Category Archives: Federal Practice

Differences Between Discovery in California State Court and Federal Court: Hold on Discovery in Federal Court Until Parties Confer

The California Discovery Act allows a Plaintiff to serve written discovery on the defendant as soon as ten days after service of the summons and complaint. (See, e.g., Code of Civil Procedure ยง 2030.020 [interrogatories].) But if you find yourself … Continue reading

Surprise! When your case gets removed to federal court and totally does not belong there.

California litigators who have never practiced in federal court, and who may not even be admitted in any federal court, can be caught off guard when unscrupulous opposing counsel removes a case to federal court on tenuous or frivolous grounds. … Continue reading

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