Columns: A Little Help Here?

By: Benjamin G. Shatz
– Daily Journal

Appellate partner Benjamin Shatz authored an article for Daily Journal about the Code of Civil Procedure Section 166.1, which allows the judge, at the request of a party or counsel, to include in an order “a belief that there is a controlling question of law as to which there are substantial grounds for difference of opinion, appellate resolution of which may materially advance the conclusion of the litigation.” In the article, Shatz discusses how this statute came to exist as a means to encourage the California Court of Appeals to review a matter, and its—apparent—infrequent use since enactment in 2002.



pursuant to New York DR 2-101(f)

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