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Welcome to the Official Blog of Simas & Associates, Ltd. Below, please find recent postings from our firm in regards to items of interest concerning our law firm, our cities, state, and nation, and our legal practice areas and service. We try to update frequenty, so check back often.

10 Reasons Never to Lie to Your Attorney

Our short take – no, never, please don’t, and please avoid at all costs. However, if you must be provided with more explicit reasons, please know that lying to your attorney is really a lose-lose situation. Lying to your attorney is perhaps the most counter-productive thing you can possibly do. Your attorney is bound by […]

Exhaustion of Remedies

An often overlooked defense to many claims or causes of action is the failure to exhaust remedies.  The concept of the defense is that a plaintiff or claimant must first present and exhaust any internal review of their potential claim, as well as the appropriate external review of that internal claim process, before independently pursuing […]

Avoiding Discovery Sanctions through Non-Oppositions

Hypothetical Plaintiffs serve discovery requests for special interrogatories and production of documents on your clients, the Defendants. At the time, you had just undergone a planned surgery and thus were in no shape to be able to timely respond. As a result, you request and are granted several extensions to serve responses. Eventually, you draft […]

Disorderly House

A “disorderly house” is a legal term of art in the state of California. Under the Business & Professions Code, premises licensed by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control that disturb the neighborhood or are maintained for purposes which are injurious to the public morals, health, convenience or safety, are considered a disorderly house. […]

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