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Navigating the Domestication of Foreign Judgments and Arbitration Awards in California

Enforcing judgments and arbitration awards across borders can be a streamlined but complex process. In California, this process typically involves either utilizing the Uniform Foreign Money Judgments Recognition Act (UFMJRA) or the California Arbitration Act (CAA) and the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). While the legal frameworks exist to streamline the domestication process, it still requires careful attention to detail and often necessitates the expertise of experienced legal professionals—especially where you have a malingering debtor. 

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Leveraging the Power of Disability Access Laws: Maximizing Recovery in Premises Liability Cases

The Unruh Civil Rights Act affords an often-overlooked, but very powerful tool to plaintiffs litigating premises liability claims under certain circumstances. For disabled individuals injured due to dangerous property conditions, asserting a claim for violation of disability access provisions under the Unruh Act can be a game-changer, offering significant tactical benefits and potential for substantial added recovery.

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Requests for Admission: One of the More Powerful Tool in a Civil Litigators Toolbox

Requests for Admission (RFAs) are a type of discovery tool used in California civil litigation to narrow the scope of controversy in a case. RFAs are written requests asking the opposing party to admit or deny certain facts or the authenticity of certain documents. If the opposing party admits to a fact or document, it is considered true and does not need to be proven at trial. This can save time and money by taking issues off the table. This is particularly true for requests for admission regarding the genuineness

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Navigating the Legal Odyssey: A Comprehensive Timeline of Civil Litigation in California

Civil litigation in California is a multifaceted and time-consuming process, often likened to a marathon made up of repeated sprints and ending with a long sprint to the finish line. This article offers an in-depth exploration of the various stages and critical elements of a typical civil litigation matter in the Golden State, from the preliminary pre-suit investigation to the culmination of post-trial appeals.

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Prejudgment Writs of Attachment: The Strategic Benefits

In collections cases, securing payment from a debtor can often be a challenging, time-consuming, and costly process, especially with dilatory or slippery debtors. California law provides creditors with a powerful tool to expedite the recovery process: prejudgment writs of attachment. These legal remedies offer significant strategic benefits for plaintiffs, helping them protect their interests, increase the likelihood of successful debt recovery, and even shape the course of litigation.

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Defending Facilities-Based Disability Rights Lawsuits in California: Strategies for Compliance and Litigation

California has stringent accessibility requirements for businesses to ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to public places. While the intention behind these laws is noble, many businesses find themselves embroiled in facilities-based disability rights lawsuits, often concerning physical barriers to access. In this article, we’ll explore strategies for defending against such lawsuits, focusing on proactive compliance measures, federal lawsuits, and claims in state court.

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