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After-Acquired Evidence Was Admissible In A Discrimination Case
Horne v. International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 16
(Cal. Ct. of App., 1st Dist.), filed December 3, 2013


The Sophisticated User Doctrine Requires Awareness Of The Particular Risk That Caused Injury
Buckner v. Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
(Cal. Ct. of App., 5th Dist.), filed December 20, 2013




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A Hiring Decision Was Potentially Protected Activity

Hunter v. CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed November 18, 2013



California Is Not A Proper Workers’ Compensation Forum for A Professional Athlete Who Only Played One Game In The State

Federal Insurance Company v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed December 3, 2013



Only Special Damages Were Recoverable

Kalpoe v. Superior Court
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed December 17, 2013





A Dismissal Request Can Start The Clock Running For An Appeal

Dattani v. Lee
(Cal. Ct. of App., 1st Dist.), filed December 19, 2013



A Challenge To A Judge Was Untimely

Fry v. Superior Court
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed December 9, 2013




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(Cal. Ct. of App., 3d Dist.), filed November 18, 2013

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(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed Oct. 30, 2013
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