Cindy Rubi has performed paralegal duties for attorney Steven M. Fink in his employment and civil litigation practice since 1997. She also oversees his accounts receivables and accounts payables.
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In Swift v. Superior Court (2009) 172 Cal.App.4th 878, we won a published reversal of the trial court’s order striking the tenant plaintiffs’ peremptory disqualification of the judge as untimely. The Court of Appeal held that the tenants’ disqualification of the trial judge was timely, even though that judge had presided over earlier discovery motions, since such motions do not involve the determination of fact issues as to the merits of the case.
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…
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…