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October 8, 2018

Hurry Up and Slow Down: New Local Rule at Los Angeles Superior Court Formalizes Time Constraints for Peremptory Challenges to Trial Judges.

Personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles Superior Court have twenty to sixty minutes (depending on the judge) after being assigned a judge for... Continue reading

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September 13, 2018

Avoiding Liability for Injuries at Dog Parks is not so Ruff

Public entities are afforded unique immunities under the Government Code, enabling them to avoid liability for common law tort claims. (Govt. Code ยง815 et seq.). These immunities serve as an incentive for entities to provide more public services with a decreased risk of... Continue reading

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August 24, 2018

California Appellate Court rules chemicals added to drinking water does not give rise to an Inverse Condemnation Action in Class Action by consumers.

The Fourth District Appellate Court recently affirmed a ruling in favor of three Water Districts that chemicals added to drinking water do not give rise to an inverse condemnation cause of... Continue reading

Public Works Construction
July 18, 2018

The Impact of California's New Cap on Withholdings in Public Works Project

Public entities, contractors, and subcontractors for years have enjoyed the flexibility California law provided parties to agree to the amounts to be withheld in retention of progress payments in contracts involving public works projects... Continue reading


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