Calif. Court Cuts Push Attys To Alter Litigation Tactics

Law360, San Diego (December 12, 2013, 10:14 PM EST) -- Longer delays in bringing cases to trial due to years of crippling budget cuts in the California courts are putting pressure on some law firms’ bottom lines, and driving attorneys to tackle information sharing with opposing counsel more proactively and to take other steps to bring suits to a speedy resolution, lawyers say.

Nearly $1 billion in budget reductions to the California Judicial Branch over the past five years have forced state courts to lay off and furlough staff, close courts and cut hours. Although $63...
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