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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.

The Enhanced Civil Remedy that Every Litigator Needs to Know About

Every litigator should be aware of an enhanced civil remedy under one of California’s theft statutes, Penal…

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New Year, New Rule: Refining FRCP 23

Important amendments to Rule 23, the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure governing class actions, have been implemented…

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What Do You Mean I Have to Litigate There? Corporate Bylaws May Dictate the Forum of Intra-corporate Disputes

Corporate bylaws that require intra-corporate disputes to be resolved in a specific forum may be enforceable, even…

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What Happens in Mediation, Stays in Mediation

Mediation can be stressful enough for clients. A new law adds to that stress by requiring California…

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