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Articles in this issue:

Cold doesn’t have a color

The extraordinary story of one OCTLA member

Douglas Vanderpool

2022 March


Insurance reform is CAOC legislative priority for 2022

Raising minimum insurance limits and ending the stacking of UIM benefits

Nancy Peverini

2022 March


Big progress on ending forced arbitration

Senate Bill S.2342 wins bipartisan support, Biden expected to sign

Linda A. Lipsen

2022 March


Appellate Reports

Cal Supreme Court addresses whistleblowing and consequent adverse employment actions; also, Court looks at extortion by settlement demand under Flatley v. Mauro

Jeffrey I. Ehrlich

2022 March


If a picture is worth a thousand words, a surveillance video is priceless

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a surveillance video is priceless

Obtaining surveillance videos of premises-liability incidents

Megan E. Klein

2022 March


The buck stops here!

The buck stops here!

Understanding a landowner’s nondelegable duty as distinguished from that of a tenant or maintenance company

Gene Sullivan

2022 March


Take me out to the ballgame

Take me out to the ballgame

Sports-venue liability for spectator injuries – from lacrosse to baseball to track and field

Sanford Gage

2022 March


An update on the <em>Privette</em> Doctrine

An update on the Privette Doctrine

Analyzing two recent California Supreme Court cases on this doctrine at the intersection of Workers’ Comp vs. third-party liability

Emily Ruby
Gissela Arrincon-Tepeli

2022 March


Trees: A primer on how to beat the “Act of God” defense

Trees: A primer on how to beat the “Act of God” defense

How to overcome the “Act of God” defense when storms topple trees

Ivan Puchalt

2022 March


Common issues and defenses in premises-liability cases

A look at common defenses and the difficulties of making a case for spoliation of evidence

Mauro Fiore

2022 March


Does MICRA apply to that fall in the doctor’s office?

Does MICRA apply to that fall in the doctor’s office?

Flores and its progeny and their impact on whether MICRA controls your case or it proceeds as a premises-liability action

Benjamin Ikuta

2022 March


Securing success in sidewalk suits

Securing success in sidewalk suits

Using a government entity’s own inspection and reporting systems to establish notice of the dangerous condition

Casey Hultin

2022 March


Admitting subsequent repairs into evidence

Admitting subsequent repairs into evidence

Understanding and combating the subsequent-remedial-measures-evidence exclusion in a premises case

Jonathan Seber
Jim Bulger

2022 March


Don’t trip over these common premises-liability defenses

Don’t trip over these common premises-liability defenses

How to overcome “open and obvious” and “trivial defect” on motions and at trial

Dan Kramer
Teresa Johnson
Brandon Salumbides

2022 March


Needle in the haystack

Needle in the haystack

Unearthing constructive notice in your premises-liability case

Ashley Laiken

2022 March

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