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  • California Insurers Asked to Submit Diversity Information About Boards of Directors
    Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:12:40 -0800
    by Robert Hogeboom & Samuel Sorich The California Department of Insurance (“CDI”) has issued a notification to insurers with 2013 written premiums of $100 million or more in California to complete and submit the CDI’s Governing Board Diversity Survey. Among other questions, the...
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  • Ninth Circuit Takes Narrow View of ERISA Surcharge Remedy
    Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:31:47 -0800
    In Gabriel v. Alaska Electrical Pension Fund, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a pension plan participant could not be “made whole” by using the equitable remedy of surcharge to recover pension benefits he was erroneously told he would receive.  As explained below, the Alaska Electrical...
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  • MICRA's Big Deception
    Thu, 29 May 2014 12:25:03 -0800
    Michael Newman authored an op-ed for the May 29th edition of the Daily Journal to speak out against what he believes is an initiative that will deceive California voters this coming November.   Newman writes that the primary purpose of the Troy and Alana Pack Patie...
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  • Court decides when statute of limitations for "wrongful act or omission" against counsel begins
    Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:44:37 -0800
    In Lee v. Hanley the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District decided an issue concerning the interpretation of the one‑year statute of limitations relating to allegations of wrongdoing in the performance of attorney services. The plaintiff hired an attorney to represent her in a ci...
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  • Timing of judgment creditor's entitled fee petition key to enforcement
    Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:52:09 -0800
    In Conservatorship of McQueen the California Supreme Court decided a unique issue concerning the interpretation of Code of Civil Procedure Section 685.040. Under that statute, a judgment creditor is entitled to the reasonable and necessary costs of enforcing a judgment, including statutory atto...
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  • Trial Court's Calculation of Lodestar Is Affirmed
    Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:35:34 -0800
    By David McMahon and Mark Chuang In Syers Properties III, Inc. v. Rankin the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District affirmed the trial court’s grant of an award of attorney fees. The appellant contended that the trial court should not have awarded attorney fees f...
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