CAOC Forum Magazine - 2017 Article Index
 
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2017
March/April May/June
 July/August September/October November/December
 
January/February 2017, Vol. 47 No. 1
6 Trump and tort reform
Gregory L. Bentley
8 And so it begins . . .
Sharon J. Arkin
10 The role of medical specials in evaluating injury cases – big or small
Guy O. Kornblum and David Cardone
18 Damages in bus and truck cases – Tips and techniques to maximize recovery
Lawrence M. Simon
20 Making sense of the discretionary function exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act
Claire Choo
24 Assumption of risk in recreational boating – Finding viable cases for boat passengers
George Ellard
28
A short primer on focus groups
Madelyn J. Chaber and Judy H. Rothschild, Ph.D
32 Non-violence and the practice of law
Marvin E. Krakow
38 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
46
Hawaii Seminar report
What’s New in Tort and Trial – San Mateo – Ilya D. Frangos
Tort and Trial Seminar – Stockton – Lawrence Knapp
Tort and Trial: Valley Style! – Monrae L. English
Now more than ever – Casey R. Johnson
New Lawyers Division report – Kristen Barton
Women’s Caucus Report – Anoush Lancaster
Amicus Curiae update – Kevin K. Green
Volunteer Spotlight – Deborah Rosenthal – Jennifer L. Fiore
Washington update – Linda Lipsen

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March/April 2017, Vol. 47 No. 2
6 Battling Trumpian tort reform
Gregory L. Bentley
8 We fight the good fight
Sharon J. Arkin
10 Retracting an employment offer: What recourse is there?
Deanna L. Maxfield
16 The intersection of collective actions and arbitration
Eric Kingsley
22 Age discrimination in California: A comparison of the ADEA versus FEHA
Kelly Armstrong and Matthew J. Wayne
28
32 Drastic times call for drastic measures, or do they? Consequences for whistleblowers in misappropriating employer information
37 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
44 CAOC legislation in 2017
Nancy Peverini, CAOC Legislative Director
47
News and Notes
Tort & Trial Seminar – Inland Empire – Jason R. Sanchez
CAOC membership madness
Class Action Seminar – Brian S. Kabateck
Palm Springs Seminar report – Jason R. Sanchez
A Changed World – Casey R. Johnson
New Lawyers Division Report – Kristen Barton
Women’s Caucus report – Anoush Lancaster
Amicus Curiae update – Kevin K. Green
Volunteer Spotlight – Abbas Kazerounian – Jennifer L. Fiore
Washington update – Linda Lipsen

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May/June 2017, Vol. 47 No. 3
6 The first Tuesday in May
Gregory L. Bentley
8 Trials and tribulations
Sharon J. Arkin
10 Preparing your client for trial
Aimee Kirby
12 Final trial preparation from this female trial lawyer’s perspective
Christa Haggai Ramey
14 Heads-up: Don’t get caught without an expert under Perry v. Bakewell Hawthorne, LLC
Jennifer L. Fiore
16
Voir dire: More, more, more
Arash Homampour and Scott Boyer
24 How to deal with factored medical bills
Robert Simon and Travis Davis
28 HMOs and Howell – An argument we can win
Robert A. Piering
34 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
45
News and Notes
Half way home - Nancy Peverini
Justice Day 2017 - Paul Woods
The future looks bright - Casey Johnson
Membership Drive
New Lawyers Division Report - Kristen Barton
Women’s Caucus report - Breanne Wesche
Amicus Curiae update - Kevin K. Green
Volunteer Spotlight – Suizi Lin - Jennifer L. Fiore
Unsealed Remington documents posted by Public Justice show defective triggers in millions of rifles could fire on their own - Arthur Bryant
Washington update - Linda Lipsen


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July/August 2017, Vol. 47 No. 4
6 Carpe diem
Gregory L. Bentley
8 Trying your best
Sharon J. Arkin
10 Trending now: Case framing
Mary E. Alexander
14 Better to actually know than think you know: Test your cases with focus groups early and often
Bobby Thompson
18 Avoid disaster: Properly prepare an order of proof
Kristine Meredith
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26 Lessons learned and trial experience gained from lower value personal injury cases
Joshua Cohen Slatkin
30 Special justifications for high punitive damages: Given the current government trend towards deregulation, punitive damages will play an important role in deterring corporate misconduct
William Shernoff and Howard Shernoff
36 Recent Cases
Kevin F. Calcagnie
45
News and Notes
The governor’s desk – Nancy Peverini SCMTLA bowling for charity – Ilya Frangos
Membership Drives
SJCTLA Masters Seminar – Lawrence Knapp
Donald L. Galine Tahoe Seminar Report – Anne Marie Murphy
Diversity Committee: On the move – Casey R. Johnson
New Lawyers Division report – Kristen K. Barton
Women’s Caucus report – Sarah London
Amicus Curiae update – Kevin K. Green
Volunteer Spotlight – Edie Mermelstein – Jennifer L. Fiore
Washington update – Linda Lipsen

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September/October 2017, Vol. 47 No. 5
 
November/December 2017, Vol. 47 No. 6