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Insurance Claim Not Necessarily Privileged Pre-litigation Conduct

People ex rel. Fire Insurance Exchange v. Anapol
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed December 6, 2012

Toilet Overflow Is Excluded 

Cardio Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. v. Farmers Insurance Exchange
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed December 18, 2012

Additional Insured Not Subject To Cross-Insured Exclusion 

Gemini Insurance Company v. Delos Insurance Company
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed December 6, 2012 

Corporate Suspension Defense Must Be Pled 

V & P Trading Co., Inc. v. United Charter, LLC
(Cal. Ct. of App., 3d Dist.), filed December 19, 2012



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Collecting On A Judgment With An Appeal Pending Is Risky

Cussler v. Crusader Entertainment, LLC
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed December 21, 2012 


Court Erred With Jury Instructions In Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Veronese v. Lucasfilm Ltd.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 1st Dist.), filed December 10, 2012 



State Whistleblowing Protection Does Not Apply To Municipal Laws

Edgerly v. City of Oakland
(Cal. Ct. of App., 1st Dist.), filed December 12, 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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Managing Partner Craig Simon on "Being Deposed" and "Inverse Condemnation"
California Conference of Arson Investigators
March 23, 2013

San Luis Obispo, CA

Managing Partner Craig Simon to Speak on Bad Faith Litigation
American Conference Institute
April 30, 2013

Philadelphia, PA

Principal Lance LaBelle in "A Musical Presentation About Mediation" 

July 22, 2013

Newport Beach, CA 



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Misrepresentations Justify Summary Judgement Ruling
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(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed October 19, 2012

The Honest Belief Defense
Richey v. AutoNation, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed November 13, 2012

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