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Insureds Have Joint And Several Liability

Axis Surplus Insurance Company v. Reinoso

(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed June 26, 2012

Real Estate Agreement Means What It Says 

Cullen v. Corwin

(Cal. Ct. of App., 3d Dist.), filed June 7, 2012 

State Not Liable For Failing To Light Roadways 

Mixon v. State Pacific Gas & Electric

(Cal. Ct. of App., 1st Dist.), filed May 29, 2012

Spouse Seeking Damages For Loss Of Consortium

Vanhooser v. Superior Court
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed June 1, 2012

Protection Under Workers Compensation Law

Brannan v. Lathrop Construction Associates, Inc

(Cal. Ct. of App., 1st Dist.), filed June 12, 2012


Duties of Real Estate Brokerage's Designated Officer Run To Corporation

Sandler v. Sanchez

(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed June 18, 2012

Witness Interview Recorded Verbatim Constitutes Qualified Work

Coito v. Superior Court

(Cal. Sup. Ct.), filed June 25, 2012



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Employee's Refusal To Sign Memo

Paratransit, Ind. v. Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board
(Cal. Ct. of App., 3rd Dist.), filed June 15, 2012  


In An Action For "Waste"

Fiat v. New Faze Development, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 3rd Dist.), filed June 27, 2012  


In Shooting An Intruder

Burton v. Sanner
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed June 21, 2012  


Online Filing Can Satisfy Requirements Of Verified Complaint

Rickards v. United Parcel Service, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2nd Dist.), filed June 19, 2012  



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