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Defense cost analysis in complex environmental fee claims
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2013

Many of our litigation management audits involve complex environmental cleanup cases. In these cases, it is important to first evaluate the underlying


Judicial notice doctrine bolstered by Court of Appeal decision
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2013

A recent California decision should make it easier for insurers to attack allegations at the pleading stage in state court actions. In Scott v. JP


California Supreme Court hears argument on whether Insurance Code limits UCL lawsuits against insurers
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2013

On May 8, 2013, the California Supreme Court convened to hear oral argument in Zhang v. Superior Court. The case presents the issue of whether


Sanctions are issued where court determines that special motion to strike was filed for improper purpose
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2013

In Kleveland v. Siegel & Wolensky LLP, 2013 DAR 4961(2013) the California Courts of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District affirmed the denial of a


Last minute amendment by counsel to augment fee claim rejected by court
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2013

In Duchrow v. Forrest, 2013 DJAR 5534 (2013) the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District decided a unique fee claim arising in a


Five-day extension for mailing applies to deadline to file timely cost bill
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2013

In Nevis Homes LLC v. CW Roofing Inc., 2013 DJDAR 6187(2013) the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District decided a procedural


Cigna agrees to re-evaluate and to compensate disability insureds in the amount of $77 million
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2013

In a wide ranging re-evaluation of disability claims covering its insureds in California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, Cigna


Reconsidering the fraud exception to the parol evidence rule
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2013

The California Supreme Court has removed a legal barrier for litigants seeking to invalidate contracts on the basis of fraud. Overruling a 75-year


You’re out of luck, appellate court tells casino card dealers
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2013

Avidor v. Sutter's Place, Inc., decided January 23, 2013, California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District, involved a class action brought on


Trial court abuses its discretion by forcing insurer to bear the cost of giving notice to putative class members
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2013

In In re Insurance Installment Fee Cases, 2012 DJDAR 16696 (2012), the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District decided an