About Curtis E.A. Karnow
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco. Articles on settlement, electronic discovery, statistics, and other topics. Two of the articles previously posted, on Conflicts of Interest and Setting Bail for Public Safety, have been very substantially edited and revised. They are now published as “Conflicts of Interest And Institutional Litigants,” 32 The Journal of The Legal Profession 7 (2008) and “Setting Bail for Public Safety,” 13 Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law 1 (2008). "What's Your Weirdest Case" is now part of a volume available from Amazon Books designed to introduce teachers and students to the courts. Further articles are published in other law reviews.
Electronic Discovery (3)
Settlement and mediation (3)
Education On The Law (2)
Computer law (4)
The application of traditional tort theory to embodied machine intelligence Robot Law (2013)
This note discusses the traditional tort theories of liability such as negligence and strict liability and suggests these are likely insufficient to impose liability on legal entities (people and companies) selling or employing autonomous robots. ...
LAUNCH ON WARNING: AGGRESSIVE DEFENSE OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS Yale Journal of Law and Technology (2005)
There has been a growing interest in "self help" mechanisms to counter Internet-mediated threats. Content providers such as record labels and movie studios have favored proposed federal legislation that would allow them to disable copyright ...
The Encrypted Self: Fleshing Out the Rights of Electronic Personalities, 13 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 1 (1994) The John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law (1994)
The electronic community is faced with a now classic dilemma: the tug-of-war between the desire for a free flow of information and the need for privacy. The problem can be recast as the pull between ...
Fiat Lux: Tracing A Standard of Review for Class Certification Orders THE JOURNAL OF APPELLATE PRACTICE AND Process (2017)
An historical investigation of California’s standards of review of class certification orders, together with an analysis of the standard and its implications for the practical work of trial judges and lawyers litigating class actions. The ...
Complexity in Litigation: A Differential Diagnosis UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LAW (2015)
This note examines complex litigation with the goal of providing practical options for its management. It is written from a judge’s perspective. I review the definition of a “complex” case and explain its emphasis on ...
Business Entities - Basic Legal Issues Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER) (2014)
Brief introduction to certain business litigation issues including vicarious liability, sealing records, representation by counsel, qualification of domestic corporations; depositions of persons most knowledgeable, and conflicts of laws.