From an increase in Daubert challenges to using free speech as a defense, The Recorder�takes a look at the issues facing commercial litigators in this special report.

The ‘Daubert’ Challenge
As the plethora of Daubert challenges raised in federal courts demonstrate, district court judges are taking their gate-keeping power over the admission of expert witness testimony very seriously, often with devastating effects on litigants (and their counsel).

Class Actions in UCL cases: Parallel Tracks or Collision Course?
Class Actions and UCL Cases are increasing in number in California trial courts. Here’s where they intersect and where they diverge.

Texas Crude
A 5th Circuit ruling in a case involving good faith price setting in Texas should give California practioners pause.

Free Commercial Speech
California courts further defined this year how the free speech guarantee can be used as a defense in commercial litigation.