Monthly Archives: November 2013

Court Rules Attorney Violated Rules of Professional Conduct By Pursuing Whistle-Blower Action

Federal Appeals Court Rules Attorney Violated Rules of Professional Conduct By Pursuing Whistle-Blower Action The decision comes from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and is believed to be the first to address the issue of whether an attorney … Continue reading

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Court Rules Insurance Broker Had No Duty To Investigate Coverage Needs

California Court of Appeals for the Fourth District Rules Insurance Broker Had No Duty To Investigate Insured’s Coverage Needs On October 4, 2013, the California Court of Appeals for the Fourth District reaffirmed prior rulings regarding the duties of an … Continue reading

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The Right to Repair Act Does Not Apply to Cases With Actual Property Damages

California Court of Appeals Rules The Right to Repair Act Does Not Apply to¬†Cases With Actual Property Damages The California Court of Appeals ruled this summer, in a surprising decision that has shaken the building industry, that the Right to … Continue reading

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Court Allows 10:1 Ratio of Punitive to Compensatory Damages

California Appeals Court Allows 10:1 Ratio of Punitive to Compensatory Damages in¬†Insurance Bad Faith Case, But No More The California Court of Appeals recently affirmed a trial court’s reduction of punitive damages from $19 million to $350,000, thereby reaffirming the … Continue reading

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