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A 10 To 1 Punitive Damages Ratio is Constitutional
 
Nickerson v. Stonebridge Life Insurance Company
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed August 29, 2013












A Pollution Exclusion Reservation Of Rights Did Not Create A “Cumis” Conflict
 
Federal Insurance Company v. MBL, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 6th Dist.), filed August 26, 2013











The Particular Insurance Policy Provided Pro Rata Coverage
 
Progressive Choice Insurance Company v. California State Automobile Association Inter-insurance Bureau
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed August 13, 2013












Attorney’s Fees Were Properly Awarded In An Interpleader Lawsuit
 
Farmers New World Life Insurance Company v. Rees
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed August 30, 2013












A $176,900 Discovery Sanction Was Reasonable
 
Ellis v. Toshiba America Information Systems
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed August 7, 2013












A Tenant Could Sue For Fraud
 
Thrifty Payless, Inc. v. The Americana at Brand
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed July 19, 2013












Land Owners Obtained A Prescriptive Easement
 
King v. Wu
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed August 14, 2013












A Landlord Had The Right To Enter
 
Dromy v. Lukovsky
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed August 30, 2013












Loan Forgiveness May Not Satisfy A Judgment
 
Cunningham v. Magidow
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed August 30, 2013












Substantial Evidence Standard On Appeal Requires The Appellant To Discuss Both Favorable And Unfavorable Evidence
 
Rayii v. Gatica
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed July 24, 2013





 



 

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