Month: March 2024

Court of Appeal Rules This Hot Potato Leaves Everybody Burned

March 29, 2024

Before Grayot v. Bank of Stockton, no published California case answered the question of whether a lender can assign-back a consumer credit contract to a seller to avoid liability under the Federal Trade Commission’s Holder Rule. In Grayot, the Third Appellate District held that the holder of a contract may not avoid liability for claims…

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Attorney Rachel Busch Joins Boutin Jones Employment Law and Litigation Group

March 11, 2024

Rachel Busch has joined the Boutin Jones Employment Law Group where she will provide counsel and advice to employers and defend them in employment litigation. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and was a member of the Harvard Law School Board of Student Advisers where she mentored junior law students and tutored them…

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Amend Your Complaint Before It’s Too (Re)Late!

March 1, 2024

In the rush to get a complaint on file, attorneys sometimes believe they can amend the complaint at a later date to address any deficiencies. After all, the legal standard governing leave to amend is generally very liberal. However, the recent case of Jason Engel v. Richard Pech is a cautionary tale. In Engel, the…

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