New CA Civil Procedure Case

discovery sanctions Nov 08, 2022
 

To do the best job possible as a mediator, arbitrator and referee, I review and summarize every new published California civil case. In this blog post, I discuss a new civil case that was published last month. 


Discovery Sanctions

The California Civil Discovery Act sets forth the rules for discovery that can be conducted under California law. There are many provisions authorizing trial courts to impose sanctions against a party. Last month, the Second District Court of Appeal published a decision addressing the issue of whether the trial court had properly granted a motion for sanctions under Code of Civil Procedure sections 2023.010 and 2023.030. To find out what they decided, watch the video above and read my summary of the case below.

New CA Civil Procedure Decision  

City of L.A. v. PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC (2022) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2022 WL 12010415: The Court of Appeal reversed the trial court’s order granting a motion for sanctions...

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New CA Discovery Case

 

To do the best job possible as a mediator, arbitrator and referee, I keep up with and summarize the new published California civil cases. In this blog I discuss a new civil case that was published last month. 


Discovery Abuse

Unfortunately, California attorneys far too often receive evasive and nonresponsive discovery responses from opposing counsel. Last month, in a decision clearly warning attorneys to not provide evasive discovery responses, the Second District Court of Appeal published a new case addressing whether a party can change an earlier evasive discovery response. A video discussing the case is above and my summary of the case is below.

New Discovery Decision  

Field v. U.S. Bank Nat. Assn. (2022) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2022 WL 2071074: The Court of Appeal, in a decision clearly warning parties and their attorneys not to provide evasive discovery responses, affirmed the trial court's order granting defendants' motion for summary judgment. Plaintiff...

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