tim Halloran, Commissioner Beverly Wood, Malcolm Sher, and Michael Roosevelt. MCBA also thanks the Marin Women Lawyers for their help in running the event on Saturday. Commissioner Roy Chernus, Judge James Ritchie, Judge Verna Adams, and Judge Paul Haakenson present panel discussion. Showing respect for the Court, opposing counsel, the witness and jury were among the positive pointers addressed, like showing up on time for your hearing or trial (after all, judges, clerks and bailiffs are always on 2 Serving the legal community of Marin since 1965 MARIN PACIFIC COMPANY.INC. General Insurance Brokers and Agents PROBATE BONDING Fourth Street Daniel C. Dufficy San Rafael, CA Gail Anne Geary Representing major surety carriers fast local service

3 ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY THE MARIN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION Cordially invites you to attend our Holiday Party Friday, December 12th 5:00 7:00 pm The Board Room, 1120 Nye Street, Third Floor, San Rafael (Please Call (415) if you need directions) With Beverages, Spirits and Appetizers generously provided by: Law Offices of Rowland & Chambers Offices of Lawrence A. Baskin, Attorney & Mediator at Law Rachel Castrejon, Attorney at Law Join us for some holiday cheer! No Cost Please RSVP via to: See You There! 3

4 MEET YOUR DIRECTORS SPOTLIGHT ON HOUMAN CHITSAZ The Marin Lawyer decided that it would be a good idea to let the MCBA membership get to know a little more about the MCBA Directors whom they elected, and who give so much to make the MCBA a great, vibrant, organization. To that end, The Marin Lawyer will run a series of articles, each focusing on a different MCBA Director or Officer. This month, our spotlight is on Board Member Houman Chitsaz. The Marin Lawyer: What is your practice area? Houman Chitsaz: Real Estate and Business litigation. TML: Do you have a particular niche? HC: Well I m a litigator and I ve litigated various issues including personal injury, employment related disputes and various commercial disputes including for instance, intellectual property disputes. However, if I were to pick the kinds of cases I do most, I would have to say, boundary disputes, construction defect, partnership dissolution and residential disclosure cases. TML: Why did you decide to become a lawyer? HC: You know, I really don t know. My dad always wanted me to be a lawyer or a doctor. I can t stand the sight of blood. I was always interested in questioning everything around me and standing up for people and things that I believed in. So going to law school was a natural fit. TML: Why do you live in Marin? HC: I have lived in Marin since I was in the fourth grade. Once I graduated from law school, I got married and quickly moved back to Marin to raise my family here. Marin is where my parents and my friends live. It s home. TML: What do you love to do when you re not busy practicing law? HC: Play tennis. Although you wouldn t know it if you saw me play. TML: Tell us about your family. HC: I m married with two infant daughters. My wife, Jen, is a third grade teacher at Coleman Elementary School in San Rafael. My daughters Arianna (4 ½) and Ellie (6 months) are the center of my life and one of the main reasons I chose to work in Marin and try to live a balanced lifestyle. TML: If you could pursue any other career besides law, what would it be and why? HC: I would love to work in politics. I have worked on campaigns before and I ve really enjoyed it. I would never like to be the candidate, but working on campaigns or supporting a public official in office would be something I would like to do. I worked in politics briefly before becoming a lawyer and I really found it satisfying. It s a fun and dynamic work environment and the things you do are relevant to peoples everyday lives. TML: Why did you join MCBA? HC: Because I work in Marin. The Marin County Bar Association provides a link between individual lawyers and the community. Honestly I have never thought about not being a member. I enjoy going to the events, meeting other lawyers and learning about what s happening locally. TML: Why did you become a Director? HC: I joined the Board because I wanted to be more involved in the MCBA and have more opportunity to work with other local attorneys to strengthen the association. I also wanted to have a say in the benefits and programs offered by the MCBA, especially for the younger attorneys. TML: If you had to pick a single highlight of your career, what would it be? HC: Winning my first jury trial. TML: What was the best, worst, or strangest experience in your career? HC: I was representing a client who was being frivolously (I believed) sued by a vengeful former friend who had unlimited financial resources. My client did not have the money to defend herself and she ultimately had to settle the case and pay Plaintiff simply because she could not afford the legal fees to defend herself. I felt completely helpless and it was a real lesson on how the merits of a case aren t the only thing to consider in evaluating cases. The Bay Area s Premier Reporting Service Capturing your words with caring hands Complimentary Conference Rooms Document Depository Livenote/E-Transcript Videoconferencing 117 Paul Drive, Suite A San Rafael, CA Fax

5 2009 The Marin County Bar A s s o c i a t i o n Save the date Saturday, January 24th, 2009 for the Marin County Bar Association Installation Dinner and Silent Auction honoring President Marlene P. Getchell January 14th, 2009 and the Officers and Directors for 2009 invitation and more information to follow. Save the Date for Rutter MCLE DVD Programs Civil Procedure 2009 January 14, :30pm 3 HOURS MCLE CREDIT (Including 0.5 Hour Legal Ethics) The Rutter Group certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by The State Bar of California in the amount of 3 hours, of which 0.5 hour applies toward Legal Ethics. Family Law Update 2009 January 22, :30pm 3 HOURS MCLE CREDIT (Including 0.5 Hour Legal Ethics) The Rutter Group certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by The State Bar of California in the amount of 3 hours, of which 0.5 hour applies toward Legal Ethics. This program has also been approved for 3 hours Family Law Specialization credit by the Board of Legal Specialization. Personal Injury 2009 Update January 28, :30pm 3 HOURS MCLE CREDIT (Including 0.5 Hour Legal Ethics) The Rutter Group certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by The State Bar of California in the amount of 3 hours, of which 0.5 hour applies toward Legal Ethics. PhiliP R. DiamonD mediator ExpEriEncEd EffEctivE dedicated Construction and Real Estate Commercial and Residential Landlord/Tenant Business Disputes and Litigation Employment Personal Injury Philip R. Diamond is a talented, hard working mediator, who is committed to shepherding all matters through to resolution. His wide-ranging mediation and civil litigation experience includes: Professional Liability Insurance Product Liability Wills and Trusts General and Toxic Torts Law & MEdiation offices of philip r. diamond 4040 civic center drive, suite 200 san rafael, california telephone (415) facsimile (415) Sa 5

6 AUTOMATIC SUBORDINaTION CLAUSES IN LEASES: Not a Sure Thing By Scott D. Rogers* Although enforced in several cases over the years, the validity of automatic subordination clauses in the leasing context has never been squarely addressed by the courts in California. In today s troubled economy, the potential impact of such provisions will become increasingly important as more and more properties are foreclosed and either the tenants or the new owners seek to avoid pre-foreclosure leases in reliance upon the inclusion in the lease of an automatic subordination provision. What is an Automatic Subordination Clause? In its classic form, an automatic subordination clause is a sentence or a paragraph in a lease which specifically recites that the subject lease, and the tenant s right of occupancy under the lease, is and shall be subject and subordinate in all respects to the lien or charge of any mortgage or deed of trust subsequently recorded against the premises. The provision is self-operative and is effective with respect to any subsequent mortgage or deed of trust without the execution of any further documents or taking of further action on the part of the tenant. The effect of the provision is to reverse the otherwise applicable first in time, first in right priority as between the lease and the mortgage/deed of trust. Presumed Validity In an established line of cases extending back to Dover Mobile Estates v. Fiber Form Prods., Inc. (1990) 220 Cal. App.3 rd 1494, California courts have enforced automatic subordination clauses in leases without any real analysis of the validity of such provisions. In Dover, the court without analysis (presumably because no challenge was made to the automatic nature of the subordination provision) held that the lease was extinguished as a result of the lender s foreclosure sale because landlord and tenant had agreed in the lease that any subsequent mortgage would be superior in priority over the previously existing lease. Similarly, in Principal Mutual Life Insurance Company v. Vars, Pave, McCord & Freedman (1998) 65 Cal.App.4 th 1469, the court described the operative lease provision as an automatic subordination clause and, again without analysis of its automatic nature, held the same to be effective to extinguish an otherwise senior lease (although it should be noted that the court did find a way to bind the tenant to the lease by holding the lender to be a third party beneficiary of a separate attornment provision). And most recently, in Aviel v. Ng (2008) 161 Cal.App.4 th 809, the court upheld a classic automatic subordination provision in circumstances where the only challenge was whether the automatic subordination provision s reference to mortgages included deeds of trust. Yet again, there was no discussion of the automatic nature of the subordination provision. Potential Impact Automatic subordination can be a powerful tool or a fearful weapon depending upon your perspective. The extinguishment of an otherwise senior lease will give a foreclosing lender substantial leverage against a tenant which has an under-market lease or a use incompatible with the foreclosing lender s or new owner s plans for the property. Conversely, extinguishment of the lease may allow a struggling tenant to vacate the property without ongoing liability or to empower a desirable tenant to materially and advantageously renegotiate the terms of its occupancy. Whichever side one is on, lease extinguishment can come as an enormous surprise and will often be a total game changer. Cautionary Note Based upon the case law, it appears likely that automatic subordination clauses will be upheld in California. As we all have heard, however, bad facts make for bad law, and it would therefore not be completely unexpected for a contrary decision to be rendered on an extreme fact pattern. This is particularly true given that the automatic nature of such provisions has not been squarely addressed and there has been no California Supreme Court case dealing with the issue. *Scott Rogers is a senior partner in the Real Estate, Development, Land Use and Finance Group of Holme Roberts & Owen LLP Resident in the firm s San Francisco office, his practice focuses on the representation of institutional and private real estate investors in all aspects of real estate equity and finance transactions. Mr. Rogers obtained his BA in Economics from U.C. Irvine and his J.D. and M.B.A. from UCLA. He is the chair of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Section of the State Bar of California

7 Along with the ADR Section Mediation Confidentiality What you don t know about it will hurt you. Presenters: Hon. William Bettinelli & David W. Berry In an hour and a half lunch presentation, the Honorable William Bettinelli (Ret.) and David W. Berry will teach you the good, the bad, and the ugly of mediation confidentiality and Evidence Code section Attendees will learn the power and significance of the following thirty-one words in section 1119: No evidence of anything said or any admission made for the purpose of, in the course of, or pursuant to, a mediation or a mediation consultation is admissible or subject to discovery. The Honorable William Bettinelli (Ret.) followed his fourteen year judicial career by joining JAMS in He is a well know mediator and arbitrator with extensive experience in complex multi-party construction, insurance, environmental, real estate, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and employment cases. He is chairman of the Board of Directors of JAMS. He can be reached at David W. Berry is a shareholder at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, P.C. He is an experienced lawyer with extensive successful trial experience. Many of his cases are complex and involve multiple parties. He represents individuals and companies in business, real property, construction defect, banking and other disputes. He has mediated numerous cases. He can be reached at or Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009 Time: 11:30am check in 12:00pm -1:15pm Lunch and Presentation Place: FountainGrove Inn 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa Cost: $50 ADR Members, $65 SCBA Members, $90 Non-Members MCLE Credit: 1 Unit General MCLE Credit* Please sign me up for Mediation Confidentiality Name: Firm: Phone: Food Choice: Tri-Tip Salmon Vegetarian Lasagna CHECK ENCLOSED: CREDIT CARD: Visa MasterCard Amount: $ Card Number #: Exp: CVV: ZipCode: Signature: I would like to join SCBA, please contact me! Pay via phone, fax, mail or website. PHONE: call x18 FAX this form to: (credit card payments only) MAIL this form to: Sonoma County Bar Association, 37 Old Courthouse Square, Ste. 100, Santa Rosa, CA WEB: go to and click events tab; follow instructions. The Sonoma County Bar Association was established in SCBA s mission is to maintain the honor and dignity of the legal profession, provide educational opportunities to enhance the practice of law, serve the Sonoma County Community, and support and improve the justice system. *This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one unit of General Law. The Sonoma County Bar Association certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. 7

8 MCBA MEMBERSHIP: We are Making Membership Work for You By Joel Gumbiner, MCBA Membership Chair The Marin County Bar Association has always excelled at creating collegial opportunities for members to meet and network, such as our section meetings and general membership lunches which continue to be a huge success. We have also been pretty good at creating fun events that allow members of the Marin Bar and members of the outstanding Marin Bench to interact, such as our annual Judges Lunch, installation dinner, and mixers. When I became Membership Chair of the MCBA in 2007, there were a couple of concepts I thought would improve the Association and greatly benefit our members. I thought that if we could make joining the MCBA or renewing membership really easy, if we could make MCBA membership more valuable, and if we could provide our members with benefits that saved them more money than the cost of their membership...we could increase membership and have happier members. We have done these things. Now it is time for members to take advantage. Here are three programs MCBA members need to know about and start using: 1. NEW MEMBER INCENTIVE PROGRAM: The MCBA Board has just approved an incentive program that will allow renewing members and new members to save money now. When an MCBA member brings in a new member, both the member and new member will EACH receive $25 off their yearly dues. If you are a regular member at $175 per year, you would pay $150 and so would your new member(s). If you are a member who has been practicing for less than five years and pay $120, you will pay only $95 this year and your new member receive $25 off their dues. Please contact the MCBA office at for specific details. Help yourself and the MCBA and bring a new member in for ON LINE REGISTRATION: This year, in conjunction with the new and improved MCBA website, you can now register or renew your membership ON LINE. You do not need to wait for your snail mail renewal package. Go to and hit the JOIN MCBA or the DUES RENEWAL buttons. Renew your membership on line with your credit card in just minutes. If you are sick of getting those calls early in the year reminding you that you forgot to renew (and we are sick of making them), then take advantage of this new on line option and RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY. 3. MEMBER BENEFITS: Last year, we instituted a host of brand new member benefits tailored specifically for lawyers. MCBA members are now saving hundreds or thousands of dollars a year on many support services and products for which they used to pay much higher prices. For example, MCBA members who move their stored documents to Info Stor receive a 20% savings for the first two years off the actual amount they were already paying for off-site document storage with free pick up and archiving of all boxes. We all pay to store clients documents. Why not cut that yearly cost by 20% immediately, saving probably hundreds of dollars a year, with one phone call. Just go to and click on the MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS button. Use West Coast Reporters for your depositions and reduce your per diem fee by $60, and pay less than $4 per page over $100 savings per daily deposition taken compared with what non MCBA members pay. Just go to and click on the MEMBERSHIP BEN- EFITS button. MCBA members pay just $.03 per black and white copy, on all outside copy jobs at Office Depot in San Rafael. Non-members pay $.09 or $.10 per copy at most commercial copy shops such as Kinkos. MCBA members who are litigators save over $140 on a 2,000 page document production. Just go to and click on the MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS button. While on the MCBA website, you can find many other deals on parking, the on line Recorder newspaper and advance sheets, Lexis and Westlaw, office products, insurance, delivery services, and more. If you have not been to the new website, or to the new MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS page, it is worth a few minutes of your time. So check it out as there is certainly something there for you to save you money. 8

9 MARIN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT ANNOUNCES NEW JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2009 At the annual Marin County Bar Association Judges Luncheon on October 22nd, Presiding Judge Verna Adams announced the judicial department assignments that will become effective on January 1, The new assignments are below. Please note that, not only are most Judges taking on new assignments, many of them are moving to new courtrooms. The assignments for Commissioners remain unchanged in 2009 and are as follows: COMM R ASSIGNMENT DEPT. Chernus Juvenile, Probate and Adult Drug Court A Goldfine Misdemeanor Jury Trials, Traffic, Small Claims N and P Heubach Criminal M Hochman Traffic, Small Claims and DCSS N and P Wood Family Law and Proposition 36 O Judges Adams, Dufficy and Sutro will be assigned to Civil departments. Judge Sutro will be the Supervising Civil Judge. Also, please note that Judge Adams will retain her Probate assignment. JUDGE NEW ASSIGNMENT DEPT. Adams Judge Boren s former cases J Dufficy Judge Duryee s former cases B Sutro Judge Ritchie s former cases H Judges Boren, Duryee, Haakenson, Ritchie and Simmons will be assigned to Criminal departments. Judge Duryee will be the Supervising Criminal Judge and will continue to be Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court. She will assume the misdemeanor master calendar assignment vacated by Judge Dufficy. JUDGE NEW ASSIGNMENT DEPT. Boren Judge Sutro s former cases C Duryee Judge Dufficy s former assignment K Haakenson No change F Ritchie Judge D Opal s former cases D Simmons No change G Judge D Opal will be moving to the Family Law assignment, assuming Judge Adams cases. She will be the Supervising Family Law Judge, assigned in Department L. With Judge Graham s retirement, the Court is pleased to announce that Judge Lynn O Malley Taylor will be sitting on assignment for the foreseeable future. She will be presiding over the trial department and will be in Department E. Please note that there are no changes to judicial assignments for Juvenile Drug Court, STAR Court, Family Violence Court and the Juror Failure to Appear Calendar. Providing Complete ADR Services! JUDGE MICHAEL J. BERGER* PATRICK M. BRODERICK JUDGE RICHARD H. BREINER* CLAYTON E. CLEMENT HON. JEANNE M. BUCKLEY* W. GREGORY ENGEL JUDGE VICTOR M. CAMPILONGO* HOWARD M. GARFIELD JUDGE THOMAS DANDURAND* PERRY D. LITCHFIELD JUDGE JOHN J. GALLAGHER* GARY T. RAGGHIANTI JUDGE ISABELLA H. GRANT* PAMELA M. SAYAD JUDGE RON GREENBERG* MICHAEL D. SENNEFF JUDGE INA LEVIN GYEMANT* ERIC STERNBERGER JUDGE HADDEN ROTH* GARY A. WEINER JUDGE VERNON F. SMITH* MATTHEW N. WHITE W. BRUCE WOLD Look for us on the Web-www.resolutionremedies.com *Retired Diane Levinson-Fass, President Diane Story, Vice Pres. For more information call: (800)

10 MARIN COUNTY JURY VERDICTS The Marin Lawyer will periodically report on jury verdicts from the Marin County Superior Court. We welcome reports from trial attorneys involved in Marin County verdicts; please contact Steven Perl co.marin.ca.us) with your information. Judge: Hon. Terrence R. Boren Plaintiff Attorney: Christopher Wood (Dreyer, Babich, Buccola & Callaham, LLP, Sacramento) Defense Attorney: Dodge, Walnut Creek) Martin Ambacher (McNamara, Facts: Plaintiff, Maria Bodeman, was rear-ended on October 18, 2004, on northbound Highway 101 near Lucas Valley Road. Defendant Carson was traveling northbound when she hit a pick-up truck driven by Mr. Martinez and forced Mr. Martinez into the rear of Ms. Bodeman s vehicle. Ms. Bodeman did not report any injuries at the scene and continued on home to Sacramento. Ms. Bodeman went to the emergency room the following day and reported back and arm symptoms. In the weeks that followed, she reported cervical pain and low back pain. Two years following the injury, Ms. Bodeman underwent a two-level cervical fusion at C4-5 and C5-6 at Kaiser Permanente. Her symptoms continued and she is currently continuing to treat with her physician for pain. Damages: Plaintiff claimed $115,000 in past medical expenses. Plaintiff claimed approximately $60,000 in past wage loss. Future medical expenses and wage loss were contested between the parties. Plaintiff claimed a lifetime of future medical expenses and Defendant argued for expenses not exceeding $100,000. Settlement Discussions: Plaintiff offered to resolve the case via C.C.P. 998 for $750,000. Defendant offered $290,000 via C.C.P Length of Trial: 9 days Verdict: $1,237, Since Plaintiff beat her C.C.P. 998 for $750,000, the total judgment will be approximately $1,370,000. Verdict Date: October 30, 2008 LAW LIBRARY SAYS THANK YOU ALL! The Marin County Law Library extends its deepest appreciation to the Marin County Bar Association and Marin County Women Lawyers for their timely donations to the Library of a total of $2,200 that have made possible a major purchase of legal research and practice materials that had become available following closure of the New College of California School of Law. Inspired by this strong local support, New College chose to make an additional gift of treatises, action guides and other resources that the Law Library would not otherwise have been able to procure. The generosity shown all around has helped the Law Library to significantly stem a growing decline in its holdings resulting from difficulties in maintaining its collection in the face of continuing inflationary pressures. The Law Library s Board of Trustees and staff members are deeply grateful for this support. We thank you. A. MAGGI SAUNDERS & ASSOCIATES CERTIFIED SHORTHAND REPORTERS Serving the Entire Bay Area since (office) (mobile) In a deposition, the Court Reporter is your biggest asset Lowest Per Page Rate - Delivered in One Week No Premium rates for Doctors, Expert Testimony, Evening or Weekend Depositions Free Condensed transcripts, ASCIIs, CDs, Translators, Video Depositions, Free Conference Room Member: National Court Reporters Association & SFTLA Multiple References upon request, UCLA Graduate with Honors And Mom to a talented young actor Labor & Employment, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice, Complex Personal Injury, Construction Defect, Product Liability, Commercial Business The best court reporter always gets the last word! 10

11 SIGN UP NOW TO SERVE ON AN MCBA STANDING COMMITTEE To: Members of the Marin County Bar Association From: Re: President-elect Marlene P. Getchell The year 2009 Standing Committees Each year the Marin County Bar Association seeks members to serve on its Standing Committees. In order to maintain continuity on our committees, the president is allowed to make one appointment for a three-year term to each Committee, and to name the chairperson of each Committee for a one-year term. With this in mind, we ask you to volunteer to assist in the operation of the Marin County Bar Association. Listed below are the Standing Committees of the Association. Please mark three committees in your order of preference. If you have no preference but are willing to volunteer your services, please state so. I would particularly like to encourage anyone with an interest in bringing program speakers before the Bar membership who will engage us all in a discourse on topics that will challenge us in our professional lives. I believe it vital to have engaging public figures that will bring issues of interest to our region and local membership. The Program Committee has this opportunity and challenge so I encourage those who want to contribute to this year s program events to step forward and meet the challenge. It is my hope to make appointments to the Committee by the end of the year. Therefore, please return this form to MCBA, 30 North San Pedro Rd., Ste. 140, San Rafael, CA 94903, or for your convenience you may FAX it to MCBA at (415) no later than December 26, If you have any comments or suggestions regarding Bar activities, please do not hesitate to contact me personally or use the comment lines below to express your thoughts. I thank all our members for their continued support and service. Membership Program/Entertainment Lawyer Referral Service Legislation Library Bylaws Marin Justice Center Administration of Justice Insurance Continuing Legal Education Public Information Client Relations Law Day/Public Education Judicial Liaison (must be a Past President of MCBA) Ethics/Unauthorized Practice Name: Comments: 11

12 (President s Message, continued from page 1.) It goes without saying that none of us can get our work accomplished without the assistance and support of the Bar Association staff. I want to thank Robynn Gaspar and Jan Salas for all their work and service to the Association. Over the past year we have provided support both from a program standpoint and by way of financial support to the residents of Marin through our Lawyer Referral services, education programs targeted to the youth in the community, endowments and contributions to the Marin County Law Library, the Jeannette Prandi Children s Center, and Guide Dogs for the Blind. During the past year we have also seen a very positive connection and dialogue with our local judiciary. We have given both support and I believe positive, constructive feedback to the members of our local bench. I know they have appreciated our outreach and openness. It is very important to have the ability in a positive way to discuss areas of concern and interest with the judiciary as the needs arise. I am particularly proud of the programs we provided our membership over the past year. Jessica Karner spearheaded that effort and brought to us a variety of speakers and presenters. We had thoughtful discussions, political debates, and journalistic commentary from well recognized figures from this region. One of the challenges for any bar association is to provide meaningful services and relevancy to the legal community it serves. Joel Gumbiner has single-handedly picked up the challenge of developing approaches and programs to attract new members to the association and has worked tirelessly over the past couple of years to achieve these goals. I want to thank him for those efforts. I must also acknowledge Phil Diamond and his work on the Bar Association Newsletter. He has coordinated and edited the production of the newsletter. He has gotten some very interesting, informative and timely articles into print and distributed to the membership. Handling this assignment is not without its challenges, particularly in getting the President to provide his monthly message in a timely fashion. I have challenged Phil in this regard and he has always been very gracious. Jeff Lerman as your past President needs to be given recognition for taking a long range view on moving this Association forward. He developed a strategic plan targeted to move the Bar forward in a very progressive fashion over a three year period, and without his considerable efforts much of the accomplishments now being realized would not have happened. Last but definitely not least is my appreciation to your incoming President, Marlene Getchell. Marlene is extremely bright and a hard worker who has thought about what she wants to put in place over the next year and has already demonstrated that she will move our Association forwarded in a very professional fashion. As her project for this past year, Marlene put in place the 1 st Annual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Fair, and this very successful program brought both quality and class to our legal community s membership. Thank you for the opportunity to serve; I intend to continue to support and serve this Association in the coming years. 12 The Marin Lawyer (Arbitration, continued from page 1.) has revealed that this language can in certain situations be insufficient to bring intellectual property-related disputes that may arise between the parties into the arbitration obligation s scope. The Sixth Circuit held that resolution of plaintiff s copyright infringement claim was not dependent on reference to or interpretation of the license agreement at issue, and therefore such claim was deemed not arbitrable under an arbitration clause requiring arbitration of any controversy or claim arising out of or related to this contract. From the licensor s perspective, expressly capturing intellectual property disputes in the operative license agreement has some inherent advantages. First, because arbitration as a general matter affects only the immediate parties to the dispute, an arbitrator s intellectual property invalidity ruling would apply only as between the parties, and would not serve to invalidate the licensor s intellectual property generally or render it unenforceable as against all other parties. This is, at least, the rule in the US, UK and Germany. (It s worth noting however, that some jurisdictions, such as Japan, France, Italy and Spain, permit parties to arbitrate issues of infringement but not to arbitrate the validity of registrations; and Switzerland goes in the complete opposite direction and enforces arbitral rulings invalidating patents, trademarks and designs, as a general matter.) Second, arbitration enables the parties to select a subject-matter expert with relevant experience and (Continued on page 13.) MILLSAP, DEGNAN & ASSOCIATES, INC. Cost Consulting Line Item Cost Break Downs Engineered Designs Expert Witness Testimony We provide design insights to meet your needs Redwood Hwy. San Rafael, CA office fax

13 (Arbitration, continued from page 12.) knowledge of not only the technology at issue but also the operative rules of law of the controlling jurisdiction, thus potentially enhancing the quality of the final decision and reducing or eliminating the need to retain experts. Third, arbitration proceedings can usually be conducted under strict obligations of confidentiality. The licensor may have a strong interest in avoiding the negative publicity that could be engendered by a noisy and protracted court case with one of the licensor s customers. Trade secrets and other confidential or sensitive matters can be more readily protected from disclosure in an arbitration as opposed to a court case, where all documents and proceedings are required to be open and publicly available (absent a courtissued protective order, which requires time and resources to secure). Finally, the 1959 New York Convention, a treaty ratified by over 140 countries, provides for the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. No similar treaty or convention providing for similar recognition of foreign court judgments exists, and the US, importantly, is not a party to any such convention or treaty for foreign judgments. In order ensure the arbitrability of intellectual property disputes and avoid the result of the Korala Associates decision, licensors should consider language along the lines of the following (with capitalized terms referring to specially defined terms in the license agreement): Any controversy, claim or dispute between the parties arising out of or relating to this Agreement, the Licensed Technology, Support Services, or Intellectual Property Rights, including controversies, claims or disputes involving the validity or infringement of Intellectual Property Rights, shall be resolved by binding arbitration conducted in accordance with the rules of the World Intellectual Property Organization s Arbitration Rules. Also, licensors should make sure they preserve the ability to pursue injunctive relief at any time in any court of competent jurisdiction, in order to have the right, notwithstanding the obligation to arbitrate disputes, to seek an emergency order preventing incipient or ongoing acts of infringement. For example: Nothing in this [arbitration section] shall be construed to preclude the ability of either party to pursue injunctive or provisional relief at any time. *Sean Hogle is a founding member of Hogle Visani LLC, a law firm specializing in technology, intellectual property, and commercial law for high technology clients worldwide. Sean specializes in open source licensing and is a frequent lecturer and writer on the topic. Sean s fifteen years of experience in technology enables him to act as a virtual general counsel to his venture clients around the globe. Sean is based in the firm s San Rafael office. The firm s website is at His blog can be found at hoviblog.blogspot.com. The Marin Lawyer MCLE COMPLIANCE DEADLINE COMING UP GROUP 2 (H-M) Deadline: 2/1/09 MCLE Regular Requirement Total hours required every three years: 25 hours Maximum self-study hours: 12.5 hours Members must fulfill at least one-half of their MCLE requirement with activities approved for participatory MCLE credit. (For additional information contact The State Bar of California at , or visit the website at Special Requirements within the total hours required (may be taken as participatory or self-study) Legal Ethics: 4 hours (required) Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse: 1 hour (required) Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession: 1 hour (required) Drunk Driving and DMV Matters Paul Burglin Mitchell, Hedin, Breiner, Ehlenbach & Burglin Courthouse Square, 1000 Fourth St., Suite 570 San Rafael, CA (415) DUIandDMV.com Author: Calif. Drunk Driving Law A-V Rated - Martindale Hubbell TM 13

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