When can you appear by telephone via court call and is it a good idea?
Effective January 1st, the Rules of Court were amended. Rule 3.670 makes it clear that the Legislature has adopted a policy favoring telephonic appearances and encourages all courts to uniformly permit them.
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This is the third in our series of recent case reports:
California Civil Code section 1747.08 (Song-Beverly Credit Act of 1971) prohibits retailers from requesting or requiring as a condition of accepting a credit card as payment that the cardholder provide “personal identification information” that is then recorded in some fashion. In Pineda v. Williams Sonoma (2011) 51 Cal.4th 524, 527-528, the Supreme Court held that a person’s ZIP code constitutes “personal identification information” within the meaning of CC section 1747.08.
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Homeward designated CT Corp. System as its agent for service of process. Ramos filed suit against Homeward and sent his process server to Homeward’s Irvine branch office. The process server asked for the person in charge, handed her the summons and complaint–despite her statement that she was not authorized to accept service–and then mailed a copy to the Irvine office addressed only to Homeward, as he had not obtained the woman’s name.
Continue reading Actual Knowledge Won’t Cure Defective Service of Process
St. Mary v. Superior Court (Schellenberg) 14 CDOS 1242 (1/31/14)
Lisa St. Mary gave her life savings to a company based on a radio ad she had heard; the company promised to invest in renovating real property. St. Mary lost her investment, the company went bankrupt, and she sued its principals for fraud.
Continue reading Consequences for Late Responses to Requests for Admission