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GeneThera, Inc. v. Troy & Gould Prof'l Corp.

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
In a dispute involving a settlement offer, grant of defendant's special motion to strike plaintiff's complaint over the settlement offer as a SLAPP...
02/27/2009 B207024

Nguyen-Lam v. Cao

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Education Law, Injury & Tort Law
In a defamation action, trial court's authorization for plaintiff to amend her complaint to plead actual malice based on evidence submitted for...
02/27/2009 G039206

Rental Hous. Ass'n. of N. Alameda Cty. v. Oakland

California Court of Appeal
Government Law, Landlord Tenant Law
In a preemption challenge to a city eviction ordinance, partial summary judgment for defendant is reversed where state law preempted a section of the...
02/26/2009 A114855

Binns v. Westminster Mem'l Park

California Court of Appeal
Attorney's Fees, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law
(Industry: Services)

In a negligence action, trials court's award to plaintiff for emotional distress and order denying attorney's fees is affirmed where: 1) it is...
02/26/2009 G038365

In re Rico

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Petition for writ of habeus corpus is granted where the Board of Parole Hearing's unsuitability for parole finding was based solely on the gravity of...
02/26/2009 B207448

Easterby v. Clark

California Court of Appeal
Evidence, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Professional Malpractice
In a medical malpractice action based on an x-ray accident, judgment for defendants is reversed where the trial court improperly struck plaintiff's...
02/26/2009 B201218

In re Marriage of Alter

California Court of Appeal
Family Law
In an action involving child and spousal support, arguments challenging trial court's order reducing child and spousal support are rejected where: 1)...
02/26/2009 H032390

McCoy v. Progressive West Ins. Co.

California Court of Appeal
Evidence, Insurance Law
In a bad faith insurance action based on a car theft, judgment for plaintiff is affirmed where: 1) there is no authority for a jury instruction on the...
02/26/2009 B199978

Nazari v. Ayrapetyan

California Court of Appeal
Evidence, Injury & Tort Law
In a personal injury action based on a slip and fall, judgment for plaintiff is affirmed, where Cal. Evid. Code section 755.5 does not prohibit...
02/26/2009 B198778

Chindarah v. Pick Up Stix Inc.

California Court of Appeal
Labor & Employment Law
In an unpaid overtime action, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed, where Cal. Lab. Code section 206.5 permitted defendant-employer to settle...
02/26/2009 G037190