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California appellate court rules excess judgment not required for equitable subrogation

By Joe Dyton | Dec 2, 2016

SAN DIEGO -- The California Court of Appeals recently ruled that an insurance carrier could move forward with an equitable subrogation claim against a primary carrier without a judgment after a film industry worker was injured on a movie set.

Federal judge approves $15 billion Volkswagen settlement

By Joe Dyton | Nov 25, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge recently approved a $15 billion settlement, one of the largest in the history of the United States, concerning Volkswagen Groups' diesel car emissions scandal.

Court ruling limits charter schools' expansions with satellite campuses outside their territory

By Joe Dyton | Nov 17, 2016

SAN DIEGO — A California appellate court recently ruled that charter schools cannot expand throughout their home county by opening satellite campuses outside of the district that granted them authorization.

California Supreme Court to review federal de minimis doctrine

By Joe Dyton | Oct 7, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court will give a case based on the established doctrine de minimis on the recommendation of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Court rules that public employees' retirement benefits can be reduced

By Joe Dyton | Sep 19, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – California public employees recently learned they might have to reconsider how they handle their retirement after the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that the legislature can trim public employee retirement benefits for anyone who’s still on the job.

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