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Monday, February 17, 2020

Civil Justice Association of California

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  • Calif. foreclosure help bill advances

    Pedro Nava (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Legislation aimed at helping struggling California homebuyers passed a key legislative hurdle Monday amid opposition from banks and mortgage lenders.

  • Group says trial lawyers actually gave $35 million to political causes

    John Sullivan SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California trial lawyers and their political action committees have given far more money to sway public policy than a recent state-issued report indicates, a tort reform group said Monday.

  • Calif. tort reform bills face certain death, observers say

    Kassy Perry SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Republicans in the California Legislature are aiming to level the state's legal landscape through a handful of bills they say will also help jumpstart the state's sputtering economy.

  • Plan would reduce Calif. judgment interest rates

    Mimi Walters (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-A California state senator is calling for the elimination of judicial rules that essentially penalize defendants for appealing civil judgments.

  • Proposal would limit damage awards in California

    Roger Niello (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California courts awarding plaintiffs exorbitant damage awards will come to an end if one Republican state lawmaker has his way.

  • Calif. lawmaker seeks to overhaul state's class action law

    Audra Strickland (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Legislation taking aim at "the worst abuses" California's complex class action law was introduced Thursday in the state Legislature.

  • Calif. lawmakers move to limit liability in scuba accidents

    Diane Harkey (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Government entities in California would be immune from most lawsuits over scuba diving accidents, under a bill working its way through the state's Legislature.

  • ATRF has eyes on Calif. in 'Judicial Hellholes' report

    Sullivan SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newline) - California is on the verge of earning the dubious distinction of being a "judicial hellhole" by national court observers, a group said Tuesday.

  • Tort reformers, trial bar honor Calif. assemblyman

    Mike Feuer (D) SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-Rarely do California's trial lawyers and tort reformers agree on anything. But they are both hailing state Assemblyman Mike Feuer as a political hero.

  • CJAC lobbyist takes top honors

    Kimberly Stone SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California's leading tort reform group has on its staff one of the state Capitol's "most effective" lobbyists, a survey of lawmakers indicates.

  • Calif. officials eschew tort reforms

    Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-While California lawmakers are traditionally busy in their home districts during autumn, after the state Legislature recesses, this year they will be called into at least three special sessions to address a bevy of complex issues.

  • California's landmark med-mal law called a national model

    Lisa Maas SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)- As congressional lawmakers hammer out legislation to overhaul the U.S. health care system, they ought to look to California's landmark medical malpractice law as a successful model for cutting unnecessary heath care costs, experts told Legal Newsline.

  • Schwarzenegger draws praise for vetoing 'job killer' liability expansions

    Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger drew praise Monday for his vetoes of three bills that critics said would have cost jobs and increased litigation in the state.

  • Calif. officials deadlocked over water plan; 704 bills inch toward possible veto

    Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Legislative leaders in California have just hours to reach a deal with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to convince the Republican not to veto many of the 704 bills awaiting his action, including proposals opposed by legal reformers.

  • Calif. tort reform group eyes pending bills

    Kim Stone SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Amid the hundreds of bills sitting on California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk are proposals that have tort reformers nervous - but not really.

  • Calif. trial lawyers dole out campaign cash

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)--California trial lawyers are expected to shell out big bucks to help their allies get elected in 2010, observers say.

  • Reform group takes aim at Calif. trial lawyers

    John Sullivan SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California's trial lawyers have been a drag on the Golden State's already struggling economy, the leader of the Civil Justice Association of California said.

  • Schwarzenegger signs bill aimed at reducing lawsuits

    Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that allows insurance settlements to proceed faster and reduce the amount of cases brought through the California court system, a tort reform group said.

  • Landmark California med-mal law survives legal challenge

    SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline)-The California medical malpractice law that limits noneconomic damages to $250,000 has survived legal challenge.

  • New Calif. law overhauls digital discovery procedures

    Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law legislation this week that is aimed improving discovery practices for attorneys on both sides of cases.