Issue By:  David L. Blinn Anna Uspenskaya v. Clare Meline Court of Appeal, Third District (October 28, 2015) Editor’s note: This case and the topic of recoverability of medical specials will be discussed by attorney Laura Flynn at our upcoming Sacramento seminar on November 12th. Please visit our seminar page to learn more. Howell v. Hamilton Meats…

Issue By:  Eric C. Fonferek The Regents of the University of California, et al. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County Katherine Rosen, Real Party in Interest Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (October 7, 2015) The issue in this case is whether a college or university owes a duty of care to a student…

We’re proud to announce our upcoming Sacramento Seminar & Webinar! This event will be held on November 12th, 1:00 to 4:30 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West. The seminar will feature our expert attorneys speaking on up-to-date topics, including California Case Law, Coverage issues, and California Legislation. Please visit our event page for more details and…

Issue By: Leeh A. DiBello Timothy Grace, et al. v. Levik Mansourian, et al. Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (September 15, 2015) The main purpose of a request for admissions is to eliminate issues by compelling admissions of things that cannot reasonably be controverted.  Failure to have a reasonable basis to deny such requests…

Issue By:  David L. Blinn 21st  Century Insurance Co. v. The Superior Court of San Bernardino County Court of Appeal, Fourth District (September 10, 2015) Typically, where an insurer is defending an action, it is not bound by any independent stipulated settlement or judgment without trial reached between the plaintiff and its insured.  This case considered…

Issue By:  James F. Regan Construction Defect – Pre-Litigation Procedures of the “Right to Repair Act” McMillin Albany LLC, et al. v. The Superior Court of Kern County California Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District (August 26, 2015) Civil Code section 896 (§ 896) is part of a statutory scheme commonly referred to as the Right…

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