Issue By: Elizabeth I. Stewart Rebecca Osborne v. Todd Farm Service, et. al. Court Of Appeal, Second Appellate District (May 2, 2016) An attorney, as an officer of the court, has the obligation to respect and follow court proceedings and orders. Failure to do so could result in terminating sanctions as California courts possess inherent…

Issue By:  Melanie S. O’Brien Keith Karpinski v. Smitty’s Bar, Inc. Court of Appeal, First Appellate District (April 12, 2016) Code of Civil Procedure § 664.6 provides that the court may enforce a judgment where the parties in litigation have stipulated outside of the court for the settlement of the case. In this case, an issue…

Issue By:  Trevor W. Montgomery Rosemary Morgan, et al. v. Beaumont Police Department, et al. Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (April 4, 2016) Police Departments have historically enjoyed statutory immunity under the vehicle code from any civil lawsuits resulting from injuries sustained during vehicular chases. This case concerns the burden the Police Department must carry…

LBL is currently defending a big box store in an alleged bedbug infestation case.  During the course of litigation, Plaintiff’s counsel cancelled three properly-noticed depositions of his client.  Upon cancelling the third deposition, LBL Monterey shareholder Christine B. Reed and LBL Monterey associate Eric C. Fonferek brought a Motion to Compel Plaintiff’s appearance at deposition,…

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