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October 2014 - Litigation/Bankruptcy

October 2014 – Litigation/Bankruptcy

Highlights of the October 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles on bankruptcy, the Sham Guaranty Defense, Right to Repair Act, equity stripping and more.

What to Do if Your Civil Litigation Client Files Bankruptcy

What to Do if Your Civil Litigation Client Files Bankruptcy

The answer definitely is not to continue with the litigation as though nothing has changed.

Alternative Litigation Funders

Alternative Litigation Funders

Litigation funders also argue that they are like insurance companies, but insurance companies are highly regulated, and funders are not regulated at all. Moreover, insurance companies don’t charge 40 percent a year.

How To: Writs of Attachment in Financial Elder Abuse Litigation

How To: Writs of Attachment in Financial Elder Abuse Litigation

This article provides a step-by-step explanation of how to obtain and implement a writ of attachment in a financial elder abuse case.

How I Survived the MCLE Audit - You Could Be Next!

How I Survived the MCLE Audit – You Could Be Next!

The State Bar’s goal is to increase MCLE audits tenfold compared to three years ago, so there is an even greater chance you will be audited within the next five years.

Five Things New/Junior Associates Should Know

Five Things New/Junior Associates Should Know

Have a plan to improve and grow your practice expertise. This includes seeking out and attending continuing legal education opportunities, networking events and mentorship.

"Priority" of Interests in Real Property with Tenant Occupied Foreclosure Properties

“Priority” of Interests in Real Property with Tenant Occupied Foreclosure Properties

Gross and Nativi interpret the law in a manner that protects the interests of tenants and uphold the exercise of police powers in ways that limit private property rights.

Can I Give You a Lyft? Uber, Lyft and the Regulation of Taxis

Can I Give You a Lyft? Uber, Lyft and the Regulation of Taxis

Are Uber and Lyft rideshare companies simply competing more effectively in the market, or are they competing unfairly?

2014 Year in Review: Contra Costa Superior Court Judicial Leadership Perspectives

2014 Year in Review: Contra Costa Superior Court Judicial Leadership Perspectives

The Supervising Judges each provide perspectives on the operations of their respective division.

Civil Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

Civil Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

Commencing in January 2015, Judge Barry Goode is returning to the Civil Division and the complex litigation calendar.

Probate Perspective - 2014 Year in Review

Probate Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

The new local rules, taking effect January 1, 2015, are substantially revised and entirely reformatted, and will more closely follow the structure of the California Rules of Court.

Guest Editor's Column, October 2014

Guest Editor’s Column, October 2014

Sometimes you are at the corner of “I have a great case I am working on,” and “Oh no! My client just filed bankruptcy!” What do you do?

An Interview with Chapter 13 Trustee Martha Bronitsky

An Interview with Chapter 13 Trustee Martha Bronitsky

Since the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act was passed, practicing in the bankruptcy field has been a lot more exciting.

Sham Guaranty Defense and the Effect of Lawlor

Sham Guaranty Defense and the Effect of Lawlor

While Lawlor seems to be applying a standard of “no legal separation” for application of the sham guaranty defense, none of the cases cited by Lawlor use that phrase.

California’s “Right to Repair Act” Is Not the Exclusive Remedy for Homeowners

California’s “Right to Repair Act” Is Not the Exclusive Remedy for Homeowners

The fairly recent decision in Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. v. Brookfield Crystal Cove LLC examined the act and its legislative history and, somewhat surprisingly, narrowly construed SB 800.

Equity (and Equity Stripping) is Back

Equity (and Equity Stripping) is Back

Defendants in these cases can and should be informed that there is a real possibility of a recovery for a victim’s pain and suffering, in addition to special damages, punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.

The Real Story About the LA Stip

The Real Story About the LA Stip

Whenever I have asked any attorney from LA why they do the stip, the answer is the same: “I don’t know why. That’s just the way we have always done it.”

The Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project

The Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project

With no budget and a lot of support from the county’s legal community, it has served the needs of many of the county’s citizens.

The Perfect Family

The Perfect Family

In prior “Stories from the Bray Building,” Judge Carlton encountered Three Strikes, mental health, legal ethics, incarceration and contentious civil litigation. Now he presides over a difficult civil trial.

It's About People

It’s About People

I’d like to take this opportunity to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to Lisa Reep, who will be retiring this month as Executive Director.