Monthly Archives: April 2014

California Court of Appeals Holds Insureds Not Entitled to Additional Payments Under the FAIR Plan

The Court of Appeals recently ruled that an insured is not entitled to additional payments in excess of its policy limits. The case, St. Cyr et al. v. California Fair Plan Association (2014) – – Cal.App.4th – – , was … Continue reading

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California Court of Appeal Reaffirms Limited Duty of Insurance Brokers

Written by Landon Schwob   On March 10, 2014, the Court of Appeal of California, Third Appellate District, reaffirmed that insurance brokers owe a limited duty to their clients, which is only “to use reasonable care, diligence, and judgment in procuring … Continue reading

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Employer Awarded Attorneys Fees in FEHA Suit

In cases involving claims brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), employers may only recover attorneys fees where the plaintiff’s lawsuit is deemed unreasonable, frivolous, meritless, or vexatious.  The courts are still determining what conduct is frivolous, and … Continue reading

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Attorneys Accepting Gifts From Clients Violate Rules of Conduct

When does an attorney violate the Rules of Professional Conduct by accepting a gift from a client? Under what circumstances is it acceptable for an attorney to accept a gift? This was the issue recently addressed by the State Bar … Continue reading

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Are You Permitting the Unauthorized Practice of Law?

The State Bar Court of California Review Department recently reviewed a case of an attorney who was, among other things, charged with aiding and abetting the unauthorized practice of law. The case serves as an important reminder to all attorneys … Continue reading

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