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The most important court decisions of the month
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A Social Host Who Charged Admission Was Liable For Drunk Driving Accident
 
Ennabe v. Manosa
(Cal. Sup. Ct.), filed February 24, 2014









 


Attorney’s Fees Were Properly Awarded In Meritless FEHA Action
 
Robert v. Stanford University
(Cal. Ct. of App., 6th Dist.), filed February 25, 2014









Rental Property Owner Could Be Liable For A Drowning
 
Johnson v. Prasad
(Cal. Ct. of App., 3d Dist.), filed February 25, 2014









 


A Staffing Company Is Not Liable For Conduct Of Its Employee
 
Montague v. AMN Healthcare, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed February 21, 2014









 


Documents Sought In Discovery Were Relevant
 
Dodd v. Cruz
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed February 5, 2014







 

 

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OTHER CASES OF INTEREST:

A Medical Malpractice Action Was Not Untimely


Maher v. County of Alameda
(Cal. Ct. of App., 1st Dist.), filed February 18, 2014

 

 




Damages Were Not Foreseeable


Ash v. North American Title Company
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed February 18, 2014



 

 



 

A Corporation Was Not Properly Served


Ramos v. Homeward Residential, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed February 20, 2014

 

 




A Fee Award Was Improper


Concepcion v. Amscan Holdings, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed February 18, 2014



 

 


 

HMOs Cannot Delegate To Unstable IPAs


Centinela Freeman Emergency Medical Associates v. Health Net of California
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed February 19, 2014

 

 




There Should Have Been A Special Verdict


Vollaro v. Lispi
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed February 26, 2014



 

 



 

Surfing The Internet Is Permissible


People v. Spriggs
(Cal. Ct. of App., 5th Dist.), filed February 27, 2014

 

 


 

Freedom Of Speech Exists In Schools - To A Certain Extent


Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District
(9th Cir. Ct. Apps.), filed February 27, 2014

 

 



 

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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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Principal Lance LaBelle in "The Rights and Responsibilities Under Cumis (Civil Code Sec.2860)"
March 26, 2014
Orange County Bar Association


Managing Partner Craig Simon and Senior Paralegal Sue Muncey Speak on “Case Management Orders in Complex Litigation”
April 26, 2014
2014 Wildland Fire Litigation Conference


Principal Lance LaBelle in ‘Mediation as Music’ for the Orange County Bar Association
July 24, 2014
OCBA ADR Section Meeting





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March 20, 2014


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February 14, 2014
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Eight Berger Kahn Attorneys Named to the List of Super Lawyers With Top Honors in the Lists of “Southern California Top 100” and “Orange County Top 50”
January 17, 2014
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Managing Partner Craig Simon Admitted to State Bar of Texas
January 17, 2014


Where’s Amato: Berger Kahn Partner Highlighted for Unique Travel in San Diego Lawyer Magazine
January 8, 2014
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Doctor Takes Plea Deal – Three Families Represented by Berger Kahn Partner
December 27, 2013
Santa Barbara News Press


Partner Rich Collins Helps Patient Sue for Medical Malpractice in Opioid Overprescription Case in Santa Barbara
December 23, 2013
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Managing Partner Craig Simon Presents at 2013 National Association of Subrogration Professionals Annual Convention
November 4, 2013
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Favorable Result by Principal Sherman Spitz Led to Recent Appeal Victory
October 2, 2013







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