Law Offices of John L. Fallat
999 Fifth Ave., Suite 590, San Rafael  CA 94901-2994
Tel 415-457-3773 Fax 415-457-2667
John L. Fallat
John L. Fallat
Timothy J. Tomlin
Mark A. Vaughn

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania on July 14, 1955.

Admitted to Bar: 1984, California and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1988, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 1989, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. Ninth Circuit; 2000, U.S. Supreme Court.

Education: University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A., 1980); California Western School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1984).

Reported Decisions:   Travelers Indemnity Company v. Alliance Shippers, Inc. (1986) 654 F. Supp. 840, finding that a shipper's agent is not a freight forwarder subject to liability for damage to goods in transit under 49 U.S.C §11707.

Ferguson v. Friendfinder (2002) 94 Cal.App.4th 255, finding that California law regulating unsolicited e-mail advertisements does not violate the dormant commerce clause of the United States Constitution.

Hypertouch, Inc. v. Superior Court (Perry Johnson, Inc.) (2005) 128 Cal.App.4th 1527, 27 Cal.Rptr.3d 839, finding that California law does not permit opt-in class actions.

Recipient of: American Jurisprudence Award for: Criminal Law, 1982; Trial Practice, 1983; Faculty Academic Excellence Awards: International Business Transactions, 1983; Mexican Law, 1984; Special Commendation for Outstanding Achievement in legal research and writing Legal Skills Course, 1982. Sophister Appellate Advocacy Instructor, 1983.

Member: American Bar Association; Marin County Bar Association; State Bar of California

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