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Law Or Ordinance Exclusion Bars Coverage
Reichert v. State Farm General Insurance Company
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed December 28, 2012








Primary Assumption Of Risk Doctrine Extended 

Nalwa v. Cedar Fair, L.P.
(Cal. Sup. Ct.), filed December 31, 2012









Primary Assumption Of The Risk Applied to Alzheimer's Caregivers 

Gregory v. Cott
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed January 28, 2013








A Legal Malpractice Action Was Maliciously Prosecuted 

Silas v. Arden
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed December 31, 2012








Insurer Not Liable For All Defense Fees 

National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA v. Seagate Technology, Inc.
(U.S.D.C., N.D. CA.), filed January 25, 2013, published January 25, 2013








Employee's Termination Was Not Wrongful 

McGrory v. Applied Signal Technology, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 6th Dist.), filed January 24, 2013








Doctor's Misconduct Not Necessarily Professional Services

So v. Shin
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed January 3, 2013








Bystander Could Not Recover For NIED

Fortman v. Förvaltningsbolaget Insulan AB
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed January 10, 2013








A Settlement Offer Was Reasonable

Whatley-Miller v. Cooper
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed January 15, 2012








A Release Released Everyone

Rodriguez v. Oto
(Cal. Ct. of App., 6th Dist.), filed January 15, 2013

 





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Declarations Must Be Detailed

Aber v. Comstock
(Cal. Ct. of App., 1st Dist.), filed December 18, 2012
 
 









 

Documents Were Privileged

Bank of America, N.A. v. Superior Court
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed January 15, 2013
 
 





 

Parol Evidence Is Admissible When There Is Fraud

Riversland Cold Storage, Inc. v. Fresno-Madera Production Credit Association
(Cal. Sup. Ct.), filed January 14, 2013




 

Treble Damages Were Recoverable

Bell v. Feibush
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed January 15, 2013
 







 
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March 26, 2013

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American Conference Institute
April 30, 2013

Philadelphia, PA



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July 22, 2013

Newport Beach, CA 

 




 

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(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed December 6, 2012

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