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CAOC award finalists named,
with winners revealed Nov. 7



SACRAMENTO– Consumer Attorney of California’s two major member awards for 2015, Consumer Attorney of the Year and Street Fighter of the Year, will be presented at the Annual Installation and Awards Dinner held in conjunction with CAOC’s 54th Annual Convention at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. A full list of award finalists is below. Pictured above are 2014 Consumer Attorney of the Year winners (right to left) Brian J. Panish, Gregory L. Bentley, Deborah S. Chang and Gregory R. Vanni.


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October 1, 2015
Bill to boost court efficiences,
streamline demurrers is signed

SB 383, co-sponsored by CAOC, the California Defense Counsel and California Judges Association, will move cases efficiently through the courts.
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September 28, 2015
Gov. Brown signs CAOC-backed
bills for faster trials, fairer fees

He backs AB 555 to boost use of expedited jury trials to cut court costs, speed resolution of small-dollar disputes. AB 1141 fixes expert fee inequity.
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September 11, 2015
Measure to improve access for
disabled granted final approval

SB 251 goes to governor's desk. Will encourage business owners to improve access for disabled people, reducing threat of lawsuits.
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(10/01/2015) Gregory L. Bentley, CAOC first vice president, wins a big verdict from a Riverside County jury on behalf of a 31-year-old woman severely burned when the battery in her e-cigarette exploded. It is believed to be the first e-cigarette explosion lawsuit in the U.S. READ HERE
Education & Events
Annual Convention
San Francisco
Nov 5-8
Kaiser Seminar
San Francisco
Oct 13

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  July/Aug 2015
  Vol. 45, No. 4