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The Appellate Court has Issued its Opinion, Now What?

This post is the fourth in an ongoing series explaining the process of a civil appeal. Prior posts described filing of a notice of appeal, filing the record on appeal and filing appellate briefs with the Court of Appeal. After…more

| Civil Procedure

Ninth Circuit Issues First Amendment Ruling in Court Filings Access Case

On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit issued an important opinion concerning the First Amendment in Courthouse News Service v. Michael Planet (Apr. 8, 2014 11-57187). Courthouse News Service (“CNS”) had filed the lawsuit against the…more

| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law

The Appellate Record is Complete, Now What?

After a notice of appeal is filed with the trial court and the record on appeal is filed with the Court of Appeal, the parties submit briefs to the Court of Appeal and participate in oral argument. This post is the third in a…more

| Civil Procedure

I Filed a Notice of Appeal, Now What?

The process of pursuing a civil appeal in California can be a bit of a mystery for the first time litigant or trial lawyer unfamiliar with appeals. This post is the second in a series on explaining the process of a civil…more

| Civil Procedure

Litigating the Malicious Prosecution Case

Powerpoint Presentation by Jeffrey Lewis on tips for litigating Malicious Prosecution actions in California…more

| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, Business Torts

I Hired an Appellate Specialist, Now What?

The process of pursuing a civil appeal in California can be a bit of a mystery for the first time litigant or trial lawyer. This post is the first in a series on explaining the process of a civil appeal. The first and most…more

| Civil Procedure

Four Things Every Trial Lawyer Should Know About Civil Writs

This post is the sixth in an ongoing series about maximizing a party’s chances of prevailing on appeal. A frequently asked question by trial lawyers is whether and when to seek review of a trial court order by way of a petition…more

| Civil Procedure

Ninth Circuit extends First Amendment protection to bloggers

Today the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Obsidian Finance Group v. Cox (9th Cir. Jan. 17, 2014). The decision extended to bloggers the same First Amendment protections that are afforded to traditional journalists…more

| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law,...

How to lose your appeal before it starts

This post is the fifth in an ongoing series about maximizing a party’s chances of prevailing on appeal. Filing a proper and timely notice of appeal is the first important task in the appellate process. Once a notice of appeal…more

| Civil Procedure

Why Appellate Procedural Rules Matter

The unpublished decision by the Third Appellate District in Martel v. Litchfield (Dec. 4, 2013 C068425) provides four glaring examples of how violating procedural appellate rules can affect the outcome of an appeal. In Martel,…more

| Civil Procedure

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