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The Tortfeasor’s Policy Was Primary
GuideOne Mutual Insurance Company v. Utica National Insurance Group
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed February 28, 2013

CHP Had No Duty To Injured Bus Passengers
Greyhound Lines, Inc. v. Department of the California Highway Patrol
(Cal. Ct. of App., 5th Dist.), filed January 23, 2013

Pregnant Employees Are Entitled To Take Leave
Sanchez v. Swissport, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed February 21, 2013

Injury In Hospital Not Necessarily Professional Services
Flores v. Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
(Cal. Ct. of App., 2d Dist.), filed February 27, 2013

Equity Requires Clean Hands
Aguayo v. Amaro
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed January 13, 2013

Online Retailers May Collect Personal Information
Apple, Inc. v. Superior Court
(Cal. Sup. Ct.), filed February 4, 2013



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A Fired Employee Was Not Entitled To Damages

Harris v. City of Santa Monica
(Cal. Sup. Ct.), filed February 7, 2013


Attorney’s Fees Were Properly Awarded

Cates v. Chiang 
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed February 7, 2013

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Reichert v. State Farm General Insurance Company
(Cal. Ct. of App., 4th Dist.), filed December 28, 2012 

Employee's Termination Was Not Wrongful
McGrory v. Applied Signal Technology, Inc.
(Cal. Ct. of App., 6th Dist.), filed January 24, 2013 

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