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Issue 46 | June 2020

California Courts begin to Reopen and how Covid-19 may impact Juror Decision-Making

Several counties in California have begun to reopen their Courts as concerns over the current pandemic are beginning to relax. These changes to court protocol change rapidly and frequently and as we resume jury trials; law firms need to take into consideration the potential effect Juror psychology may have changed during this Pandemic.

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By:  John H. Shaffery

Traffic Collision on the Clock! Is The Employer Liable?

When traffic collisions are caused by an employee who is on the clock, the employer can be held liable through a legal concept called vicarious liability, or respondeat superior. Fortunately for employers, the law gives way to reason in allowing employers to avoid that liability if the employee was not acting within the scope of his employment duties.

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By:  Jaion Chung

Featured Verdict: Auto v. Motorcycle

On February 6, 2020 a jury entered a verdict in favor of plaintiff Joel Larson in the amount of $615,000 and against defendant Brigid Mary O’Reilly.

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