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Business and professional groups have planned a range of activities this week.

Paul Kaufman has joined the Del Mar office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group and Energy practice. Kaufman joins from Chadbourne & Park in Los Angeles.

Seven San Diego legal organizations announced they will host the eighth annual fashion show fundraiser "Couture for a Cause" on Sept. 24 at the San Diego Hall of Champions.


The Bernard E. Witkin Award Ceremony will be held Oct. 8 at the San Diego Law Library, according to the San Diego Law Library Foundation.


Fisher & Phillips LLP has added Chris Conti as a new associate to its San Diego office.

Higgs Fletcher & Mack announced the addition of Roger W.R. Clayton III and John Nielsen as its newest associates.


Business and professional groups plan a range of activities this week.

A final ruling came Friday in the litigation filed by the San Diego County Water Authority against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, awarding the Water Authority $188.3 million plus interest, for illegal water rates MWD charged from 2011 to 2014.


Some members of the local legal community are calling for greater diversity among judges both in San Diego and statewide.

San Diego attorney Aida Van Herk has joined the law firm of Mulligan, Banham & Findley as an associate.

"L.A.'s Walt Disney of Shopping."

The Lilac Hills Ranch project was recently described by one planning official as the most significant land use matter to come before San Diego County’s Planning Commission since an updated general plan four years ago.

In general, parties to a contract can rescind, or unwind, the contract when it was consummated based on mistake, fraud, duress, or undue influence (Civil Code § 1689(b)(1)). When a contract is rescinded, whether by agreement of the parties or by the court, the contract is essentially treated as though it never came into existence and the parties are placed in the position they were in prior to the contract.


Former Pat & Oscar’s restaurant franchisees have claimed victory at the end of the trial phase of a lawsuit brought against them seeking nearly $23 million in alleged lost profits, but resulting in only $100 in damages being awarded.

San Diego officials are hoping a $163 million plan to install modern stoplight timing systems and other advanced technologies will address worsening traffic congestion on city roads.

Gerald McMahon, a partner at Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek, has been named one of the 10 best attorneys in California by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Juanita Brooks, a principal at Fish & Richardson in San Diego, has been named to Law360ís inaugural list of Trial Aces nationwide.

The San Diego County Bar Foundationís call for grant applications has begun, with submissions for the 2015 grant cycle due Oct. 1.

Suja Life LLC, a San Diego-based juicing company, recently reached an investment and distribution partnership with the CocaCola Co. (NYSE: KO).

The University of San Diegoís seventh annual Climate & Energy Law Symposium will be Nov. 6.

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