9 03, 2017

Power of the Lunchtime Workout

By |2017-05-09T19:40:24+00:00March 9th, 2017|Learn the Law with Libutti|0 Comments

As a former UCSD water polo player and triathlete, I exercised 3 to 6 hours per day. That regimen is no longer attainable. Nonetheless, I understand that physical activity is vital to my well-being. Now is the perfect time to develop good habits to fit our demanding work schedules. I advocate for the lunchtime workout. [...]

1 03, 2017

Here a Duty, There a Duty, Everywhere a Duty

By |2017-05-08T20:41:14+00:00March 1st, 2017|Learn the Law with Libutti|0 Comments

In the wrongful death case of Annocki v. Peterson Enterprises, LLC, (2014) 232 Cal.App.4th 32, a patron of Geoffrey’s restaurant in Malibu, California, encountered the center divider on Pacific Coast Highway when he attempted to make a left turn out of the restaurant’s duty free parking lot. While in the process of reversing to the [...]

1 03, 2017

Privette Doctrine

By |2017-05-08T20:39:41+00:00March 1st, 2017|Learn the Law with Libutti, Residential|0 Comments

THE PRIVETTE DOCTRINE - THE LIABILITY OF OWNERS AND GENERAL CONTRACTORS FOR CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS Introduction For over 20 years, the “Privette Doctrine” has governed the extent of liability for general contractors and property owners. The doctrine deals with work site injuries suffered by a subcontractor’s employees. In Privette v. Superior Court (1993) 5 Cal. 4th [...]

27 02, 2017

When Private Property Becomes a Public Problem

By |2017-05-08T20:37:04+00:00February 27th, 2017|Learn the Law with Libutti|0 Comments

The phrase “Keep your hands to yourself” might easily pass as a parental guidance. What most people fail to know is that it has far-reaching implications from a legal perspective. At times, a person might do something that adversely impacts others. If such a person creates a dangerous condition near a public space, may the [...]

27 02, 2017

To Show, or Not To Show

By |2017-05-08T20:35:20+00:00February 27th, 2017|Learn the Law with Libutti|0 Comments

Often, without second thought, you hurriedly show clients documents, notes or reports to refresh their recollection prior to a deposition. Sometimes a variety of case documents are mailed or emailed to the deponent for review. This is done with the expectation that the information is unquestionably protected from production by the attorney work product doctrine. [...]

25 02, 2017

FHA Violation = Intent to Discriminate? Not So Fast!

By |2017-05-08T20:04:17+00:00February 25th, 2017|Learn the Law with Libutti|0 Comments

Holding In a closely followed housing discrimination case, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs et al. v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. et al., (U.S. June 25, 2015), the United States Supreme Court (highest court in the land) held that FHA (Fair Housing Act) claims based on disparate impact are cognizable (susceptible to the jurisdiction [...]