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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.

California First District Court of Appeal reverses lower court decision on rental property insurance coverage

Angela Underwood Jul. 14, 2017, 9:55pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently reversed a lower court’s rule that Pacific Specialty Insurance Company was permitted to rescind a rental property liability coverage based on the insured's alleged material misrepresentations on the paperwork.

San Diego Water Authority discusses ruling in dispute with Metropolitan Water District

Angela Underwood Jul. 12, 2017, 9:02pm

Dennis Cushman, assistant general manager of the San Diego Water Authority, recently told the Northern California Record that the most fundamental issue at stake in the authority's dispute with the Metropolitan Water District is whether it must limit the rates it charges for service.

The California First District Court of Appeal rules that Cinema West theater is public works

Angela Underwood Jul. 12, 2017, 8:54pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently ruled that the construction of a movie theater in Hesperia was a "public works" according to the state's minimum wage law.

California Sixth District Court of Appeal rules in family feud over sale of property

Angela Underwood Jul. 12, 2017, 8:34pm

&&& A trial court’s denial for a plaintiff’s request to partition by sale a family-owned piece of property has been affirmed.

California First District Court of Appeal rules in favor of Grist Creek Aggregates LLC in dispute over tie vote

Angela Underwood Jul. 5, 2017, 5:48pm

A district hearing board’s vote resulting in the denial of the administrative appeal is now subject to judicial review.

California First District Court of Appeal reversed decision in employee compensation dispute

Angela Underwood Jul. 5, 2017, 5:46pm

A California appeals court recently reversed a trial court’s decision to award an employee damages for unpaid labor instead of issuing a judgement for breach of contract and violations of federal and state labor laws.

Appeals court clears Wells Fargo of elder abuse charge

Angela Underwood Jul. 1, 2017, 9:57am

A California appeals court recently affirmed that a major bank did not did not commit elder abuse when selling off the appellant's property.