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Removing a case from state court to federal court is the topic of this article.  The most common grounds for removing a case from a state court to federal court are that the complaint filed in the state court case involves a federal question as specified in 28 U.S.C....
A motion for summary judgment in California is the topic of this article. The statutory authorization for a motion for summary judgment in California is found in Code of Civil Procedure section 437c(a)(1) which states in pertinent part that, “Any party may move for summary judgment in any action...
Requests for production of documents and special interrogatories in California are the topic of this article.  This article is the second in a two part series that will discuss the various discovery methods utilized in litigation in California.  The information in this article only applies to unlimited civil cases...
Discovery makes or breaks litigation.  Knowing how discovery tools work enables a litigant to get the most out of their case.  Requests for admission and depositions in California are the topic of this article.  This article is the first in a two part series that will discuss the various...
Depositions in California are the topic of this article. Depositions in California are authorized by Code of Civil Procedure section 2025.010 which states in pertinent part that, “Any party may obtain discovery … by taking in California the oral deposition of any person, including any party to the action. The...
How to vacate a judgment in California is the topic of this article. This article will discuss four of the most common methods by which a default or judgment can be vacated in California. DISCRETIONARY RELIEF UNDER CCP SECTION 473(b) The first and most well known method for vacating a default...

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