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Can I Appeal That?

One of the first questions a lawyer gets asked when telling a client about a loss or adverse ruling is often “Can we appeal?” This not always easy to answer. The following a brief overview of appealability under the California Code of Civil Procedure. This post addresses ordinary appeals in the Court of Appeal and won’t address…

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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…