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Recent Changes to Jury Fee Rules

By Jean-Simon Serrano |

In California, if you demand a jury trial, you are required to pay a deposit for exercising that right. In recent years, prior to June 5, 2012, the Code of Civil Procedure § 631(b) read: “Each party demanding a jury trial shall deposit advance jury fees with the clerk or judge. The total amount… Read More »


By Dennis Stout |

The domino effect of the budget shortfalls in the State of California court system continues to develop. Previously the Los Angeles Superior Court system announced the closure of four civil courtrooms in Pomona. Most recently, the San Bernardino County Superior Court system has announced that the entire Chino courthouse will close effective January 1,… Read More »

A Remedy Remains: “Stolen Valor” is Still Fraud

By Sara Morgan |

Although the Supreme Court recently overturned the Stolen Valor Act of 2006, there are still legal consequences for lying about receiving awards and medals won through military service. Indeed, the ruling in U.S. v. Alvarez does not constitute an endorsement for stealing valor. Instead, in finding the Act unconstitutional, the Court determined only that… Read More »

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