I Have a Judgment. Now What?

As anyone can tell you that has been through a lawsuit, it is a long, challenging and arduous experience.  Starting from the filing of the complaint, serving the defendant(s) with the complaint, conducting written discovery and depositions to the trial, there are many obstacles in the way of obtaining a judgment against a defendant.  Assuming, for purposes of this article, that you have overcome the legal hurdles necessary to obtain a judgment; congratulations, you now have another fight on your hands. Continue reading

What is a Class-Action Lawsuit?

A class action lawsuit allows a civil lawsuit to be brought by numerous plaintiffs, either individuals or business entities, against one or more defendants.  The purpose of a class action lawsuit is to make the resolution of similar claims by multiple plaintiffs against defendants more efficient for both the courts and the parties. Continue reading

California Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations sets forth the time limit an individual or company has to file a lawsuit from the date of wrongdoing.  The length of time a party has to file a lawsuit from the date of wrongdoing depends on the nature of the lawsuit, e.g. personal injury, breach of contract, etc.   Below are the current California statute of limitations for the most common types of lawsuits. Continue reading

What Constitutes Fraud in California?

It is common in lawsuit for breach of contract, the non-breaching party also brings a claim for fraud. Fraud is a very general legal term.  More importantly, there are several different types of fraud that can be committed.  One type of fraud, which is typically the most common, is intentional fraud or deceit. Continue reading

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