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March 30, 2022

'San Diegans for Open Government' and No Safe Harbor

Traditionally, Californian litigants who bring frivolous or unnecessarily delaying actions can be sanctioned, but they had a “safe harbor” through Civil Code § 128.7(c)(1). This provision requires a party moving for sanctions under section 128.7 to... Continue reading

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September 09, 2021

Are Individual Privacy Rights to Medical Information Protected From the Reach of Big Pharma? (Hint: In California, the Answer Is Yes!)

On June 15, 2021, the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One of the State of California issued an opinion in the consolidated cases of... Continue reading

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June 01, 2021

Appellate Court Rules Governor Newsom’s Mail-in Voting Orders Under the Emergency Services Act Were Not an Unconstitutional Delegation of Legislative Power

On May 8, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order No. N-64-20 which required that all California voters be provided with vote-by-mail ballots. The Order acknowledged... Continue reading

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September 17, 2019

Do Due Diligence: Property Purchaser Inadvertently Releases Negligence and Breach of Contract Claims

Failure to exercise due diligence often leads to liability. Surprisingly, in SI 59 LLC v. Variel Warner Ventures, LLC (2018) 29 Cal.App.5th 146, carelessness released a party from liability... Continue reading



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