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Homographic Cases Indeed!

Homographs are words that share the same spelling but have different meanings.  One such word that is very familiar to lawyers is the word “case”.  Lawyer’s try cases, shelve books in cases, and write in upper case and lower case letters.  How can one word share the same spelling and pronunciation and yet have such different…

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King Lear And The California Courts

This weekend, I watched the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of  King Lear in beautiful Ashland, Oregon.  Thus, my thoughts are on the Bard today.  It turns out that the play is no stranger to several recent California opinions. For example, Justice William W. Bedsworth of the Fourth District Court of Appeal began Estate of Giraldin, 199 Cal.App.4th…

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