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Trial Court Need Only Rule On Evidentiary Objections That It Deems Material To Summary Judgment/Adjudication Motion (SB 470)

SB 470 provides that in granting or denying a motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication, the trial court need rule only on objections made to evidence that the court deems material to the disposition of the motion. Any objections to evidence not ruled on for purposes of the motion are preserved for appellate review.… Continue Reading

School Teacher With Breast Cancer Could Proceed With Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Swanson v. Morongo Unified School Dist., 2014 WL 7399317 (Cal. Ct. App. 2014) Lauralyn Swanson was a teacher for the Yucca Valley Elementary School who was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. After the district’s board of education voted not to renew Swanson’s contract, Swanson sued for discrimination based on medical condition, denial … Continue Reading

Hirer Of Independent Contractor May Not Be Sued For Injuries Sustained By Worker

Gravelin v. Satterfield, 200 Cal. App. 4th 1209 (2011) Gary Gravelin was injured while installing a satellite dish on the roof of a residence. Although Gravelin received workers’ compensation benefits from his employer, he sued the homeowners. The trial court granted summary judgment to the homeowners on the ground that in the absence of an … Continue Reading
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