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The Great Divide: California Appellate Courts Split Over Trust Modification Methods

The First District Court of Appeal recently joined the fray amongst California appellate courts over trust modification methods. The question causing the split: What is the procedure to modify a revocable trust under Probate Code section 15402? Read More
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What is Mediation and Why You Should Care: Pros and Cons

While the pros of mediation usually outweigh the cons, the determination can vary based on the parties' personalities and willingness to negotiate. Still, since mediation is strongly encouraged by the courts, parties should consider it as well. Read More
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7 Rights To Know Before You Protest

You have a First Amendment right to protest. However, the government is allowed to place narrow restrictions on the exercise of your rights. Make sure you’re prepared by brushing up on your rights before heading out into the streets to protest. Read More
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Categories: Uncategorized

Law in the Age of COVID-19: Depose Your Own Witness to Preserve Their Testimony

We all know that the only things you can rely on are “death and taxes” and, unfortunately, during a pandemic the former may hit close to home. As such, the conventional wisdom of not noticing your own witness' deposition may be dangerously wrong… Read More
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Waiving Or Losing A Fraud Claim

Typically, a fraud claim is easy to understand. One partner lied, and the other relied on the lie to her detriment. Yet, sometimes, the parties still have a business relationship after learning of the fraud. Losing or waiving your fraud claim can occ… Read More
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Dealing With "I Don't Recall" In Written Discovery

Attorneys fret when receiving an “I don’t recall” answer in deposition and try to ensure the witness cannot wiggle out of the response at trial.  But what if you receive an “I don’t recall” in a written discovery… Read More
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Categories: Litigation

When Mrs. Doubtfire Won’t Leave

A California family is struggling to evict their now-fired live-in nanny—and tenancy laws are on her side. How to protect against a nightmare scenario in your own home. The houseguest from hell has been immortalized numerous times on film and telev… Read More
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Dogged Pursuit

A handicapped woman’s lawsuit may teach restaurant managers of a Denny’s in Campbell some expensive new tricks. Sitting with her two children at the Denny’s on Bascom Avenue in Campbell, Teresa Oliver knew something was up. Other customers were… Read More
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