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PROPERTY OWNERS PROTECTED FROM LAWSUITS FILED BY RECREATIONAL USERS OF THEIR LAND

November 18, 2022|

            California’s Recreational Use Statute, section 846 of the Civil Code, is one of my favorites. It’s a favorite because it often applies to our area where outdoorsy types use private property for lots of reasons, including fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking and biking. Any chance I get I throw in a plug for the Recreational Use Statute.

MOTOCROSS TRACK ACCIDENT

            One day in 2014, 18-year-old Gunner Young invited Mikayla Hoffmann to go motorcycle riding in his parents’ backyard on a motocross track he and his dad built.

            Long …

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Skip the Skittles?

October 28, 2022|

            Halloween is here. Ghosts, ghouls, and gluttons abound. Copious amounts of candy will be devoured in the coming days. A tradition with deleterious health effects. Save the children, save yourselves. Carrots, not candy. Let that be your trick-or-treat mantra. And…risk eggs raining down on your home while you rail against innocent indulgence in sugary sweets.

            But fear not conscientious citizens. Rest easy knowing lawyers are out there protecting us from ourselves. Coiffed, French-cuffed crusaders making candy safer one lawsuit at a time. Skittles – “America’s …

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PORTER’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VOTING ON NOVEMBER 8

October 17, 2022|

            Ballots for the November 8th election have been mailed, and I am fielding inquiries from folks wondering when my annual election column will be published. Be careful what you wish for.

            This year we are combining in one column a few statewide matters with local elections and Measures. I skip a local election when our office represents the district or when I am not confident my input is of any value. There is a lot going on and it’s complicated. Do your homework.

            Governor:      You already know I support Governor Gavin but Brian …

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