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As a former judicial law clerk for both trial and appellate courts, Cory Webster knows how to persuade judges. Clients call on him to win appeals and key trial motions in complex commercial litigation. Cory frequently drafts appellate briefs in the California Court of Appeal, California Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit, as well as post-trial motions and letter briefs to appellate courts. He advises clients and trial counsel on appellate options after adverse non-dispositive rulings, and he prepares and defends against writ petitions in appellate courts.

Yesterday, in Sheen v. Wells Fargo (S258019), the California Supreme Court resolved an important issue for the mortgage servicing industry. The court unanimously held that lenders owe no tort duty to process, review, and respond to a borrower’s loan modification application.
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