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Over the years, Morris Polich & Purdy LLP has earned a distinguished reputation in appellate advocacy.

MPP has 119 published appellate opinions. Eight are landmark decisions from the California Supreme Court.

Our appellate practice follows a collaborative procedure. Strategies are vetted at roundtable discussions by each attorney involved in the appeal. It's a process that works.

It is this kind of experience and expertise that leads general counsels and other law firms to turn to MPP for their appellate matters.


 
 
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Unintended Consequences of Intentional Discharges of Pollutants are not “Accidental,” and thus Pollution Exclusion Applies
, November 12, 2013
According to the Second Circuit, the proper question to ask regarding the term “accidental” in a pollution exclusion is whether the initial discharge is intentional, not whether any later overflow or seepage was intended. Where the initial discharge is intentional, the exclusion...

California Supreme Court Offers Key Guidance on Appealability and Finality of Judgments
, October 28, 2013
The major claims in your case have just been resolved by dispositive motion, let us say on summary judgment. You would like to appeal those issues, but some minor claims still remain. It probably does not make economic sense for either party to proceed to trial on only the minor claims. The parties...

California Appellate Court Rejects “One Size Fits All” Approach to Product Liability
, August 01, 2013
Applying a recent decision by the state Supreme Court, a California appellate court recently found that a manufacturer has no duty to warn about the risks associated with another manufacturer’s product, despite the fact the two products are “compatible” and may be used together....

A Court Approved Strategy to Limit Attorney’s Fees Awards
, July 25, 2013
In federal environmental cases where plaintiffs can recover attorney’s fees, defendants are always going to question the reasonableness of the plaintiff’s attorney’s fees claims which are seen, as in many cases, bearing no relationship to what is believed by the defendants to be...

Court Upholds EPA’s Post-Issuance Withdrawal of a Section 404 Permit
, June 05, 2013
On April 23, 2013, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) veto of a discharge permit that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“the Corps”) had issued under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act to...