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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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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…