ASCDC Amicus Database
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Our Amicus Committee works hard on behalf of ASCDC members, submitting multiple amicus curiae briefs and letters each year in cases pending in state and federal courts. The Committee supports selected petitions seeking California Supreme Court review, and identifies appropriate cases in which to request publication of unpublished California appellate opinions that are of interest to our members.

If you have a matter that you wish to bring to the attention of the Amicus Committee, please contact the Chair, Steven Fleischman at Horvitz & Levy, (818) 995-0800 or

Below are links to briefs and letters the Committee has filed since 2000, compiled in a searchable database.

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Beck v. Blum Collins
Addressing whether a tolling agreement signed by a partner in his individual capacity is binding on the partner’s law firm
Los Angeles v. Superior Court (ACLU)
Agreeing with ASCDC’s position, holding that bills sent by defense counsel to client are protected by the attorney-client privilege.
Lee v. Haney
Addressing whether the one-year statute of limitations in Code of Civil Procedure section 340.6 applies to fee disputes between lawyers and clients.
Izell v. Union Carbide Corp
Addressing whether punitive damages must be retried when the compensatory award is reduced on appeal.
Doe v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al.
Addressing the scope of employer liability for acts of an employee following employee’s consumption of alcohol
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