Effort to Promote Good Faith Tactics in the Courtroom
Starting January 1, 2015, trial courts will be able to award reasonable expenses and attorney fees incurred by a party due to the bad-faith actions or frivolous tactics used by the other party. Thanks to Assembly Bill No. 2494 trial courts will now have a tool to correct bad behavior during litigation. The hope is that this law will discourage behaviors that harm the other party and cause unnecessary delays. However, there is a high burden of proof. Therefore, this law might only apply in extreme situations. Read full article here.