Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A ship through the postjudgment minefield

Image result for minefieldThe latest issue of Los Angeles Lawyer has an article by Michael Shipley titled "Maroney's Minefield: California's complicated rules for obtaining a new trial can lead all but the most careful to an unfair result" starting on page 29, about Maroney v. Iacobsohn (2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 473. He notes that California postjudgment procedure is a confusing statutory quagmire that "makes little sense, particularly to lawyers more familiar with federal practice."