Changes to the Code of Civil Procedure

As of September 22, 2016, the following sections of the California Code of Civil Procedure were changed: CCP 129  (Regarding obtaining copies of coroner photos for use in a civil action.) CCP 2025.280  (Regarding subpoenas for electronically stored information.) CCP  2034.415  (Regarding an expert’s deadline to produce documents requested in a depo notice.)   Section 129 of […]

Top 6 Tricks Insurance Companies Use on Injured People

When you are injured, the insurance companies that represent the at-fault party have come up with a whole bag of tricks that they use to try to minimize your injury, so they can minimize the amount that they have to pay. They use these tricks everywhere from the initial phone call all the way through trial.

Be on the look out for these tricks and logical fallacies the next time that you have to deal with an unscrupulous insurance company.

Happy New Year: 2014 Court Holidays

It’s almost 2014, and that means new court holidays for a new year.  The following are Sacramento’s Court Holidays for 2014 from the court’s website. Holiday Date New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1st Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Monday, January 20th Lincoln’s Birthday Wednesday, February 12th Presidents’ Day Monday, February 17th César Chávez Day* Monday, […]

Know Your State’s Fireworks Laws

With the 4th of July coming up, it’s important to know your state’s fireworks laws. This website has a list of all the local laws.  I hope you all celebrate a safe and fun 4th of July! As always, I cannot verify the accuracy of third party sites.

New Procedure for Picking Arbitrators in Sacramento County

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO WWW.SACCOURT.CA.GOV PUBLIC NOTICE Changes to the Arbitrator Selection Process Effective July 03, 2013 (Amended June 19, 2013) Effective July 03, 2013, the process of selecting an Arbitrator must be completed via the Internet by using an online form. The telephone call-in selection process will no longer be available. […]

So Here’s The Full Opinion on Today’s Ruling on Gay Marriage Cases

You can download the Supreme Court’s Opinion in the case of United States v. Windosr which ruled on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Download

Can Defense Doctors Take a Medical History at Defense Medical Examinations

In personal injury cases, the defense attorney is allowed to hire a doctor to examine the plaintiff and offer medical opinions at trial. Much like the doctors hired by the tobacco industry that routinely find that smoking is harmless, these “defense doctors” are routinely hired by the same defense firms and insurance companies, and routinely […]

Sacramento Court Civil Filing Guidelines

(Rev February 22, 2013) CIVIL FRONT FILING COUNTER The Civil Front Filing Counter ONLY accepts the following documents for filing: Application for Discovery Subpoena – Out of State Application and Order for Appearance and Examination Claim Opposing Forfeiture Ex Parte Applications with a Hearing Date Labor Commissioner Appeals Law and Motion Documents (Dept 53/Dept 54) […]

Absolute Risk vs. Relative Risk in Personal Injury Lawsuits

This article discusses how the concepts of Absolute and Relative Risk can be used in a courtroom to prove a plaintiff’s injuries.

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