Mark Gergen quoted by East Bay Times, March 28, 2017
Mark Gergen, a UC Berkeley law professor, reviewed the lease and said it appears there is little the Coliseum authority can do to force the Raiders out early. … “It looks fairly straightforward,” Gergen said. “It looks like Oakland is bound on the option.”
Mark Gergen quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 5, 2016
Survivors of the victims of this weekend’s Ghost Ship fire can also file damage suits against the building’s owner, his chief tenant who leased the spaces, and possibly the promoter of the concert that brought people to the warehouse Friday night, said UC Berkeley Law Professor Mark Gergen. The main obstacle, he said, is that the operators of such “gray economy” enterprises typically have few assets and no insurance.
Mark Gergen quoted by The Daily Californian, Dec. 1, 2016
Mark Gergen … said although the board’s administrative findings are not conclusive or binding, they suggest that the board will be able to establish liability in court.
Mark Gergen quoted by Business Insider, Nov. 8, 2016
“When the corporate excise tax was first enacted in the US in 1909, corporate tax returns were made public,” Gergen told me. … “In 1934, Congress enacted a statute requiring individuals and corporations to file a ‘pink slip’ disclosing their gross income, net income, and tax paid.”
Mark Gergen quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, May 20, 2016
“Some people find the ubiquity of these arbitration terms troubling,” he said. “They don’t like the switch from courts to arbitration, but it’s where the world is heading.” Airbnb’s wording doesn’t strike him as particularly aggressive, he said.
Mark Gergen quoted in The Daily Californian, April 29, 2016
UC Berkeley law school professor Mark Gergen said punitive damages can easily be equal to the amount of liability the defendants will have to pay, essentially doubling the amount of payment.
“We’re talking about people who have suffered horrible injuries,” Gergen said. “(Punitive damages) are not likely to be covered by liability insurance.”
Mark Gergen quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, 2016
“Uber was trying to get out in front of it before the customer was fully aware of his medical condition and his legal rights,” he said. Noting that West could make a case for “significant emotional disturbance” and possibly false imprisonment as well as physical injuries, Gergen said, “Uber has a significant liability risk here.”
Mark Gergen quoted in The Sacramento Bee, April 3, 2016
As co-chair of the Faculty Welfare Committee at Berkeley, Gergen said he has heard about more recent hires who passed on the UC loan. “It’s not a very big benefit now,” he said. “It’s a program that I would like the university to strengthen.”
Mark Gergen quoted in The Daily Californian, Oct. 15, 2015
Mark Gergen said that where construction was concerned, litigation could potentially fall on many different parties. “All these entities (exist) — subcontractor, general contractor, material suppliers. There could be a manufacturing architect,” Gergen said. “Typically what happens is plaintiffs sue just about everybody.”
Mark Gergen quoted in The Daily Californian, July 19, 2015
Mark Gergen said it is not a “particularly aggressive example” for the campus to ask for a legal claim release with respect to health insurance if it does not believe that it is legally obligated to make these payments.