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Long-Tail Property Damage Claims 

State of California v. Continental Insurance Company

(Cal. Sup. Ct.), filed August 9, 2012


Failing To Renew An Employee's Contract 

Touchstone Television Productions v. Superior Court

(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed August 16, 2012

Non-Competition Agreement In An Agreement To Sell A Business  

Fillpoint, LLC v. Maas

(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed August 24, 2012

California No Longer Follows The Common Law "Release Rule" 

Leung v. Verdugo Hills Hospital

(Cal. Sup. Ct.), filed August 23, 2012

The Spouse Of A Worker Injured 

LeFiell Manufacturing Co. v. Superior Court

(Cal. Sup. Ct.), filed August 20, 2012 

A Witness Qualified As An Expert Established Foundation For His Opinions

Howard Entertainment, Inc. v. Kudrow

(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed August 22, 2012 

Trial Court Found A Plaintiff Was Not Entitled To Certain Discovery 

Diepenbrock v. Brown

(Cal. Ct. of App., 1st Dist.), filed July 31, 2012

Arbitrator In Malpractice Case Properly Disclosed Matter

Nemecek & Cole v. Horn

(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed July 23, 2012 



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Insured Was Entitled To Jury Trial 

Entin v. Superior Court
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed August 20, 2012  


Choice Of Law Provision Was Not Against Public Policy

Maxim Crane Works v. Tilbury Constructors 
(Cal. Ct. of App., 3d Dist.), filed August 8, 2012  


Sums Promised Subject To Anti-Deficiency Statute

Weinstein v. Rocha
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed August 1, 2012   



Advocating Novel Interpretations Of The Law

Fluor Corporation v. Superior Court
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed August 30, 2012   


Becoming Domestic Partners Requires Certain Specific Acts

Burnham v. California Public Employee's Retirement System
(Cal. Ct. of App., 3d Dist.), filed August 31, 2012  


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Orange County

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Orange County

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S. F. Bay Area

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San Diego

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(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed July 13, 2012

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