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The California Supreme Court has ruled that a careless rescue attempt by a "good samaritan" can be the basis for a lawsuit. The shield against liability applies only if medical help is being provided. Opinion filed December 18, 2008.
Posted by The LawLink Team on 12.19.08 in Cases & Codes - State Cases. (CA)
Title 2. Rights and Responsibilities of Members. A must read for all California attorneys.
Posted by Steven Choi on 3.6.08 in Cases & Codes - State Codes. (CA)
This edition includes all new and revised Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) approved by the Judicial Council of California at its meeting of December 7, 2007.
Posted by Steven Choi on 3.5.08 in Cases & Codes. (CA)
The rules in the California Rules of Court are adopted by the Judicial Council of California under the authority of article VI, section 6, of the Constitution of the State of California, unless otherwise indicated. The rules in division 5 of title 8 and in title 9 were adopted by the Supreme Court.
Posted by Steven Choi on 3.5.08 in Cases & Codes. (CA)
The CA Supreme Court holds plaintiff must prove that a public entity negligently created the dangerous condition or that the entity had notice of the dangerous condition for a long enough time to protect against the danger to establish liability for an injury caused by the dangerous condition.
Posted by Steven Choi on 3.1.08 in Cases & Codes - State Cases. (CA)
At issue is whether a prevailing plaintiff who is awarded attorney fees under CCP sec. 1021.5 is also entitled to recover expert witness fees. The CA Supreme Court holds that nothing in Section 1021.5 authorizes the award of expert witness fees.
Posted by Steven Choi on 3.1.08 in Cases & Codes. (CA)
Amended by the Supreme Court of California effective January 1, 2008; previously Amended March 4, 1999, December 13, 2000,December 30, 2002, June 18, 2003, December 22, 2003, January 1, 2005, June 1, 2005, July 1, 2006, and January 1, 2007.
Posted by Steven Choi on 3.1.08 in Cases & Codes - State Codes. (CA)
Current rules as of January 1, 2008. The operative dates of select rule amendments are shown at the end of relevant rules.
Posted by Steven Choi on 3.1.08 in Cases & Codes - State Codes. (CA)