Description Date Docket #
Cumpian v. Alcoa World Alumina, LLC
United States Fifth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
Held that a personal injury lawsuit should have been remanded to state court because of the absence of diversity jurisdiction. The district court...
12/06/2018 17-40825
Finance Holding Co., LLC v. The American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches, Inc.
California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Debt Collection
Held that a document production order served on a third party (a judgment debtor's employer) was overbroad. Remanded for the trial court to narrow the...
11/29/2018 D072910
David L. v. Superior Court (Mariana C.)
California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Juvenile Law
Held that California could not constitutionally exercise personal jurisdiction in a paternity and child support action over a Connecticut-resident...
11/26/2018 D073996
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. v. Superior Court (Larco Productions, Inc.)
California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure
Held that the trial court should have dismissed a proposed class action for failure to bring the case to trial within five years, rather than...
11/20/2018 B289109
DeCoster v. Waushara County Highway Dept.
United States Seventh Circuit
Property Law & Real Estate, Civil Procedure, Attorney's Fees
Held that claim preclusion barred a landowner from bringing suit in federal court under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property...
11/15/2018 18-2387
Huerta v. Kava Holdings, Inc.
California Court of Appeal
Labor & Employment Law, Civil Procedure, Attorney's Fees
Held that a fired restaurant server who brought an unsuccessful employment lawsuit was not required to reimburse his employer $50,000 in costs and...
11/14/2018 B277164
1550 Laurel Owner's Association, Inc. v. Appellate Division of Superior Court (Munshi)
California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure
Held that an anti-SLAPP motion cannot be brought in a limited civil case. Granted an association's petition for writ of mandate, in its dispute with...
11/07/2018 B288091
Dvorak v. Granite Creek GP Flexcap I
United States Seventh Circuit
Securities Law, Civil Procedure
Affirmed the dismissal of an investor's lawsuit on procedural grounds. Although the rules of civil procedure gave him a privilege to voluntarily...
11/06/2018 18-1892
SCF Waxler Marine, LLC v. Aris T M/V
United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Insurance Law
In a revised decision, dismissed an interlocutory appeal for lack of appellate jurisdiction, in a case involving excess insurers' liability for damage...
10/30/2018 17-30805
Ashford v. Aeroframe Services, LLC
United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
Held that there was no basis for federal diversity jurisdiction. One of the defendants removed an employment-related lawsuit to federal court, arguing...
10/26/2018 17-30142

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