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Brinker: Employers Are Not Required To Police

Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court

(Cal. Sup. Ct.), filed April 12, 2012

A SIR's Satisfaction Triggers Indemnification 

Axis Surplus Insurance Company v. Glencoe Insurance Ltd.

(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed April 11, 2012 

A Statutory Offer To Compromise Made Jointly

Farag v. ArvinMeritor, Inc.

(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed April 24, 2012 

Not Conduct Protected By The Anti-SLAPP Statute

Personal Court Reporters, Inc. v. Rand
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed April 20, 2012 



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Needlessly Voluminous Summary Judgment

Cole v. Town of Los Gatos
(Cal. Ct. of App., 6th Dist.), filed April. 27, 2012 


Wage And Hours Case Was Payable To The Attorney Absent

Henry M. Lee Law Corporation v. Superior Court
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed April 16, 2012 


Creditors Were Not Bound By An Arbitration Agreement

Epitech, Inc. v. Kann
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed April 16, 2012  


Does Not Eliminate A Junior Lienholder’s Right To Sue

Bank of America, N.A. v. Mitchell
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed April 10, 2012 




Appeal Filed Only For Purposes Of Delay

Brown v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA
(Cal. Ct. of App. 2d Dist.), filed April 16, 2012 


Can Be Liable For Manufacturing A Defective Product 

Shields v. Hennessy Industries, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 1st Dist.), filed April 30, 2012 

Church Members Did Not Have A Right To Solicit  

Ralphs Grocery Company v. Missionary Church of the Disciples of Jesus Christ
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed April 25, 2012  


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Ann Johnston
S. F. Bay Area

Lance LaBelle
Orange County

Roberta Winston
San Diego

David Ezra 
Orange County


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April 14, 2012
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Most Read Articles

An Insurer That Failed to Defend
DeWitt v. Monterey Insurance Company
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed March 13, 2012 

Statutory Offer can Trigger Cost Award
Bates v. Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed March 12, 2012
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