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A Reasonable Limitation on the Vexatious Litigant Statute – John v. Superior Court, 63 Cal. 4th 91, By Leor Hafuta.

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

This is a guest Trial Call post by Leor Hafuta on John v. Superior Court, the recent California Supreme Court case addressing the vexatious litigant statute and its applicability in certain appeals. Leor is an incoming 3L at Loyola School of Law and a summer clerk at Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Charney, LLP.      A plaintiff declared a vexatious litigant cannot file a law suit in …

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Caretaking Relationship Required for Elder Abuse Action Against Physicians – Winn v. Pioneer Medical Group, 63 Cal. 4th 148 (2016), by Rae Y. Chung.

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

This is a guest Trial Call post by Rae Y. Chung on Winn v. Pioneer Medical Group, the recent California Supreme Court case addressing Elder Abuse actions against physicians. Rae is an incoming 3L at UCLA School of Law and a summer clerk at Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Charney LLP.  In Winn v. Pioneer Medical Group, Inc., 63 Cal. 4th 148 (2016), the California …

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The California Supreme Court Addresses Application of the Hearsay Rule to Expert Testimony – People v. Sanchez, 2016 WL 3557001.

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

In a significant new decision, People v. Sanchez, 2016 WL 3557001, the California Supreme Court considered application of the hearsay rule to out-of-court statements offered as expert “basis” testimony. The case is essential reading for California trial attorneys. If you try cases – read it! People V. Sanchez was a criminal case concerning gang-related crimes. At …

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Trademark Refresher:  What is a Family of Marks?

James D. Crosby, Attorney at Law - Complex and General Business Litigation and Trial Representation - San Diego, California

Originally posted on Takes On Law:
A family of marks is a group of marks (e.g., MCNUGGETS, MCSKILLET, MCCAFE, MCGRIDDLES) having a recognizable formative common characteristic (e.g., MC), wherein the marks are composed and used in such a way that the public associates not only the individual marks, but the common characteristic of the family,…