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2033 North Main Street
Suite 800
Walnut Creek, CA 94596, United States
Phone: 925.930.6600
Fax: 925.930.6620
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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  • California
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Seven Hours And Counting: The Impact Of CA’s New Deposition Rules - Archer Norris Helps to Secure Key Protections for Clients with Complex and Employment Litigation

New rules governing oral depositions in civil cases in California take effect in the new year as a result of the recent passage of AB 1875. The new legislation generally sets a maximum limit of seven hours of total testimony per…more

Depositions

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A Roundtable Discussion: What Young Lawyers Need to Do Now

For young lawyers, today is the best of times. The legal industry is more exciting and dynamic than ever, with technology bringing about rapid change in the practice of law as well as new opportunities. In other ways, these are…more

Law Firm Associates, Professional Development, Young Lawyers

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Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership

Parties (typically plaintiffs) may request the appointment of a receiver in cases involving disputes over corporate assets or interests in real estate. But the appointment of a receiver may have unexpected consequences for the…more

Appeals, Court-Appointed Receivers, Receiver's Fees, Receivership

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New Indemnity Law for Design Professionals

CALIFORNIA – On April 28, 2017, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 496 (Cannella). The Bill, which is now codified in California Civil Code §2782.8, amended the statute to provide greater protection for design…more

Amended Legislation, Construction Industry, Contract Terms, Design Professionals, Indemnification Clauses

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Trial Puts The Brakes On Admitted Liability Case

Any day you get served with a lawsuit is not a good day for your business. By taking immediate action and an active defense role, we increase our clients’ chances of achieving the best possible outcome, as the following case…more

Admissions of Liability, Bodily Injury, Car Accident, Trials

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Focused on California - January 2013

In this issue: -Changes to Mobilehome Residency Law effective Jan. 1, 2013 -Civil Code Amendments Pertaining To Non Homeowners In Mobilehome Parks -Changes To The Public Utilities Code -Changes To The…more

Employee Housing, Landlords, Leases, Mobile Homes, Tenants

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Proposed Amendments Regarding Proposition 65 Settlements

This is Archer Norris attorney Peter W. McGaw’s comment letter to the Attorney General on the proposed amendments to the Title 11, Division 4 regulations regarding settlement of Proposition 65 cases. Please see full Letter…more

Proposed Amendments, Proposition 65, Public Policy, Settlement

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Calaveras County Leads The Way Into Greener Territory

Calaveras County is a beautiful gem tucked away amongst the Giant Sequoia trees in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It sits between the vibrant Mokelumne and Stanislaus rivers, and as a historic part of…more

Applications, Decriminalization of Marijuana, Dispensaries, Healthcare, Licensing Rules

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Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.

In Dhillon v. John Muir Health, 2017 Cal. LEXIS 3649, the Supreme Court of California shed some light on the resolution of the long-standing conflict concerning the appealability of a trial court’s order on a petition for writ…more

Administrative Proceedings, CA Supreme Court, Health Care Providers, Mandamus Petitions, Work Suspensions

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Tax and Estate Planning Newsletter - Winter 2015

Dear Clients and Colleagues: The holiday season brings thoughts of the New Year, with reflections on recent changes and resolutions for the future. During this season of reflection and planning, consider the effect of…more

Advance Directives, Beneficiaries, Divorce, Estate Planning, Probate

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USPTO offers a new tool for responding to Final Office Actions – Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program

On July 11, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) introduced a new program, the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program, for responding to a Final office action rejection in a patent application. The goal of…more

Final Action, Patent Applications, Patents, Request for Continued Examination, USPTO

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USPTO offers a new tool for responding to Final Office Actions – Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program

On July 11, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) introduced a new program, the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program, for responding to a Final office action rejection in a patent application. The goal of…more

Final Action, Patent Applications, Patents, Request for Continued Examination, USPTO

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California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute Untangled

On August 1 the California Supreme Court finally resolved a split of authority among California’s appellate courts over operation of the anti-SLAPP statute, Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, in the mixed cause of action…more

Anti-SLAPP, Appeals, CA Supreme Court, First Amendment, Free Speech

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