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Appellate Court Notes

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Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19589 - Velecela v. All Habitat Services, LLC - SC19589 Concurrence - Velecela v. All Habitat Services, LLC - Claim for negligent infliction of bystander emotion...more

Appellate Court Notes

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Appellate Court Advance Release Opinions: AC37813 - Santarsiero v. Planning & Zoning Commission - A planning and zoning commission (PZC) was entitled to use its discretion in waiving a landscape buffer requirement...more

Appellate Court Notes

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Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19233, SC19234 - State v. Wright - SC19233, SC19234 Concurrence - State v. Wright - SC19382 - State v. Anthony D. - SC19382 Dissent - State v. Anthony D....more

Appellate Court Notes

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Appellate Court Advance Release Opinions: Released after 11:30 a.m. AC36320 - Valencis v. Nyberg - This decision upheld the granting of a PJR for ~ $1.5 million in favor of the plaintiff property owner when the...more

Appellate Court Notes

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Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19203 - Tilcon Connecticut, Inc. v. Commissioner of Environmental Protection - Applicant sought a water diversion permit for some of its quarries for water used in its rock...more

Appellate Court Notes

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- AC36342 - Budrawich v. Budrawich Post-dissolution motion to modify child support denial was upheld by the Appellate Court due to lack of substantial change in circumstances, when ex-husband’s increased income was not...more

Bus Driver’s Aneurysm Found Compensable

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The South Carolina Court of Appeals issued an opinion on February 18, 2015, wherein it found a bus driver’s death due to an aneurysm compensable and the driver’s common-law wife entitled to benefits. ...more

Appellate Court Notes

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SC18942, SC18993, SC18994 - Perry v. Perry - Attorney appointed for a minor child cannot appeal the trial court’s award of only a portion of her fees w/o trial court permission. But that same attorney has personal...more

Appellate Court Notes - Week of March 19

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AC35167 - Perugini v. Giuliano: Pro se husband sued his ex-wife’s lawyers claiming violation of the RPC and intentional infliction of emotional distress for failure to disclose the attorney’s past representation of the...more

First Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Parental Child Abduction Case on ADA Preemption Grounds

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In a significant decision for the airline industry, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the district court's summary judgment dismissal of common law tort claims against an airline arising out of a...more

To Sue or Not to Sue

by Edward Amaral on

It is not always easy to make a decision when it comes to filing a lawsuit against a debtor. Before one can choose whether or not to sue, they should know whether the debtor has sufficient assets to secure payment or if the...more

Legal Byte: Attorney Vacations & the Court’s Calendar

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You need a vacation, but, other counsel is being difficult. What is the law? ...more

10 Annoying Attorney Traits

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10 bad habits of attorneys...more

Langarica v. County of Los Angeles

Appellate OpinionCalifornia

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After hospital staff got into a dispute with Appellant, Antonio Langarica, the hospital defendants convinced the social worker defendants that Antonio had a bad attitude and needed to be brought into line. They then worked...more

Legal Byte: Objecting to your own discovery responses?

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Legal Byte: Objecting to your own discovery responses? Can a person, after he/she has provided responses to discovery under oath, object to his/her own responses as vague and ambiguous? ...more

Why and When to Conduct an Asset Search

by Edward Amaral on

Asset Search services are one of those areas that most people know little about until they need them. For example, personal injury attorneys have conducted asset searches to satisfy their due diligence in finding a...more

Legal Byte: If you don’t raise an argument in the trial court, are you barred from raising it on appeal?

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Legal Byte: If a trial lawyers does not raise all possible arguments on every issue in the trial court, are they barred on appeal as a matter of law? Maybe, maybe not. ...more

Weekly Law Resume - May 24, 2012: CCP Section 998 Offer To Compromise – Jointly To Spouses

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Farag v. ArvinMeritor, Inc. Court of Appeal, Third District (April 24, 2012) Statutory settlement offers pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure Section 998 can be an important settlement tool, and a method to...more

Testifying On The Witness Stand

by Gary Johnson on

Ever wonder what to tell your client when they are going to be on the witness stand? This may help. ...more

Divorce In Tennessee - A Start

by Jason Barnette on

A summary of what to expect during divorce in Tennessee at the initial steps....more

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