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Duty To Defend Exists

Health Net Inc. v. RLI Insurance Company

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









Intentional Interference With Expected Inheritance 

Beckwith v. Dahl

(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed May 3, 2012 
 







Caretaker Does Not Fall Outside Overtime Exemption 

Cash v. Winn

(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed May 14, 2012, published May 14, 2012
 








Employer's Liability For Deduction Of Sums

Sciborski v. Pacific Bell Directory
 
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed May 8, 2012
 







Default Judgment on a Contract

HSBC Nevada, N.A. v. Aguilar

(App. Div. Los Angeles Sup. Ct.), filed April. 16, 2012, modified May 15, 2012 

 








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OTHER CASES OF INTEREST:

Unlicensed Driver Considered Insured


Landeros v. Torres 
(Cal. Ct. of App., 5th Dist.), filed May 24, 2012 









Two-Tier System for Paying


Ortega v. Topa Insurance Company 
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed May 24, 2012, published May 24, 2012  

 









Liable For Manufacturing A Defective Product


Bettencourt v. Hennessy Industries, Inc. 
(Cal. Ct. of App., 1st Dist.), filed May 4, 2012 

 









Not Liable For Manufacturing A Defective Product


Barker v. Hennessy 
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2nd Dist.), filed May 22, 2012 









Property Owner Did Not Owe Duty Of Care


Campbell v. Ford Motor Company
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed May 21, 2012, published May 21, 2012 
 
 






Ranch Owner Had No Duty


Thomas v. Stenberg
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed May 21, 2012, published May 21, 2012 









To Prove A Non-Party Doctor's Malpractice 


Chakalis v. Elevator Solutions, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed May 18, 2012 


 

Can Be Liable for Retaliation 


Fitsimmons v. California Emergency Physicians Medical Group
(Cal. Ct. of App., 1st Dist.), filed May 16, 2012   

 









Section 998 Must Include Statement


Perez v. Torres
(Cal. Ct. of App., 5th Dist.), filed May 24, 2012
 







Only One Prevailing Party 


Frog Creek Partners, LLC v. Vance Brown, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 1st Dist.), filed May 24, 2012   


 








Statute Of Limitations for Malpractice 


Shifren v. Spiro
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed May 24, 2012  

 


 





Access to Postings on Facebook


Juror Number One v. Superior Court
(Cal. Ct. of App., 3d Dist.), filed May 31, 2012  

 








Cannot Argue the Objections Were Improperly Sustained 


Tarle v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
(Cal. ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed May 22, 2012  

 







Appellant Arguing Lack of Evidence Must Recite


Mendoza v. City of West Covina
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed May 8, 2012  

 

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