2020 December

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Articles in this issue:
For round three, come out swinging

For round three, come out swinging

Demurrers can be a two-way street. A demurrer to the answer is an early option for narrowing the pleadings and setting a tone for all that follows

Robert Travis

2020 December


Defense medical exams in brain-injury cases

Use motion practice to stop defense experts from abusing the MMPI2 and other testing in brain-injury cases

Alan Van Gelder

2020 December


Making good choices

Making good choices

Understanding the consequences your litigation strategy has on an appeal; the doctrines of waiver, forfeiture, estoppel or invited error

Alyssa K. Schabloski

2020 December


Demystifying California civil writs

Writ relief is extraordinary and completely discretionary; most petitions are denied. Here are the basics for trial lawyers

Janet Gusdorff

2020 December


Profile: Dan Wilcoxen

Profile: Dan Wilcoxen

Hard work, honesty and a little luck have been the pillars of success for 48-year veteran of the bar

Stephen Ellison

2020 December


Catching rabbits

Catching rabbits

Attacking affirmative defenses and denials to put the burden of proof on the defense

Laurel Halbany

2020 December


Non-attorneys practicing law: An about-face with no rational basis

The due-process implications of non-lawyer representation and fee sharing in California

Olivier Taillieu
Jennifer R. Bagosy

2020 December


Get paid! Squeeze the risk of the empty judgment

Get paid! Squeeze the risk of the empty judgment

You won the judgment but now there’s the matter of defendant’s protected assets. Follow the yellow brick road

David Cook

2020 December


Pre-party

Settlement efforts before filing suit are worth the effort

Miles B. Cooper

2020 December

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