Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Carnes v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - February 7, 2005)

I enjoyed Part I of this opinion, which consisted almost exclusively of an -- entirely justifed -- slam on Judge Baker (in Placer County) for simply rubber stamping findings of fact and evidentiary rulings prepared by the prevailing party on a motion for summary judgment. There are several judges who do this on occasion, and it is always distressing. I was glad Justice Robie took the time and effort to gracefully, yet forcefully, condemn the practice in a published opinion.