California, United States of America
The following excerpt is from Waisbren v. Peppercorn Productions, Inc., 41 Cal.App.4th 246, 48 Cal.Rptr.2d 437 (Cal. App. 1995):
In construing the provisions of the Act, our goal is to ascertain and effectuate legislative intent. (Burden v. Snowden (1992) 2 Cal.4th 556, 562, 7 Cal.Rptr.2d 531, 828 P.2d 672.) In determining that intent, we look first to the language of the statute, giving effect to its plain meaning. (Ibid.)
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