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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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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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