Description Date Docket #
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
Ellis v. Harrison
United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirming the district court's denial of a California inmate's habeas corpus petition alleging the denial of his Sixth Amendment right to effective...
06/07/2018 16-56188
Magana v. The Superior Court of San Mateo County
California Court of Appeal
Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Professional Malpractice, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Denying a petition for writ of mandate or prohibition challenging a trial judge's refusal to disqualify himself and for the attorney's removal as...
04/27/2018 A153981
Medical Board of California v. The Superior Court of the City and County of San Francisco
California Court of Appeal
Evidence, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Administrative Law
Granting a writ petition in the case of a doctor who contested the introduction of arrest records relating to his conviction for possession of cocaine...
01/08/2018 A151175
Hernandez v. Chappell
United States Ninth Circuit
Evidence, Sentencing, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversing the district court's denial of a writ of habeas corpus as to the guilt phase claims relating to first degree murder, vacating the...
12/29/2017 11-99013
Apelt v. Ryan
United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law & Procedure
Vacating a district court judgment granting a writ of habeas corpus on the claim of ineffective assistance of counsel at sentencing and affirming the...
12/28/2017 15-99013

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