July 2013

A New Federal Courthouse for Humboldt County

On July 8, 2013 developers and officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new federal courthouse construction.  The new courthouse will be located in the Airport Business Park in McKinleyville and along with the new courtroom will also provide office space for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the Probation Department, the District Clerk, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S.


New Abalone Regulations for 2014

After considering a number of options, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced new restrictions for the California abalone sport fishery last month. On June 26, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to reduce the annual limit from twenty four to eighteen abalone with no more than nine taken from Sonoma and Marin Counties. The Commission also voted to modify the start time for the fishing day from one half hour before sunrise to 8 a.m. and to impose a closure at Ft. Ross in Sonoma County.


A Plaintiff's Practical Guide to Motions In Limine

Every plaintiff’s attorney has a “love/hate” relationship with motions in limine. On the one hand these motions serve the vital function of preventing defendants from introducing irrelevant and prejudicial evidence. On the other hand defendants use these same motions to try to handcuff plaintiff’s counsel and sabotage the plaintiff’s case. This article briefly discusses how plaintiff’s attorneys can use such motions to achieve their goals while preventing or limiting the damage done by defendants.

What is a Motion in Limine?


CalTrans Found Liable for Dangerous Highway

Janssen Malloy LLP is currently involved in a case against CalTrans, who along with Department of Parks and Recreation, has refused to make Highway 36 safe for drivers trying to exit Grizzly Creek State Park.  As a result, there have been multiple accidents at this location and near accidents occur every week according to at least one park employee.  In 2011 an elderly woman lost her husband in one such accident attempting to leave the park.