Contractor Prevails in Part Against CalOSHA in Valley Fever Case
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by Garret Murai
2w ago
Fever. Specifically, Valley fever. Caused by the fungus Coccidioides. It lives in the top two to 12 inches of soil, can become airborne when the soil ..read more
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AGC’s 2024 Construction Outlook. Infrastructure is Bright but Office-Geddon is Not
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by Garret Murai
1M ago
The Associated General Contractors of America has issued its 2024 Construction Outlook. According to its survey of construction contractors throughout the United States, contractors have a ..read more
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Homeowner Who Wins Case Against Swimming Pool Contractor Gets a Splash of Cold Water When it Comes to Attorneys’ Fees
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by Garret Murai
1M ago
Looking outside as of late it seems like the glorious, sun-drenched days of Summer are just a nostalgic memory of days long gone. So, to bring ..read more
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9th Circuit Plumbs Through the Federal and State False Claims Acts
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by Garret Murai
1M ago
You may have heard of the False Claims Act and know that it penalizes companies and individuals in contract with the government who present false claims ..read more
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You Say Tomato, I Say Tomahto. But When it Comes to the CalOSHA Appeals Board, They Can Say it Any Way They Please
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by Garret Murai
2M ago
We lawyers do a fair amount of reading. Documents. Court decisions. Passive aggressive correspondence from opposing counsel. As well as statutes, regulations and administrative guidance. And ..read more
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Jury Could Have Found That Scissor Lift Manufacturer Should Have Included “Better” Safety Features
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by Garret Murai
2M ago
A few years ago I listened to an NPR segment called “What Can Kids Learn by Doing Dangerous Things?” It was about a summer program called ..read more
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2024 Construction Law Update
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by Garret Murai
3M ago
We would like to wish you and yours a happy holiday season as we approach 2024. The first half of the 2023-2024 legislative session saw the ..read more
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Hirer Not Liable Under Privette Doctrine Where Hirer Had Knowledge of Condition, but not that Condition Posed a Concealed Hazard
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by Garret Murai
3M ago
The Privette doctrine, so-called because of a case of the same name, Privette v. Superior Court , 5 Cal.4th 698 (1993), provides a rebuttable presumption that ..read more
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Motion for Summary Judgment Gets Pooped Upon
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by Garret Murai
3M ago
I’ve read some crappy motions over the years, some of which opposing counsel might even attribute to me, but I don’t think I’ve ever written about ..read more
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Claims Litigated Under Government Claims Act Must “Fairly Reflect” Factual Claims Made in Underlying Government Claim
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by Garret Murai
4M ago
Unlike horseshoes and hand grenades, close sometimes isn’t close enough. In the next case, Hernandez v. City of Stockton, 90 Cal.App.5th 1222 (2023), the Third District ..read more
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