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A party moving to compel arbitration need not authenticate the opposing party's signature on the agreement containing the arbitration clause in its initial moving papers, but can wait until after the opposing party has challenged the authenticity of his signature, so defendant's supplemental declaration which was submitted after its moving papers but before plaintiff's opposition was not untimely.  Read More

Whether the burden on the employer of allowing two 10-minute rest breaks in the middle of the work periods before and after the meal break justified the employer’s practice of allowing only one 20-minute rest break before the meal break was a disputed factual issue precluding summary judgment.  Read More

Policeman stated a viable claim for wrongful termination in violation of his First Amendment rights by alleging that he was demoted because the police department mistakenly thought it observed him supporting a rival candidate for mayor instead of the incumbent.  Read More

Trust beneficiary did not have any right to obtain information about the disposition of assets while the trust was revocable.  Read More

A 998 offer requiring the opposing party to enter into a settlement agreement is not a valid 998 offer; while cases have allowed a 998 offer to demand a release, a settlement agreement is different, more extensive and more subject to disagreement as to form and contents.  Read More

The use of a settled statement on appeal (in lieu of a reporter's transcript) does not negate the implied findings doctrine if the parties have waived a statement of decision, since the settled statement is a record of what was said, rather than a record of the trial court's reasoning Read More

Defendant’s anti-SLAPP motion was properly denied in a suit based on his public distribution of a video of fight between two neighbors, not involving any public figure or  issue of public interest. Read More

The trial court violated a class action defendant’s due process rights by awarding plaintiffs' attorneys fees based on their time records which the court reviewed in camera and refused to let the defendant see.  Read More

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