New Case Regarding Attorneys and Settlement, September 2021

Uncategorized Sep 16, 2021

Here is a free sample of a new case summary that is in the current issue of California Case Summaries Monthly.

California Courts of Appeal

Attorneys

Amjadi v. Brown (2021) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2021 WL 3855831: The Court of Appeal reversed the trial court's judgment of dismissal entered after plaintiff's attorney agreed to a settlement for $150,000 with defendant over plaintiff's objection, and the trial court's later order denying plaintiff's motion to vacate the judgment in her action for personal injuries arising from from a car accident. The settlement was entered by plaintiff's attorney pursuant to a provision in the attorney's contingent fee agreement, which allegedly granted the attorney the right to accept settlement offers on the client's behalf in the attorney's "sole discretion," so long as the attorney believed in good faith that the settlement offer was reasonable and in the client's best interest. The Court of Appeal concluded that such a provision violates the...

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New Labor Law Case, August 16, 2021

Uncategorized Aug 20, 2021

Here is a free sample of a new case summary that will be published in next month's issue of California Case Summaries Monthly.

California Supreme Court

Labor

Busker v. Wabtec (2021) _ Cal.5th _ , 2021 WL 3612126: The California Supreme Court,  responding to a request from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to decide a question of state law, ruled that publicly funded work on rolling stock, such as train cars, does not fall under the statutory definition of "public works" in Labor Code section 1720 et seq. and therefore prevailing wages are not required to be paid to workers performing this work. It also ruled that the onboard installation labor was not transformed into "public work" merely because the railcar and locomotive components would be operated together with the "public work" towers built on land next to the tracks. (August 16, 2021.)

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California Case Summaries Monthly™, July 2021

Uncategorized Aug 06, 2021

I've recently published the newest issue of California Case Summaries Monthly™, with my short summaries (one paragraph), organized by legal topic, of the 45 new civil and family law cases published by California courts in July 2021. The subscription costs only $50 per attorney per month. Discounted multi-user subscriptions are also available for law firms. Our subscribers look smart, save time and money, and get better results to grow their law practices. To subscribe, click here.

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California Case Summaries Annual 2020™ And Other New Issues

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California Case Summaries Annual 2020™ was published in early January 2021 with our short summaries (one paragraph), organized by legal topic, of the 540 new civil and family law cases published by California courts in 2020. To subscribe, click here.

We published California Case Summaries Quarterly 2020 Q4™ in early January 2021 with our summaries of every new civil and family law case published by California courts in 2020 Q4. To subscribe, 
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In early February, 2021, we published California Case Summaries Monthly™ with our summaries of every new civil and family law case published by California courts in January 2021. To subscribe, 
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New Civil Case, November 2020

Uncategorized Dec 09, 2020

37 New civil and family law cases were published by California Courts in November 2020. Keeping current with the new published case law helps me get the best possible results for my mediation, arbitration and reference clients, as well as my law clients. 

I provide short summaries, organized by legal topics, of every new published civil and family law case in my online publication California Case Summaries Monthly™. It costs only $50 per attorney per month, and I also offer law firms discounted multi-user issues. To subscribe, click here.

Below is a sample of one of the case summaries in the newest issue of California Case Summaries Monthly.

Arbitration

Coughenour v. Del Taco (2020) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2020 WL 6817570: The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's order denying defendant's motion to compel arbitration in plaintiff's action alleging sexual harassment, wage and hour claims under the Labor Code, and other claims under the Fair Employment and...

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