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The Most Common Legal Cases in California

Jun 12, 2019 11:02:00 AM / by Tony Depa posted in california, litigation, decisions, motion, state court, statistics

  Statistics are essential when it comes to establishing legal precedent and the likelihood of success in your motions or cases. For this article, we’ve created a list of some of the most popular cases on the Trellis platform.
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Overburdened Dockets: A Comparison of Two Solutions

May 29, 2019 12:28:06 PM / by Caitlin posted in california, litigation, supreme court, federal, state court, state law, motion to dismiss, motion for demurrer, demurrer

The United States District Courts adopted the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) in 1938. Drafted in reference to the types of cases most common at the time, these rules were designed to regulate pre-trial pleading and discovery practices. In doing so, they presented three pre-trial mechanisms for undermining a plaintiff’s complaint, one of which is a motion to dismiss—Rule 12(b)(6).
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Redefining the Judge and the Jury: Motions for Summary Judgment

May 15, 2019 3:04:00 PM / by Caitlin posted in california, litigation, state court, los angeles, motion for summary judgment

How 3 SCOTUS Decisions Altered the Summary Judgment Landscape in California Courts 1986 was an important year for summary judgment motions. The United States Supreme Court had just issued three decisions about the scope of summary judgments in federal courts, all of which sought to clarify the burdens placed on parties and the standards regarding evidence and proof.
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Judge Analytics: A Closer Look at Our Most Visited Judges

May 1, 2019 12:44:00 PM / by Caitlin posted in california, decisions, judge bios, judge analysis, state court

Here at Trellis, we have been curious about how our visitors have been using our website. Last week we identified the most visited judge biographies as well as the most visited judge reports. Here is a closer look at our most popular sitting judges, the Hon. Mitchell L. Beckloff and the Hon. David W. Abbott.
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The Most Popular California Judges

Apr 24, 2019 12:55:00 PM / by Caitlin posted in california, supreme court, judge bios, judge analysis

We became curious about the judges who are most interesting to our site-goers, when they are viewed, and how much of the web activity is dedicated to looking up judges. Here are some judge analytics....
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Legal Analytics: Policing as a Source of Revenue, Quotas as a Source of Metrics

Apr 17, 2019 1:30:00 PM / by Caitlin posted in california, legal analytics, police

A Monterey Police officer filed a lawsuit against the City of Monterey in California on November 28, 2018. The reason? His superiors had allegedly instituted a quota system, ordering officers to issue a set number of traffic citations each month.
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Increase in Elder Abuse Claims in Los Angeles County

Mar 27, 2019 6:46:00 AM / by Caitlin posted in california, legal analytics, state court, elder abuse, los angeles

Elder abuse is difficult to measure statistically, as it often remains largely hidden. Abusive acts may be committed in the privacy of someone’s home. It may start with a phone call, a telemarketer offering a get-rich-quick scheme, or it may manifest as more tangible physical and/or emotional abuse by relatives or caretakers. As such, researchers and policy makers lack reliable statistical data, a fact that only adds more complexity to the issue.
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California Tightens its Grip on Ridesharing Laws

Mar 25, 2019 3:15:49 PM / by Anita posted in california, uber, lyft, ridesharing, legislation, California Utilities Public Commission, CUPC, law

The California Utilities Public Commission (CUPC) regulates privately owned public utilities in the state of California. On September 19, 2013, California became the first state to regulate Transportation Network Companies (TNC), such as Uber Technologies and Lyft. In 2017, the CUPC reinforced the use of criminal national background checks for prospective drivers to ensure consumer safety. A TNC driver is to undergo a background check prior to being hired and the TNC is required to repeat this process at least once a year.
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Gun Control: Can Change Really Happen?

Mar 12, 2019 6:34:06 AM / by Jennifer posted in gun control, california, legislation, law

Preventable shootings have unacceptably become an all-too-familiar part of our media cycle. We’re all pretty well fed up with moments of silence and nothing more by way of change. Countless students around the country have made it clear that they are too.
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The People of California vs. Homelessness: What Lawyers Can Do To Help

Mar 6, 2019 7:00:37 AM / by Matt posted in california, law, homeless, homelessness, lawyers

The state of California is currently experiencing a major housing crisis. Despite the passage of several recent measures and propositions funding new developments that will eventually provide spaces for thousands of families, the most recent count by the Homeless Services Authority estimates there are somewhere in the neighborhood of 50,000 people in Los Angeles alone that are currently homeless. The problem is enormously complicated and solving it completely will take meaningful and concerted action at the legislative and political levels. However, while we’re waiting for that to happen there are a few things that lawyers looking to make a difference can do to help stem the tide and keep real people off the streets.
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