2021 April

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Articles in this issue:
Arguing non-economic damages in a wrongful-death case

Arguing non-economic damages in a wrongful-death case

To achieve maximum non-economic damages, we must find and tell extraordinary stories

Brian Panish
Patrick Gunning

2021 April


Wrongful death – standing, pleadings and related considerations

Wrongful death – standing, pleadings and related considerations

Determining standing, which causes of action to include, drafting the pleadings, and collecting the right evidence to prove our case

Tal Rubin

2021 April


Here comes the sun…

But the annual Palm Springs convention is still virtual

Cynthia Craig

2021 April


CAOC announces 2021 legislative priorities

Making courts more efficient in this pandemic is priority one!

Nancy Peverini

2021 April


AAJ provides advocacy on ending qualified immunity

A snapshot of qualified immunity and other urgent advocacy issues we’re working on

Linda A. Lipsen

2021 April


January 6 U.S. Capitol riots

The facts reveal an unexpected truth

Stuart Zanville

2021 April


Appellate Reports

Court of Appeal rejects CACI 2334 formulation of what constitutes a bad-faith failure to settle

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2021 April



Absent a special relationship between plaintiff and defendant, was there a “negligent undertaking”?

Negligent undertakings can establish a duty of care and avoid critical affirmative defenses

Nadine Ninva Khedry

2021 April


Addressing Medicare liens in wrongful-death cases

Keep CMS from eating up your wrongful-death settlement by steering clear of medical expense claims

John Rice

2021 April


The case for mediating wrongful-death actions

The case for mediating wrongful-death actions

Why mediation can make more sense in wrongful-death cases, and how to best prepare your clients

Elizabeth R. Feffer

2021 April


A death at sea

A death at sea

An introduction to maritime law and The Death on The High Seas Act

Aksana Coone

2021 April


Supporting the non-economic damages claim in a wrongful-death case

Supporting the non-economic damages claim in a wrongful-death case

Testimony of decedent’s family and friends is crucial in establishing non-economic damages

Elizabeth A. Hernandez

2021 April


The unique inequity of Privette and its progeny in wrongful-death cases

A new take on challenging Privette and securing its reversal by the California Supreme Court

Janet R. Gusdorff
David H. Greenberg
Emily Ruby

2021 April


Alcohol toxicology for civil lawyers

Alcohol toxicology for civil lawyers

Don’t let a hospital’s faulty blood-alcohol test devalue your case due to contributory negligence (your guy was drunk!)

Okorie Okorocha

2021 April


Conflict issues in wrongful-death actions

Conflict issues in wrongful-death actions

When multiple heirs are joined in a wrongful-death action due to the “single action rule,” the potential for conflict can be high

Paul A. Traina
Ian Samson
Rahul Ravipudi

2021 April


Google Law, PC

The State Bar plans to bring non-lawyers into the practice of law. It’s time for you to become involved

Genie Harrison

2021 April

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