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Plaintiff Experts Can Now Change Stories between Deposition and Summary Judgment?

USA - August 24 2021 It just got tougher to pin a California Plaintiff’s expert down at deposition. Generally, a witness cannot give a declaration opposing summary…

Michael J. Pietrykowski.

California highlights burden on defendants seeking to apportion liability to co-defendants and non-parties

USA - June 2 2021 A California Court of Appeal has rejected a defense challenge that the defendant was assigned too high a percentage of liability (60%), because the…

Christopher D. Strunk.

California Limits Punitive Damages Against Corporations

USA - February 22 2021 Last week, a California appellate court limited punitive damages against corporations. By statute, punitive damages can be awarded against a…

California Increases Potential Liability Exposure in Multi-Defendant Cases

USA - August 11 2020 California’s Proposition 51 makes defendants jointly liable for all economic damages, but…

Will California Eliminate Several Liability for Non-Economic Damages for Some Defendants?

USA - June 4 2020 In California, while all defendants are liable to plaintiff for 100% of Plaintiff’s economic damages, under “Proposition 51” defendants are liable…