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  • Co-Parenting With a High Conflict Person

    Published On: April 1, 2024

                Co-parenting with a high-conflict person (“HCP”) can be mentally, physically, emotionally, and even financially draining. HCPs frequently engage in patterns of high conflict behavior that increase, rather than reduce or avoid, conflict. The conduct can be intentional, defensive, sporadic, and even pathological.  If you are co-parenting with an HCP, you may notice that your ex seems to thrive on conflict and is energized with each emotionally fueled exchange, while you feel depleted, frustrated, and utterly baffled by the unfairness of it all.  […]

  • Is the Failure to Follow the “Surfing Code and Rules of Etiquette” Grounds for Liability?

    Published On: March 29, 2024

                You avid readers of the Law Review know we have written about plenty of sports injury cases, where the party that allegedly caused the injury and was sued, defends on the basis that the injured party “assumed the risk.” Assumption of the risk defenses are common for snow skiing injuries, but according to the Second District Court of Appeal no assumption of the risk case has ever been decided regarding surfing. Until now.


                Patrick […]

  • Porter’s Recommendations for March 5 Primary

    Published On: February 9, 2024

                I receive a lot of requests for my election recommendations columns. Hard to believe, huh. Last year I received an email from one reader who was most appreciative of my support column. It made it easy for him to know who NOT to vote for. Glad to help.

                Today’s column features my, always humble, suggestions for the March 5th election for Placer and Nevada Counties. Not much going on so this won’t take long.

                President of the United […]

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