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3d DCA Watch -- Dear Trial Judge, Would It Kill You to Add Some Findings?

Ok, let's get the important stuff out of the way -- Happy Jerusalem Day!

In other news, the bunker issued an interesting opinion on the production of trade secrets.

Here's a summary:  "next time, add some findings."
We therefore grant Cooper’s petition for writ of certiorari and quash the order below. On remand, the trial court is instructed to first make a determination as to what documents in question, if any, are trade secret. As to those that are, the trial court is to then make a determination of reasonable necessity and, if it so finds, it is to supply the findings in support of its determination. Then it is to reduce those findings to a written order, have that order provided to each party in the case, and then wait for someone to appeal it, whereupon you will receive further instructions.  Don't make me have to explain this again.


  1. Why didn't Guzman's counsel provide Judge Cueto with a proposed order containing findings of fact and conclusions of law? Seems to me like some research would have obviated the need for an appeal based on petitioner's argument.

  2. Those young lovelies are at the beach, not in Jerusalem. Maybe if you had a photo of two Hassidic men or women kissing it would be more appropriate?

  3. Time for a filter. Too many spam comments.

  4. 10:11-- I like the pic.

  5. They are wherever I imagine them to be.

  6. Cueto is certainly leaving his mark on the civil side!!


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