Agreements – Part 1

An agreement can be defined as “a negotiated and usually legally enforceable understanding between two or more legally competent parties. Although a binding contract can (and often does) result from an agreement, an agreement typically documents the give-and-take of a negotiated settlement and a contract specifies the minimum acceptable standard of performance.” (Source: BusinessDirectory) Drafting … Read more

California Courts New Year Rule Changes

The New Year has ushered in a host of changes, amendments, new rules, and repealed rules for the California Courts. Of particular mention are the changes affecting Civil Litigation the 12 California Counties covered by Smartrules including: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Bernardino, Orange, San Mateo, Ventura, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego and Contra Costa.   … Read more

California Code of Civil Procedure 2025 – Depositions

The California Code of Civil Procedure 2025 covers oral depositions during discovery. The code states how depositions may be taken of an individual, a public or private organization, a partnership, an association or a government agency.   Additionally, the code also outlines how defendants can approach deposition and deposition notice. This code requires a party wishing … Read more