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Luttrell v. Island Pacific Supermarkets, Inc.

Luttrell v. Island Pacific Supermarkets, Inc. by Mirth White, Esq.     In an important decision for the defense, on April 8, 2013, the First Appellate District of the Court of Appeal held that reductions to a plaintiff’s past medical expenses made pursuant to Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. (2011) 52 Cal.4th 541, must be […]

Budgetary Cuts Decimate the Los Angeles Superior Court. Are You Ready for the Changes?

Budgetary Cuts Decimate the Los Angeles Superior Court. Are You Ready for the Changes? by Robert A. Crook, Esq.     The most recent state-wide budget cuts have forced drastic cuts to personal injury cases in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, as well as other counties within California. Imminent changes will have meaningful and profound effects […]

California Court of Appeal Continues to Extend the Reach of the Assumption of Risk Doctrine

California Court of Appeal Continues to Extend the Reach of the Assumption of Risk Doctrine by Mark I. Melo, Esq.     On January 28, 2013, the Court of Appeal continued to expand the scope of the “assumption of risk” doctrine in California by ruling that in-home caretakers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease cannot sue their patients or […]

Getting Bumped Around: California Supreme Court Broadens Assumption of the Risk Doctrine

Getting Bumped Around: California Supreme Court Broadens Assumption of the Risk Doctrine by John K. Flock, Esq.     In a recent good common sense ruling, on December 31, 2012, the California Supreme Court explained that the primary assumption of the risk doctrine is not limited to only sporting activities, but applies to a wide variety […]

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