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Based on Trials, Attorney Refines Mock Jury Model

LEGAL: Firm Built Simulated Courtroom, Finds Own Focus GroupOne of West Alliance Injury Lawyers’ most important tools for preparing its cases is to preview arguments before panels of mock jurors.

By Emmet Pierce April 20, 2017 12:46 p.m.   $$ Share

SDG&E Signs Contracts for Five Energy Storage Facilities

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. said it signed contracts for five new lithium-ion battery storage facilities, meant to store electricity from wind, solar or fossil fuel plants for future use.

By Brad Graves April 23, 2017 1:04 p.m. share »
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Recruitment Challenges Continue to Vex Innovation Employers

The employer Matt Haver was recruiting for wouldn’t budge.

By John Cox April 20, 2017 1:21 p.m. share »

Vista Distributor Acquired by Ohio-Based Company

Vista-based Electrical Sales Inc. has been acquired by Winsupply Inc., one of the nation’s largest distributors of electrical equipment and supplies.

By Sarah de Crescenzo April 19, 2017 4:27 p.m. share »
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Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford Donates $28M to National University System

South Dakota philanthropist T. Denny Sanford presented a $28 million gift to the National University System to fund three programs. It is the largest donation in the system’s history.

By Brad Graves April 18, 2017 4:11 p.m. share »
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Cooley Law Firm Recruits Partner From DLA Piper

An attorney specializing in venture debt finance has made the jump from DLA Piper, where he was partner, to Cooley LLP, where he also will be partner.

By Brad Graves April 17, 2017 5 p.m. share »

Hospitality Services Provider Luxpitality Relocates HQ to East Village

Hospitality services provider Luxpitality has relocated its headquarters from Scottsdale, Ariz., to downtown San Diego’s East Village, the company announced.

By Lou Hirsh April 17, 2017 3:31 p.m. share »
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Scott MacDonald Donates $400,000 to Endow USD Scholarship

Del Mar resident Scott MacDonald has donated $400,000 to endow a scholarship program at the University of San Diego.

By Brad Graves April 17, 2017 12:33 p.m. share »

Pentagon Funding 2 Projects at UCSD as Part of MURI Program

The Pentagon plans to fund two advanced research projects at UC San Diego.

By Brad Graves April 16, 2017 1:06 p.m. share »

Spradling Gets Healthy Approval With Client Choice Award

Gary J. Spradling, founding partner of Duckor Spradling Metzger & Wynne, has been chosen by his health care clients as the 2017 Client Choice Awardee throughout California in the category of Health Care and Life Science. Nominations can only be made by in-house counsel. Established in 2005, the Client Choice Award conducts research of senior corporate counsel who voluntarily and anonymously nominate individual lawyers based on their exceptional legal representation and client service. He was among 187 winners in 32 states and four Canadian provinces, and a total of 403 winners across 66 jurisdictions worldwide.

By Randy Frisch April 13, 2017 2:24 p.m. share »
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Co.’s Gray Water System Can Weather the Recent Storms

Chiara Dorigo looks to gray water as a promising way to irrigate landscapes in the increasingly parched Southwest. So promising, in fact, that she’s prepared to build a business around it.

By Brad Graves April 13, 2017 1:49 p.m. share »

Colepepper Services Moves to Larger Kearny Mesa Location

San Diego-based plumbing, heating and cooling company Colepepper Services recently moved into a new 1,800-square-foot office to accommodate growth, the company announced this week.

By Sarah de Crescenzo April 12, 2017 3:10 p.m. share »

Qualcomm Counterpunches in Court Fight With Apple

Qualcomm Inc. is seeking unspecified damages against Apple Inc. in U.S. District Court. The move comes in the wake of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) filing multiple lawsuits against Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) earlier this year, saying Apple is owed $1 billion.

By Brad Graves April 11, 2017 4:09 p.m. share »

National University Names Ntoko Dean of the School of Business and Management

National University announced the appointment of Alfred Ntoko as dean of the School of Business and Management.

By Steve Adamek April 10, 2017 4:02 p.m. share »
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The Manchester Grand Hyatt Ranked Among Nation’s Most-Booked Meeting Hotels

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego recently placed at No. 8 among the nation’s Top 10 meeting hotels based on booking activity, in an annual list published by event management technology provider Cvent Inc.

By Lou Hirsh April 7, 2017 12:43 p.m. share »