2018 September

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Articles in this issue:

Being a mentor is a big reason why CAALA is special

CAALA offers a membership program that’s quite a bit different from any other association’s program

Mike Arias

2018 September



How insurers are using HIPAA to shield their conduct from scrutiny

How insurers are using HIPAA to shield their conduct from scrutiny

HIPAA does not prohibit the production of the administrative record to a plaintiff; it in fact requires it

Christian J. Garris

2018 September



Health insurance coverage denial: Medical directors

Health insurance coverage denial: Medical directors

Who they are, what they do and how to deal with them in a bad-faith case

Scott C. Glovsky

2018 September


Insurance coverage in a “me too” world

Insurance coverage in a “me too” world

Finding coverage for sexual molestation or assault often depends on ambiguity in the insurance Policy

Kirk Pasich

2018 September


Current issues in first-party property claims

Current issues in first-party property claims

“Like kind and quality” and other issues when insurers pay for property damage to their insureds’ buildings

Charles Miller

2018 September


“We meant it when we said it”

“We meant it when we said it”

In Liberty Surplus v. Ledesma & Meyer Construction Co., the California Supreme Court reaffirms that an “accident” can be the unintended consequence of the insured’s deliberate acts

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2018 September


Multiple-occurrence policy limits demands

Multiple-occurrence policy limits demands

Recent cases support the use of this technique to maximize insurance coverage

Ryan Vlasak

2018 September


OCTLA Gives Back

Association has raised over $1 million to help Orange County children and families in need

Geraldine Ly

2018 September


How to maximize your client’s recovery in a workers’ compensation credit hearing

Proving employer fault for the injury can offset the WC credit against your recovery – and you can be paid for your work as an expert witness on damages

Eustace de Saint Phalle
Andrew Clay

2018 September


The Hammer Clause is your friend

In professional malpractice cases, utilize the conflict the insurer causes its insured to resolve your case

Greg Stannard

2018 September


All the (courtroom’s) a stage

Discussing [case]Theater for Trial[/case] with David Ball

Cynthia McGuinn
Daniel B. Pleasant

2018 September


Appellate Reports

[case]Troester v. Starbucks Corp.[/case] – The California Supreme Court rejects the use of the de minimus doctrine to allow employers to demand small amounts of uncompensated work for employees

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2018 September


Civility

From a bar-leader lunch to CAALA Vegas, it’s about the need to get along in the name of civil justice

Stuart Zanville

2018 September


There but for the grace of God go you

There but for the grace of God go you

A local plaintiff’s lawyer gets ensnared in a “BEC” scam

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2018 September


Deposing insurance company personnel: lessons learned

Deposing insurance company personnel: lessons learned

Identifying the insurer’s PMK is crucial to your deposition strategy. So is fluidity in testimony, so let them talk

Terry Coleman
Ryan Opgenorth

2018 September

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