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Insurers Can Be Sued For Unfair Competition Under Business & Professions Code Section 17200
 
Zhang v. Superior Court
(Cal. Sup. Ct.), filed August 1, 2013











A Manufacturer Was Not Liable For Injuries
 
Sanchez v. Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed July 9, 2013












An Employer Could Be Liable For An Employee’s Drunk Driving
 
Purton v. Marriott International, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed July 31, 2013












A Pre-Litigation Demand Letter Was Privileged
 
Malin v. Singer
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed July 16, 2013












An Attorney’s Mistake Was Inexcusable
 
Toho-Towa Co., Ltd. v. Morgan Creek Productions, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed July 11, 2013





 



 


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OTHER CASES OF INTEREST:

To Sue For Wrongful Termination, One Must First Be An Employee


Estrada v. City of Los Angeles
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed July 24, 2013






 

Security Guards Were Entitled To Compensation For All Time Worked


Mendiola v. CPS Security Solutions, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed July 3, 2013



 

 



 

The County Could Be Vicariously Liable


Rodriguez v. County of Los Angeles
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed July 2, 2013





 

Attorney’s Fees And Costs Were Recoverable


Bender v. County of Los Angeles
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed July 9, 2013





 

Costs Of Suit Were Recoverable


Williams v. Chino Valley Independent Fire District
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed July 23, 2013





 

Interest Was Not Recoverable



Boeken v. Philip Morris USA, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed July 9, 2013

 





 

Expert Fees May Be Recoverable



Mon Chong Loong Trading Corp. v. Superior Court
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed July 23, 2013





 

Notice Is Satisfactory When Given To An Attorney Who Demands That Communi-cations Go Through the Attorney


Eucasia Schools Worldwide, Inc. v. DW August Co.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed July 24, 2013





 

Deficiency Judgments Are Prohibited


Enloe v. Kelso
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed July 3, 2013





 

The Anti-Deficiency Law Applies To A Short Sale


Coker v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed July 23, 2013





 
 
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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
(Cal. Ct. of App., 3d Dist.), filed May 16, 2013



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(Cal. Ct. of App., 3d Dist.), filed May 17, 2013

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