CAOC Forum Magazine - 2014 Article Index
 
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2014
March/April May/June
 July/August September/October November/December
 
January/February 2014, Vol. 44 No. 1
6 The 38 Year War
John M. Feder
8 A Tipping Point
Sharon J. Arkin
10 Invasion of privacy in the modern era: The increasing trend toward protecting individual rights
Kelly Armstrong
14 Document discovery in the dangerous road case
Allan F. Davis
18 Abuse of immunity: Hospital abuse of California Evidence Code §1157 in administrative actions
Ara Jabagchourian and Stewart R. Pollock
24 Primary assumption of the risk: A bar that can be climbed (or swum) over
John N. Frye
28
35 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
40 Political and Legislative Reports
A defining moment for us all - Lea-Ann Tratten
Grassroots Report - Paul Woods
Where were you in 1974? - Nancy Peverini
44
News and Notes
Women’s Caucus Report - Shelley Kaufman
This is what diversity looks like in 2014! - Micha Star Liberty
New Lawyers Division Report - Lyssa Roberts
Volunteer spotlight - Kristine Meredith
Amicus Curiae Update - Kevin K. Green
American Association for Justice Update - Ingrid M. Evans
CAOIE Holiday Party - Gregory G. Rizio
2013 Hawaii Seminar - Valerie McGinty

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March/April 2014, Vol. 44 No. 2
6 New justice should confront barriers to simple fairness
John M. Feder
8 A meditation on mediation
Sharon J. Arkin
10 The mediation process and selecting your mediator
M. Lawrence Lallande, Sr. and Karina N. Lallande
14 The new law practice of dispute resolution;
How to avoid having to be a warrior on behalf of your client

Guy O. Kornblum
18 Mediation: Decision analysis and risk-assessed value
Doug deVries
22 What Goldilocks and the Three Bears can teach us about mediation
Robert M. Tessier
26 Summary judgment: Independent review of evidentiary rulings
Daniel U. Smith and Valerie T. McGinty
30
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37 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
44
News and Notes
Legislative Report – Nancy Peverini
Grassroots Report – Paul Woods
Women’s Caucus Report – Anne Marie Murphy
Fundraising from the grassroots to the treetops – Vince Howard
New Lawyers Division Report – Paymon Khatibi
SJCTLA Seminar: What’s New in Tort & Trial – Larry Knapp
CAOIE Seminar: What’s New in Tort & Trial – Cory Weck
SMCTLA Seminar: What’s New in Tort and Trial – Amanda Riddle
Central Valley TLA Tort & Trial Seminar – Timothy V. Magill
Class Action Report – Anne Marie Murphy
Volunteer spotlight – Kristine Meredith
Amicus Curiae Update – Kevin K. Green
American Association for Justice Update – Ingrid M. Evans

 
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May/June 2014, Vol. 44 No. 3
6 Just do it – The Pack Patient Safety Act on the November ballot will be a historic battle of right versus wrong. Don’t you want to be part of what’s right?
John M. Feder
8 Sharing means caring
Sharon J. Arkin
10 Strategic Packaging of the Design Defect Case
Brian D. Chase and Scott Raphael
20 Warning cases: Caution about causation
Deborah R. Rosenthal and Craig M. Peters
24 Rear collisions and collapsing seats
Raymond Paul Johnson
28 Perception is reality in litigation –
Eliminate the phrase “IME” in personal injury cases

Eric M. Abramson
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34 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
39
News and Notes
Annual Tahoe Ski Seminar Report – Lee S. Harris
CVTLA Black Hat/White Hat Dinner Benefits Central California Legal Services – Dean B. Gordon
Palm Springs Seminar Report
A look at the corporate lobby’s “Justice Killers” – Nancy Peverini
2014 Justice Day Report – Paul Woods
Women’s Caucus Report – Anne Marie Murphy
Diversity Committee Report – Micha Liberty
New Lawyers Division Report – Paymon Khatibi
Million Dollar Gift Launches Parris Professionalism Institute at Pepperdine Law
Volunteer spotlight – Kristine Meredith
SMCTLA Scholarship Fund – Amanda Riddle
Amicus Curiae Update – Kevin K. Green
American Association for Justice Update – Ingrid M. Evans

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July/August 2014, Vol. 44 No. 4
6 Consider yourself asked
John M. Feder
8 A chance for change
Sharon J. Arkin
10 Why we will win
Bob Pack, sponsor of the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act, explains why voters will back the initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot – and why you should too.
Bob Pack
16 Pack Act infographic
18 What they’re saying…
Proposition 46’s three provisions for saving lives have the support of top experts in medicine, public health and government.
20 Goliath won’t win
The medical industry has a massive war chest to fight Proposition 46, but boosters have speed, smarts and a better message.
Lea-Ann Tratten and Brian S. Kabateck
22 It will save lives
Proposition 46’s doctor drug and alcohol testing mandate would ensure that those who hold patients’ lives in their hands meet the same requirements as other high-risk professions.
J.G. Preston
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28 Class Action Appellate Report
H. Scott Leviant
36 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
44
Capital City TLA Silent Auction benefits Sacramento Food Bank – Stephen Davids
CAOIE seminar report – Cory Weck
SMCTLA charity event: Lawyers in the Gutter – Amanda Riddle
CAOC’s 2014 Legislative Efforts – Nancy Peverini
Sinking underwater – Nancy Drabble
Women’s Caucus Report – Anne Marie Murphy
Diversity Committee Report – Micha Liberty
New Lawyers Division Report – Paymon Khatibi
American Association for Justice Update – Ingrid M. Evans
Amicus Curiae Update – Kevin K. Green
Volunteer spotlight – Kristine Meredith

 
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September/October 2014, Vol. 44 No. 5
6 Who’s got your back?
John M. Feder
8 See you at Convention!
Sharon J. Arkin
9 Spread the truth about Prop 46
10 Tort Attack: ATRA’s judicial attacks undermine justice
Joanne Doroshow, Executive Director, Center for Justice & Democracy
14 News from the front: Corporate America’s new weapons in the tort wars
Sharon J. Arkin
18 Urban Tort Myths
The tort war crowd loves to talk up outrageous lawsuits that defy common sense. These yarns spur efforts to shackle legal rights. But there is one big problem: Many of them are myths.
J.G. Preston
22 Truth and CAPP
For decades the malpractice insurance industry’s tort war front in the fight over MICRA, this ill-named outfit is now battling Proposition 46.
J.G. Preston
26
Tort Reality
Tort "reform" has one aim - to undercut civil justice and boost corporate profits. But torts are actually a fraction of all litigation and growing smaller. So are court budgets - putting civil justice at risk.
28 Just Try It – Efficiently!
Hon. Michael Mattice, Judge of the Superior Court, Solano County
30 Class Action Appellate Report
H. Scott Leviant
34 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
42 CAOC 2014 Award Finalists
48
President's Club Recognition Event
SJCTLA Seminar: Summary Judgment - Lawrence Knapp, SJCTLA President
Amicus Curiae Update - Kevin K. Green
Diversity Committee Report - Micha Liberty, Diversity Committee Chair
Authors’ Correction
NLD has been busy! - Paymon Khatibi, NLD Publications and Marketing Chair
American Association for Justice Update - Ingrid M. Evans
Volunteer spotlight: Jessica Pride - Kristine Meredith
 
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November/December 2014, Vol. 44 No. 6
6 The future is bright, and begins tomorrow...
John M. Feder
8 We are all in this together
Brian Chase
10 Why does it matter?
Sharon J. Arkin
12 Women in litigation - Have things changed in the past 30 years?
Karman Ratliff
16 Women lawyers succeed by simply being themselves
Lauren A. Cerri
20 Bias: Its presence and impact in the legal profession
Sharon J. Arkin
24 Holding defendants accountable for rule violations in motor carrier cases
Anoush Lancaster
28
Making the least of absent class member depositions
Kristine K. Meredith and Eric H. Gibbs
32 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
37 Legislative Update
Nancy Peverini
40 What “Greedy” Trial Lawyers and “Frivolous” Litigation Do
Arthur H. Bryant and Jennie Lee Anderson
42
News
Kaiser Seminar report – Theo Emison
CAOIE Masters Seminar – Greg Rizio
Ventura County Trial Lawyers Scores Again! – Deirdre Frank
San Mateo County TLA Seminar: Ins and Outs of Social Media in Litigation – Aaron Markowitz
San Mateo County TLA Judges Night
Women’s Caucus report – Anne Marie Murphy and Anoush Lancaster
New Lawyers Division report – Paymon Khatibi
Welcome New Members
Diversity Committee report – Micha Liberty
CAOC Vendor Members
Volunteer spotlight: Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck – Kristine Meredith
AAJ Update – Ingrid Evans and Amanda Greenburg
Amicus Curiae Update – Kevin K. Green

 
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