California Law

    California underinsured motorist per-accident coverage limits are not expanded to make multiple-insureds whole

    In the course of defending a client, I recently came across a case that was as surprising to counsel for the claimant as it was beneficial to my underinsured motorist insurer. It significantly changed the scope of the settlement .....
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      Court of Appeal Holds Only Paid Medical Bills Relevant

      Recently California’s Second Appellate District, which includes Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties, ruled that a plaintiff is not entitled to introduce evidence of the full amount billed for medical costs to help prove his or her noneconomic damages, past medical expenses, or future medical expenses.
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        California Law: 7 Hour Limit on Depositions

        Effective January 1, 2013, depositions of lay witnesses under the California Code of Civil Procedure must not exceed seven hours.  Luckily, there are exceptions, which are listed below as numbers 1 - 6.
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          Work Product Privilege: Recent Developments in Civil Discovery Law

          One goal of PLSZ Attorneys is to embrace new technology and to seek out recent legal developments. In June, 2012, the California Supreme court decided the case, Coito v. Superior Court, which overruled a long-standing precedent regarding discovery and attorney work product privilege. (2012) 54 Cal.4th 480
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