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The shareholders, associates, and counsels of Boutin Jones provide insight into the legal matters most pertinent to the members of our California business community.

Virtual or In-Person Appearances for Court Conferences and Hearings

Monthly Litigation Law Tip

As courts continue their work to clear the backlog of cases created by COVID-19 restrictions, litigants should carefully analyze each court’s and each judge’s preferences related to virtual or in-person appearances for court conferences and hearings. Trends suggest that in-person appearances may be on the rise.

VRBO Owners Fought the Law – and the Law Won

The market for VRBO, Airbnb, and other short-term rentals has boomed in California as owners use them…

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Don’t Roll the Dice on Discovery Deadlines – It Will Cost You

Pete Rose once said, “Unfortunately, gambling and winning don’t often go hand-in-hand.” A recent appellate court decision…

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Cracking The Armor Of An Arbitration Award

As California Courts continue to be impacted by the pandemic, and litigants are experiencing long delays on…

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Careful What You Contract For … You Just Might Get It.

Careful What You Contract For … You Just Might Get It. “Contracts are, by their very nature,…

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ATVs and the FRCP: Two Reasons To Use Due Care

A recent case, Liberty Ins. Co. v. Brodeur, serves as a reminder to take care when making…

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Dark Patterns: Will Your Website Be CPRA Compliant?

In May, the California Privacy Protection Agency released draft regulations scheduled to take effect on next January….

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Homeowner, Know Thy Boundaries: Good Fences, Good Neighbors, & Expensive Disputes

You’ve had that shed, garage, or patio for years. You know, the one that goes right up…

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When a lawsuit is filed, Code of Civil Procedure section 1281 et seq. allows a party (often…

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Best Practices for Enforceability of Online Agreements

If you run a business, you probably want to make sure your website’s terms and conditions legally…

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