Trellis Blog - Legal Analytics

Motions to Dismiss: A Loosely Defined Power

May 23, 2019 11:30:00 AM / by Caitlin posted in litigation, judge analysis, state court, state law, motion to dismiss

The California Code of Civil Procedure presents an elaborate statutory scheme through which a defendant can dismiss an action. Broadly stipulated in section 581(b), these provisions concern the logistics of court proceedings. Has the case been abandoned by the plaintiff? Has either party not appeared at trial? Has a plaintiff failed to amend a successfully demurred complaint? Throughout California this code has brought mixed results over the years.
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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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Legal Analytics: California's Law Enforcement Officer Misconduct Litigation

Feb 5, 2019 8:00:54 AM / by nickrishwain posted in prison, legal analytics, litigation, research

Over the past ten years, we've been bombarded with news of law enforcement officer and police officer misconduct.  And it seems, it may be getting worse.
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Research your judge's background

Jan 25, 2019 5:49:50 PM / by davidtrellis posted in litigation, Superior Court, judge bios, judge analysis, state court

Let's say you're planning to file a motion in state court. You'll have to tell your client about the judge, and you'll want to know how to tailor your motion. With Trellis you can get your judge's bio and a statistical breakdown of the judge's rulings.
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