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Shopoff & Cavallo, LLP v. Hyon, A114918, A116182

Judgment in an interpleader action awarding respondents percentage shares in the proceeds derived from a global settlement of former litigation is reversed in part and affirmed in part where: 1) plaintiff's demurrers were properly sustained; 2) defendant had no right to a jury trial in the interpleader action; but 3) the judgment and award of attorney's fees in favor of defendant-respondent were based on an illegal, unenforceable contract.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/31/2008
  • Published 10/31/2008


  • SWAGER, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Robert J. Stumpf, Jr., Esq., Craig A. Pinedo, Esq., San Francisco, for Defendant, Cross-complainant and Appellant Junho Hyon., Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Ronald E. Mallen, Esq., Paul E. Vallone, Esq., David L. Winnett, Esq., San Francisco, for Plaintiffs, Cross-defendants and Respondents Shopoff & Cavallo LLP, Jeffrey W. Shopoff, individually and Jeffrey W. Shopoff, as Trustee., Nunziato Buckley Weber LLP, Tom A. Nunziato, Esq., Illece Buckley-Weber, Esq., Los Angeles, Alfred B. Stedman, Esq., Grenada Hills, for Defendants and Respondents Laurence Colangelo and Eric Selten., Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Kirk, Jeffrey D. Kirk, Esq., Walnut Creek, for Defendants and Respondents Pine & Pine, Norman Pine, and Jeffrey D. Kirk, pro se., Ervin, Cohen & Jessup LLP, Beverly Hills, Heather L. McCloskey, Esq., for Defendant and Respondent Ervin, Cohen & Jessup LLP.
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