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Litigators in California Learn New Rules for 2016

California litigators must learn a number of new procedural rules that took effect this year making significant changes to a number of litigators’ favorite procedural tools: demurrers, 998 offers and summary adjudication. New Rules for Demurrers New section Cal. Code Civ. Proc. 430.41(a)(2) mandates a meet and confer meeting at least five days before filing…

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Supreme Court Class Action Decisions Not What Defendants Had Hoped For

Plaintiffs’ advocates are breathing a sigh of relief about the Court’s recent class action cases. One case, Spokeo Inc. v. Robins stopped well short of blocking all “no-injury” suits based on statutory violations. The high court held that plaintiffs must show concrete injury to access the federal courts, but left the definition of “concrete” open to…