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New Year, New Laws for Civil Litigators

The California legislature has enacted new laws that may affect your litigation practice. Here are some of the key statutory changes you need to know about.

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When Should You Cross-Appeal?

ThinkstockPhotos-463518799Missing an opportunity to cross-appeal can be a big mistake. Ordinarily, if you’re on the winning side in the trial court, there’s no need to file a cross-appeal. But there are situations in which filing a cross-appeal is not only appropriate but critical.

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5 Ways to Challenge a Grant of Summary Judgment

fivesteps_140389068When a summary judgment motion is granted and you’re representing the opposing party, you have a few choices in how to respond. You can challenge the grant directly in the trial court by one of four motions or wait to appeal after the final judgment. Here’s a handy checklist to help you determine which tactic is available and most appropriate.