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Legal Notices and Disclaimers
No Client-Lawyer Relationship is Created by Your Use of This Website
No client-lawyer relationship between you and the Firm is or may be created by your access to or use of the websites or any information contained on them. The only way to become our client is through a mutual agreement in writing as described below. Further, none of the information on these websites constitutes legal advice, nor does it necessarily reflect the opinions of the Firm, our attorneys or our clients.
Please Contact Us If You Would Like Us to Represent You
If you are interested in asking us to represent you, please call us, email us, or otherwise contact us so we can determine whether the matter is one for which we are willing or able to accept professional responsibility. The telephone numbers for our offices are listed on our website. If you submit information to us by email or otherwise, you acknowledge that it will not be considered to be confidential absent an express written agreement by the Firm to maintain your information in confidence. We reserve the right to decline any representation, and may be required to decline representation if it would create a conflict of interest with any of our current or former clients.
You Should Not Rely on the Information Contained in the Websites
The information provided on the websites is general in nature and does not apply to any particular factual, legal, medical, financial, insurance, or other situation. As such, you should not rely on any information on our websites, and should seek professional advice as you determine to be appropriate.
In addition, although we try to provide accurate and complete information, we make no commitment or express or implied warranty that the factual, legal, medical, financial, or any other information contained on our websites, or on any linked websites, is accurate, complete, error-free, or current. We assume no liability if it is not, and your use of the websites is solely at your own risk.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we are not responsible for any content, communications, information, or other materials posted, submitted, communicated, shared, discussed or otherwise generated through blogs, discussion boards, or other public areas of our websites (“User Generated Content”), nor do we guarantee its truthfulness, accuracy or completeness. Any actions you take or do not take based on or related to User Generated Content are solely at your own risk.
Third Party Websites
Ownership, License & Limitations On Use
Ownership by the Firm
As between you and the Firm, all right, title and interest in these websites (including all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights) belongs to the Firm or its licensors. In addition, the names, images, pictures, logos, icons and other marks identifying our products and services in many countries are proprietary marks of the Firm. Except as expressly provided below, nothing contained herein should be construed as conferring any license or right, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under copyright or other intellectual property rights.
Limited License and Right to Use the Websites and Content
You are hereby granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to view and use information from the websites (i) solely for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes, (ii) on the terms herein, (iii) provided that you do not modify or alter the content in any way, and (iv) provided that you do not delete or change any copyright or trademark notice.
Except as expressly provided herein, no part of these websites, including but not limited to materials retrieved and the underlying code, may be reproduced, republished, copied, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means. In no event should materials from these websites be stored in any information storage and retrieval system without prior written permission from the Firm.
In addition, you may only use the websites if you agree not to take any action that might (i) interfere with their proper working, (ii) impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on their infrastructure, (iii) compromise the their security, (iv) render them or their features inaccessible to others, (v) cause other damage to the websites or any content, or (vi) launch any automated system, including without limitation, any “robot,” “spider,” or “offline reader” that sends more requests to their server(s) in a given period of time than a human can reasonably generate using a conventional web browser.
Use, duplication, or disclosure by or for the United States Government is subject to the restrictions set forth in DFARS 252.227-7013(c)(1)(ii) and FAR 52.227-19.
Other Disclaimers, Limitation of Liability, and Indemnity
“Covered Parties” means the Firm (including affiliated and other related entities), its listees, business partners and other entities participating in these websites, and its and their officers, directors, partners, principals, managers, members, employees, contractors, agents, successors, and assigns.
THE WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND THE COVERED PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF OTHER TERMS HEREIN, THE COVERED PARTIES ALSO DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR ANY WAY RELATED TO (A) ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS FROM THE WEBSITES AND THEIR CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TECHNICAL INACCURACIES AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, (B) USER GENERATED CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS THEREIN, (C) ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITES OR CONTENT THEREIN DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ACCESSED THROUGH LINKS IN OUR WEBSITES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS THEREIN, (D) THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITES OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, (E) YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES, (F) VIRUSES OR OTHER DAMAGING FACTORS, OR (G) YOUR USE OF ANY EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITES.
Limitation of Liability
The Covered Parties are and will not be liable for any damages, including but not limited to any direct, indirect, incidental, special, reliance, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees, lost profits, savings, or data), in any way due to, resulting from, or arising in connection with these websites, including their content and your use thereof, regardless of any negligence or fault of any of the Covered Parties, and whether or not apprised of the possibility of such damages. In no event will the aggregate liability of any of Covered Parties related to your use of the websites, User Generated Content, or their other content be greater than $100.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Covered Parties from any losses, damages, claims, or liabilities of any nature, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from your use of the websites, User Generated Content, or their other content, or your breach of the terms hereof. The indemnity does not apply to events arising directly from a client-lawyer relationship, if any, that may be entered between you and the Firm on the terms described herein.
Legal and Ethical Requirements
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Contingent attorneys’ fees refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client. The percentage fee will be computed before or after expenses are deducted from the recovery in accordance with state laws.
It is the Firm’s intention to fully comply with all legal and ethical requirements related to these websites. To the extent that the professional responsibility requirements of any jurisdiction require us to designate a principal office or an attorney responsible for these websites, the Firm designates its offices in California and can be found on the Contact page.
Entire Agreement; Severability; No Waiver
Governing Law; Jurisdiction