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People v. Landers
California Court of Appeal
Sanctions, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed a $950 sanction imposed on a deputy public defender for violating a reciprocal discovery order by failing to disclose statements taken from a...
01/14/2019 A145037
O'Gara Coach Co., LLC v. Ra
California Court of Appeal
Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Held that a law firm was disqualified from representing a party in an unfair business practices case due to a conflict of interest. Reversed the...
01/07/2019 B286730
Ironshore Europe DAC v. Schiff Hardin, L.L.P.
United States Fifth Circuit
Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
Held that an excess insurer could not sue an insured's lawyers for negligent misrepresentation. The insurer claimed that the lawyers led it to believe...
01/02/2019 18-40101
Antelope Valley Groundwater Cases
California Court of Appeal
Water Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Affirmed the denial of a motion to disqualify another party's counsel in longstanding litigation over groundwater rights. Stressed the movant's long...
12/20/2018 F078517
City of San Diego v. Superior Court (Hoover)
California Court of Appeal
Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Labor & Employment Law
Held that there was no need to disqualify a city attorney's office from representing the city in a police officer's employment lawsuit. The officer...
12/19/2018 D073961
Bridgepoint Construction Services, Inc. v. Newton
California Court of Appeal
Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Affirmed an order disqualifying an attorney from representing a client due to a conflict of interest. The attorney argued that there was no conflict,...
09/04/2018 B283239
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton, LLP v. J-M Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Supreme Court of California
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Attorney's Fees
Held that a dispute over legal fees should not have been submitted to arbitration because the arbitration clause in the parties' agreement was...
08/30/2018 S232946
Monster Energy Co. v. Schechter
California Court of Appeal
Contracts, Product Liability, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Held that plaintiff's counsel was not liable for breaching a provision in a settlement agreement requiring him to keep the settlement confidential....
08/13/2018 E066267
Knutson v. Foster
California Court of Appeal
Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Legal Malpractice
Held that an attorney was not entitled to a new trial after a jury found him liable to a client for intentional torts. The attorney argued that the...
08/08/2018 G054247
Fluidmaster v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co.
California Court of Appeal
Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Reversed an order disqualifying a law firm from an insurance coverage case based on a newly hired associate's conflict of interest. While the...
07/24/2018 G055469

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