Lying during negotiations: Business tactic or fraud?

Is it wrong to falsely claim that you can get a better deal elsewhere during negotiations?

Is it OK to lie about having a lower bid from a competing contractor? Or is it fraud?

That’s one of the issues that emerged from a recently concluded lawsuit between the owner of two multimillion-dollar Newport Beach homes and his […]

Zillow Is a `Modern Day Animal House': Attorney Samini

Bobby Samini, an attorney with Samini Scheinberg PC, details his plaintiffs’ case against Zillow. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Trish Regan on “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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Ex-employee accuses Zillow of sexual harassment in federal lawsuit

The woman claims she was fired from the firm’s Irvine office for opposing conduct the suit says included requests for sex and obscene photos.

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Update: This version of the story includes Zillow’s description of its response to the sexual harassment claims.

A former Zillow employee in Orange County […]

Donald Sterling wants to question Adam Silver in suit against NBA

Donald Sterling wants to question NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and V. Stiviano in the former Clippers owner’s federal antitrust lawsuit against the league.

A filing Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles outlined 18 witnesses Sterling may call in the case, including his wife, Shelly, retired NBA Commissioner David Stern and former Clippers interim Chief […]

NBA racial speech purge just beginning, attorney says

Two different NBA owners have been toppled in the past four weeks because of racially radioactive comments they’ve made in recent years.

But that’s just the beginning, according to Bobby Samini, an attorney for former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Samini predicts even more casualties will result from the new racial speech standard set by the […]

Gary Ruttenberg, Bobby Samini, Max Blecher

From left, Gary Ruttenberg, Bobby Samini and Max Blecher, attorneys for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, listen to a question during a news conference outside the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday. Sterling was testy during his 90-minute appearance Tuesday afternoon, denouncing doctors who declared him to have Alzheimer’s disease as “hired guns,” pleading […]