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June 24, 2015

Peter Catalanotti Named One of 40 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40

San Francisco partner Peter Catalanotti has been named one of the 40 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association in 2015. Winners have distinguished themselves in their field and have demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality, and are selected from hundreds of nominations received from all over the country.

June 22, 2015

United States Supreme Court Leaves No Doubt as to Which Legal Standard Applies to Force Cases Involving Pretrial Detainees

On June 22, 2015, the United States Supreme Court clarified the legal standard by which jailers may be held liable for their use of force upon a pretrial detainee. The Fourth Amendment protects people who are not in jail from unreasonable police actions. Convicted prisoners are protected from "cruel and unusual punishment" by the Eighth Amendment. In Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386, 395, n. 10 (1989), the Supreme Court left open "the question whether the Fourth Amendment continues to provide individuals with protection against deliberate use of excessive physical force beyond the point at which arrest ends and pretrial detention begins." 

June 17, 2015

AZ Chapter of CLM Sponsors June Mixer

On Wednesday, June 17, from 3:30-6:30 pm, the Arizona chapter of CLM sponsored a seminar and happy hour networking mixer. The event was held at luxury resort The Phoenician, and Manning & Kass senior counsel and AZ CLM board member Pari K. Scroggin was there to mix and mingle with guests.

June 17, 2015

New York City Hosts Lunch and Learn at Ritz-Carlton Battery Park

New York City partners Marguerite L. Jonak and Jeanette L. Dixon, joined by Los Angeles partner Elizabeth H. Murphy, hosted an informative legal seminar "lunch and learn" for the senior home and residential care industry on Wednesday June 17, from noon to 2:00 pm.

June 15, 2015

Firm Founder Anthony J. Ellrod Featured in California Clubs of Distinction's Magazine

As a non-profit trade association, California Clubs of Distinction, or CCD, publishes the CCD News Update on a quarterly basis, with the Second Quarter of 2015 featuring a prominent article by firm founder Anthony J. Ellrod, entitled, "Marketing Yourself Out of Business."

June 5, 2015

Manning & Kass Celebrates 2015 Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Stars

Three Manning & Kass attorneys in the Los Angeles office have been named 2015 Super Lawyer Rising Stars: Paul Hanna (2013-2015); Karen Luh (2014-2015); and Tony M. Sain.

June 5, 2015

Rinat B. Klier-Erlich at CLM's 2015 Professional Liability Conference

Los Angeles Manning & Kass partner Rinat B. Klier-Erlich served as a panel speaker at the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance's 2015 PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY CONFERENCE, which was held Thursday, June 4, 2015 to Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Doubletree by Hilton Chicago on the Magnificent Mile.

June 1, 2015

Founding Partner Dennis Kass Featured in SIU Today Magazine

Firm founding partner, Dennis Kass, is author of the top story in the Spring 2015 issue of the International Association of Special Investigation Units' magazine, SIU Today. The article by Mr. Kass is titled, "Going on the Offensive," and discusses creative ways to combat insurance fraud.


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