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Summary Judgement in California

Summary Judgement in California Summary Judgement in California Summary judgement is a potent tool used in court. It has the ability to profoundly damage a case and cause a favorable settlement. Summary Judgement according to California Civil Code of Procedure section 473(c) states: The
Posted in Litigation Series

Litigation And Appeals

Litigation And Appeals Litigation And Appeals Litigation Civil litigation is when two opposing parties argue or settle their disputes and seek damages. Civil litigation can take place inside a courtroom or outside of it. Traditionally, the process consists of filing motions and pleadings,
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Extortion Crime in California

Extortion Crime in California Extortion Crime in California Extortion is a common crime that most of us are used to calling “blackmail”. Extortion crime has been popularized in culture by celebrities and well-known people in society. However, the fact of the matter is, everyone
Posted in Criminal Defense, Fraud, Litigation Series, Personal Law

Depositions in California

Depositions in California Depositions in California When a party or non-party witness is questioned orally under oath it is called a deposition. Those who are facilitating the questions are called “deposition officers”. Depositions are valuable because it is considered a sworn written testimony
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Transportation of The Controlled Substance

Transportation of The Controlled Substance Transportation of The Controlled Substance The production and use of illegal drugs is a topic that receives a lot of attention, but an equally important component of this supply chain is the transportation of the controlled substance. In California, Health
Posted in General, Litigation Series

How To Hire A Lawyer

Hire A Lawyer How To Hire A Lawyer As a member of society, you may at some point find yourself needing legal guidance. If so, it is advisable to hire a lawyer to provide counsel, no matter what the situation may be. There
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Arbitration – What You Need to Know

What is Arbitration? Arbitration is a mechanism that helps resolve disputes outside of the courtroom. An arbitrator is a third party who has access to documents and hears oral arguments by both sides of the case. Each side can (and
Posted in Law 101, Litigation Series, Personal Law

Defective Product

Defective Product   When we purchase a product, we have expectations. We have expectations that the product will work properly and will be safe to use. These expectations seem reasonable. Unfortunately, products can have defects and damaging things can happen.
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Statutory Rape

Statutory Rape Statutory Rape Among the various sex crimes, California Penal Code 261.5 PC specifically addresses statutory rape. This crime occurs when an individual, who is over the age of consent, has sexual intercourse with another individual who is a legal minor.
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Lewd Acts In Public

Lewd Acts In Public Image   Lewd Acts In Public In California, Penal Code 647(a) specifies punishments for committing lewd acts or soliciting someone else to perform it while in public or someplace within public view. There are several ideas requiring further clarification in order
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