Courts in California Over the period 2008-2013, the financial crisis affecting California's courts has caused: 46 courthouses to close 164 courtrooms to close 1,885 court employees to lose their jobs $1.2 billion to be cut from the state courts' budget Source: Assembly […]

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice in California Ballot Measure: Proposition 46 by Ben Adlin A 39-year-old limit on medical malpractice damages doesn't translate easily to a 30-second campaign spot. But a confluence of frustration, tragedy, and political bargaining has California consumer attorneys […]


Settlement in California Good Faith Settlements All litigators need to know the statutory rules governing good faith settlements. By Gilda R. Turitz. She is a partner and litigation practice group leader at Sideman & Bancroft in San Francisco. When one defendant in a multiparty case […]


Counsel in California Right to counsel in civil trials by Mike Rosen (2012) San Francisco experiments with the right to counsel in civil trials. A city ordinance signed by Mayor Ed Lee in April 2012 has made San Francisco the first city in the nation to create a guaranteed right to civil […]