2020 March

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Articles in this issue:
Litigating a Federal Tort Claims Act case

Litigating a Federal Tort Claims Act case

When it applies, how to file your claim, and litigation strategies

Brian Panish
Ian Samson

2020 March


Interlocutory appeals in police excessive-force cases

Interlocutory appeals in police excessive-force cases

Federal interlocutory appeals of summary judgment brought based upon the qualified-immunity defense

Cynthia Goodman
Joseph Finnerty

2020 March


Best practices in federal court

Sixteen things plaintiffs’ attorneys need to know when they find themselves in federal court

Christine J. Gonong

2020 March


Avoiding removal and obtaining remand

Keeping it in state court: An overview of removal jurisdiction

Robert Fisher
Kiley Grombacher

2020 March


Using the Rule 26 conference to start your discovery

Using the Rule 26 conference to start your discovery

How to start your federal case discovery as quickly as possible by countering the defense attempt to delay it

Jeff Westerman

2020 March


Federal Tort Claims Act and independent contractors

Federal Tort Claims Act and independent contractors

A closer look at the independent contractor and discretionary function rules

Kenneth M Stern

2020 March


So, you want to be a federal practitioner?

So, you want to be a federal practitioner?

Learning how to navigate the federal discovery process is the single most important part of handling a federal case

Denisse O. Gastélum

2020 March


“Course and scope”: What the adjuster won’t tell you

“Course and scope”: What the adjuster won’t tell you

Asking the right questions after an accident to learn whether a driver was acting within the course and scope of employment

Kevin Crockett

2020 March


Consenting to magistrate judges in federal civil actions

Consenting to magistrate judges in federal civil actions

Magistrate judges regularly preside over tort, injury, and employment actions, whether removed from state court or involving a federal defendant

Michael R. Wilner

2020 March


To be continued…

Combating motions for summary judgment using CCP section 437c(h)

Laurel Halbany
Ted W. Pelletier

2020 March


Appellate Reports

Court sees triable issue of fact as to “intolerable conditions” in constructive-termination case brought by gay CHP officer

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2020 March


Legislative program for 2020 to be launched in Sacramento

Low auto insurance limits, court reporter issues and lack of uniformity in local court rules on the agenda

Nancy Peverini

2020 March



Impeachment trial

Ominous results for believers in the importance of trial by jury

Stuart Zanville

2020 March


Come celebrate with OCTLA

Justice Day in Sacramento April 27 and the annual Palm Springs Seminar May 1

Jonathan Dwork

2020 March


Are you getting the most out of your CAALA membership?

A look at some of the notable benefits including List serve, document bank and the Plaintiff Trial Academy

Jeffrey A. Rudman

2020 March

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