Publication | Business Law Attorneys
Poole & Shaffery, LLP
Issue 79 | March 2023

The Personal Knowledge Requirement Gets Personal

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal held that much (but not all) information learned by a person most knowledgeable (“PMK”) witness in preparation for a deposition is inadmissible hearsay. Additionally, a non-expert witness cannot avoid the personal knowledge requirement of Cal. Evid. Code § 702 by being designated as a “corporate representative.”

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By:  John H. Shaffery

California Asks Ninth Circuit to Essentially Eliminated Motions to Dismiss for False Advertising Claims

It is no secret that federal district courts situated in California typically impose stricter pleading requirements that their counterparts in the Superior Court of California.

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By:  Jason A. Benkner

FEATURED VERDICT: Car Dealership Hit With $4 Million Verdict Regarding Fatal Accident Caused by Employee During his Day Off

Schwweissinger v. Crown Dodge (Ventura County Superior Court No. 56-2019-00524183-CU-PA-VTA): On October 21, 2022 a jury entered a verdict of $4 million for a wrongful death auto accident against Crown Dodge, a car dealership in Ventura County.

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