Kubiak v. County of Ravalli

Kubiak v. County of Ravalli Once a party makes a settlement offer in the form of an offer of judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68, they cannot withdraw it!  In Kubiak v. County of Ravalli, 32 F.4th 1182, 1187-92 (9th Cir. 2022), the Ninth Circuit recently held that a Rule 68 offer of […]

Negligence Duty of Care & Loan Servicing

Negligence Duty of Care & Loan Modifications In Sheen v. Wells Fargo Bank, the California Supreme Court has settled a split of authority over the application of a general negligence duty of care to loan modification applications. In Sheen, the Second Appellate District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of claims against Wells Fargo […]

What Lies Beneath: The Hidden Costs of Standard Form Contracts

What Lies Beneath: The Hidden Costs of Standard Form Contracts With the advent of online legal services and downloadable templates for every type of contract imaginable, many individuals and business owners have taken legal drafting into their own hands. For a few hundred dollars, or sometimes even for “free”, anyone with a computer or smart […]

How To Prevent Business Liability & Litigation: The Importance Of Being Proactive

How To Prevent Business Liability & Litigation: The Importance Of Being Proactive If you are a business owner, chances are you would go to great lengths to prevent liability and litigation. Litigation and common business liabilities can be very costly to businesses and take a long time to resolve. So why do so many business […]

Pasadena Attorney Wins Significant Victory in 21 Year Legal Battle

Pasadena Attorney Wins Significant Victory in 21 Year Legal Battle Tom Bunn, partner at Pasadena law firm, Lagerlof, LLP, recently scored a significant victory in the California court of appeal in a 21-year legal battle when the court held that a municipal water supplier could not tap into an over pumped groundwater basin and acquire […]