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Mar 14, 2023 Robert A. Olson
Daily Journal: “On Judgments”

GMSR’s Bob Olson writes that a recent case currently pending before the California Supreme Court—Meinhart v. City of Sunnyvale (2022) 76 Cal.App.5th 43—”highlights the confusion in California law as to what is or is not a judgment.”

To clear up this confusion in the law, Bob suggests that:

  1. California should adopt the federal separate judgment rule;
  2. Attorney fee motions and motions for Code of Civil Procedure section 998 costs should stay the finality of judgments; and
  3. Judgments should be cut down to contain only the information essential to enforcement.

To read the full article “On Judgments” click HERE (subscription required).