• February 13, 2018

    Court of Appeal Says EUOs Are A-OK

    Pacific Law Partners recently had two appellate victories on matters regarding Examinations Under Oath (“EUOs”), in which the Second District Court of Appeal affirmed trial court rulings granting Motions for Summary Judgment.  These...

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  • January 22, 2018

    Construction Defect – One Question Clarified

    Adjusters who handle residential construction defect liability claims in California are well acquainted with the pre-litigation procedures required by the Right to Repair Act.  Until now, it was unresolved whether those procedures...

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  • October 22, 2017

    Got Pot?

    In California, a property claim for loss of marijuana involves a controlled substance that is allowed by state law for recreational use (under the recently-passed Proposition 64), but that remains banned by federal law. Is the property...

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  • October 02, 2017

    Mediation: The Unfortunate Demise of the Joint Session

    Mediation is a valuable tool to resolve cases in lieu of protracted litigation and trial. Years ago, almost all mediations began with a “joint session” – an introductory meeting attended by all participating parties and the mediator. In...

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  • September 20, 2017

    The Professional Life of Bob the Pipeline Inspector

    In July, the First District Court of Appeal published its opinion in Energy Insurance Mutual Ltd. v. Ace American Insurance Co. (2017) 14 Cal.App.5th 281 (EIM), which addressed the question: What does it mean to be a “professional”? Or,...

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