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National Abortion Federation wins contempt sanction award of nearly $200,000

Angela Underwood Sep. 12, 2017, 1:30pm

SAN FRANCISCO -The National Abortion Federation (NAF) has been granted a civil contempt sanction award of nearly $200,000.

Legal association president: SB632 lacks attorney accountability

Angela Underwood Sep. 11, 2017, 12:53pm

SACRAMENTO --The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) president argues the plaintiff bar's attempt to limit civil discovery asbestos deposition hours lacks attorney accountability. “

State Sen. Moorlach views SB33 bill as job killer

Angela Underwood Sep. 11, 2017, 12:45pm

California Sen. John Moorlach said SB33 bill is looked at as a job killer, "like trial attorneys [that] push to try and avoid class action lawsuits."

Morgan Hill, city Hotel Coalition case headed to California Supreme Court

Angela Underwood Aug. 31, 2017, 12:37pm

SAN JOSE – The opposing views of a city government lawyer and non-profit attorney on a public referendum is headed to the California Supreme Court.

Judge Kreep receives severe public censure

Angela Underwood Aug. 24, 2017, 1:59pm

SAN DIEGO – Other than being removed from the bench, the highest level of discipline for a magistrate is severe public censure.

North Coast Railroad Authority unsure if it will appeal California Supreme Court ruling

Angela Underwood Aug. 22, 2017, 1:29pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court has ended a conflict regarding a railroad authority and the application of a 22-year old act.

Wells Fargo expects vindication

Angela Underwood Aug. 16, 2017, 2:28pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Wells Fargo believes it will be vindicated in the end, according to a bank representative.

Pomona, SQM headed back to trial in polluted water case

Angela Underwood Aug. 14, 2017, 1:30pm

LOS ANGELES – Polluted water in the city of Pomona pushed a panel of judges to vacate judgment and demand a new trial.

Bay Area law professor specializes in visa issues

Angela Underwood Aug. 13, 2017, 11:51am

SAN FRANCISCO – It’s all about principal, according to a Bay Area lawyer with an advanced degree.

Ninth District judge rules no fraud in 2007 forest fire

Angela Underwood Aug. 7, 2017, 2:15pm

SAN FRANCISCO - California Ninth District Court of Appeal Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas found no alleged fraud in United States of America v. Sierra Pacific Industries. “

Attorney discusses winning pension benefit argument

Angela Underwood Jul. 31, 2017, 12:49pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Fighting strongly for benefits is what Kirsten Scott does, and she does it at a high level.

California First District Court of Appeals ends 15-year corporate malpractice battle

Angela Underwood Jul. 31, 2017, 12:35pm

SAN FRANCISCO - The California First District Court of Appeal has affirmed trial courts judgment litigated for two years over consolidated million-dollar malpractice cases.

Tweet complaint dismissed by First District Court of Appeal

Angela Underwood Jul. 31, 2017, 12:15pm

SAN FRANCISCO - The First District Court of Appeal has affirmed a demurrer without leave to amend on behalf of Twitter over a complaint posed on the social icon by Pope Trading.

Appeals court questions letter of intent

Angela Underwood Jul. 26, 2017, 3:01pm

SAN FRANCISCO – An appeals court has disagreed with a lower court's ruling that a medical negligence complaint was not a notice of lawsuit under the meaning of Section 364.

California First District Court of Appeals affirms ruling in insurance case

Angela Underwood Jul. 26, 2017, 2:53pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California First District Court of Appeals has affirmed a trial court's summary judgment, but reversed the fee award in an excess insurance liability case.

Appellate attorney notes complaint limits backed by Third District Court of Appeals

Angela Underwood Jul. 21, 2017, 1:37pm

SACRAMENTO – Attorney Dorothy Easley said a recent Third District Court of Appeals decision recognized that courts cannot go outside the allegations of a complaint.

California appeals court uphold's ruling in deadly Walnut Creek blast

Angela Underwood Jul. 21, 2017, 1:07pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- Finding an insurers policy professional services barred coverage for underlying claims in a fatal pipeline explosion, the California First District Court of Appeal has affirmed a trial court's ruling in favor of an excess insurer.

California Second District Court of Appeal reverses lower court's decision in dispute between landlord and tenant

Angela Underwood Jul. 19, 2017, 12:20am

A Superior Court ruling has been reversed by The California Second District Court of Appeal, who is demanding an authorized arbitration between a battling landlord and tenant.

California First District Court of Appeal upholds decision in inheritance dispute

Angela Underwood Jul. 14, 2017, 10:19pm

An appeals court won't award an additional three years of back-owed rent in a dispute between two sisters over an inherited house, according to a ruling released on July 17.

California First District Court of Appeal rules in favor of surviving spouse

Angela Underwood Jul. 14, 2017, 10:07pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently reversed a trial court ruling that denied an ex-wife the title of "surviving spouse" regarding her late husband’s pension.