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An Insurer’s Reservation of Rights Pertaining to Independent Contractors Created a Conflict of Interest Under Civil Code Section 2860
 
Schaefer v. Elder
(217 Cal.App.4th 1), filed May 16, 2013











An Insurer Can't Seek Reimbursement From "Cumis" Counsel
 
J.R. Marketing, LLC v. Hartford Casualty Insurance Company
(216 Cal.App.4th 1444), filed May 17, 2013












A Hospital Must Prove Services Were Reasonable And Necessary
 
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Huff
(216 Cal.App.4th 1463), filed June 11, 2013











Payment Was Available Under Med-Pay Coverage
 
Barnes v. Western Heritage Insurance Company
(217 Cal.App.4th 249), filed June 18, 2013











Expert Fees Were Recoverable Despite Multiple 998 Offers
 
Martinez v. Brownco Construction Company, Inc.
(56 Cal.4th 1014), filed June 10, 2013











Primary Assumption Of The Risk Applied
 
Cann v. Stefanec
(217 Cal.App.4th 462), filed June 24, 2013





 


 


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OTHER CASES OF INTEREST:

Government Officials Acting in an Official Capacity Are Immune from Suit


McAllister v. Los Angeles Unified School District
(216 Cal.App.4th 1198), filed June 3, 2013






 

Actual Notice, Even by E-mail, is Enough Notice to Terminate a Teacher


Grace v. Beaumont Unified School District
(216 Cal.App.4th 1325), filed June 4, 2013



 

 





 

State Law Was Not Preempted


Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Superior Court
(217 Cal.App.4th 96), filed June 13, 2013





 

Asking For A ZIP Code Was Permissible



Flores v. Chevron, USA, Inc.
(217 Cal.App.4th 337), filed June 20, 2013

 





 

One’s Status As A Putative Spouse Is Subjective



Ceja v. Rudolph & Sletten, Inc.
(56 Cal.4th 1113), filed June 20, 2013





 
 
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Orange County


David Ezra
Orange County


Ann Johnston
S. F. Bay Area


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San Diego

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