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Category: Civil Litigation

What Do I Do If Defendant in Case Has Died?

When a Defendant dies prior to, or during litigation, it substantially affects the procedures a Plaintiff must utilize to satisfy its claim. Whether the Defendant dies before litigation, during litigation, or after a judgment has been entered, the procedures of California’s Probate Code must be followed. Proceeding Against a Dead Party’s Estate When a Defendant dies […]

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Top-Rated Trial Lawyers Southern California

It is estimated that more than 90% of legal claims never make it to trial. There are plenty of reasons why cases are never heard before a jury. Most often, a settlement between parties can be reached through negotiation. In other cases, legal disputes are resolved through alternate dispute resolution including mediation or arbitration. Other […]

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Top Business Lawyers Orange County

Whether you’re a startup, small business owner, or employ thousands in Orange County, chances are at some point you’re going to need the counsel of top business lawyers in Orange County. Some of the world’s largest companies call Orange County, CA home, while thousands of additional businesses are also headquartered in our neck of the […]

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Civil Jury Trial Protocols – Orange County Superior Court

Orange County Superior Court opened for in-person Civil jury trails September 1, 2020. The Court has adopted the following safety protocols. Answering ready for trial Trial calls are remotely conducted Cases will answer ready for trial pursuant to the Process to Commence Civil Jury Trial published on August 20, 2020 There are limited number of […]

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What are Some Common Types of Complex Commercial Litigation?

Commercial litigation is broadly defined to encompass all legal disputes involving commercial entities and arising out of state and federal corporate law. There are myriad laws regulating businesses in the state of California. If your company is accused of failure to fulfill an obligation or breach of legal duty, you can find yourself being sued. […]

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How to Keep Judgment Creditors From Collecting During Appeal

Staying Enforcement of a Judgment Pending Appeal How to Keep Judgment Creditors From Collecting During Appeal. Generally, the perfecting of an appeal stays proceedings in the trial court including proceedings to enforce the judgment or order. This general rule, however, is subject to numerous exceptions, most importantly those concerning money judgments. Money Judgments Enforcement of […]

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Can A Court Judgment Be Set Aside or Voided?

Was a Judgment Improperly Entered Against You?  Make a Motion to Set it Aside Immediately! California Courts grant judgments in favor of plaintiffs and defendants every single day.  However, often times, errors are made and improper judgments are granted.  There are many different situations in which improper judgments may arise.   For example, a court that […]

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Cause of Non Performance In Force Majeure Contract Disputes

A force majeure clause in a contract may excuse a party’s performance if there is an unpreventable occurrence that disrupts contract performance. The COVID-19 pandemic may be such an occurrence as well as many of COVID-19’s affects. For any of these events to trigger force majeure, however, they must be the actual cause of non-performance. […]

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Pursuing and Defending COVID-19 Claims and Lawsuits

With the COVID-19 outbreak spreading across the globe and causing untold health and economic damage prompting legal action by businesses, consumers, workers, homeowners and many others.  These so-called “coronavirus lawsuits” will come in all shapes and sizes.  Some legitimate, some frivolous.  From breach of contract claims to commercial frustration to employment and wrongful termination cases, […]

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The Judicial Council of California Issues Emergency Court Rules due to the COVID-19

The Judicial Council of California – Judicial Branch Administration Issues Emergency Rules in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Due to the immediate and ongoing impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on California’s judicial branch, and at the request of Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chair of the Judicial Council, the chairs of the Judicial Council’s […]

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