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S.C. Limits Scope of ‘Component Parts’ Protection

June 24, 2016 | Met News
A rule that protects manufacturers from liability, when their products have been incorporated into a new product that is held defective, is inapplicable when it is the component part that causes injury, the state Supreme Court ruled yesterday.
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CASA executive director Marilyn Barr retiring

June 23, 2016 | Visalia Times Delta
She has been doing that for the last 18 years, as she expanded and improved CASA so that it is respected and honored by the court system and child welfare services. At the end of June, she is retiring.

Interpreter Shortage Deprives Justice in Santa Clara County Courts

June 23, 2016 | San Jose Insider
The judge calls a name, but it’s not Gonzalez. His eyebrows tighten with concern. He swivels his head to look at interpreter Mariela Phelan-Caceres. At any moment, she might be whisked away to a higher-stakes trial, and he’ll have wasted another day in court.

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Audio: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Access 3D

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye lays the foundation for reforms within the branch to make access to justice physical, remote, and equal. 

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