All in Civil procedure
Huerta v. Kava Holdings, Inc., 2018 WL 5961895 (Cal. Ct. App. 2nd Dist. (Nov. 14, 2018))
New Code of Civil Procedure section 1001 prohibits confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements for claims of sexual harassment and certain other claims (except re the claimant’s identity or amount of the settlement), with certain exceptions; new law effective January 1, 2019.
Padda v. Superior Court, Cal. Ct. App. 4th Dist. no. E070522 (June 11, 2018): Court of Appeal orders trial court to grant a trial continuance where expert witness was ill
Shapira v. Lifetech Resources, Cal. Ct. App. 2nd Dist. no. B283445 (Apr. 17, 2018).
Yet another cautionary tale about failing to adhere to the procedural requirements for properly invoking retention of jurisdiction under Code of Civil Procedure section 664.6.
Light v. California Department of Parks & Recreation: clear statement from the Court of Appeal that pretext is not required to defeat summary judgment under the McDonnell-Douglas burden-shifting test.