Developments in California Trial Practice

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"Analysis and commentary on recent California appellate decisions and legislation of interest to trial lawyers and judges." Posts are summaries of recent appellate and Supreme Court cases.

Author: Gregory Ward, a former 20-year Superior Court judge, is a trial lawyer with McManis Faulkner in San Jose, Calif. Prior to taking the bench, he was in private practice, specializing in business and intellectual property litigation, and a federal prosecutor.

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