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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.

San Jose city attorney says recent ruling important for 'future growth' of city's airport

Angela Underwood Jun. 30, 2017, 4:24pm

Richard Doyle, city attorney for the City of San Jose, said Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport has seen a dramatic increase in international flights, which is exactly why a recent ruling makes the facility’s future expansion less cloudy.

California First District Court of Appeal reverses decision in water transport dispute

Angela Underwood Jun. 30, 2017, 4:04pm

A California appeals court recently reversed a lower court's ruling that the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California overcharged the San Diego County Water Authority for water transport charges.

Appeal court rules Tucker Ellis LLP does not need permission to release former attorney's documents

Angela Underwood Jun. 29, 2017, 7:58am

A California appeals court recently ruled in favor of a law firm in a dispute with a former employee over documents he composed during his employment.

Appeals court rules in favor of Rossdale Group LLC in malicious prosecution suit

Angela Underwood Jun. 22, 2017, 6:59pm

The California Sixth District Court of Appeal recently reversed a trial court's decision in a malicious prosecution lawsuit.

Attorney says conservator in one-day marriage annulment case sought to 'protect his mother'

Angela Underwood Jun. 22, 2017, 6:36pm

Attorney Peter Walzer has handled conservatorship cases in the past and said a recent ruling shows the significance of legally stepping in for an aging loved one when needed.

Appeals court partially reverses decision in dispute over expansion of San Jose International Airport

Angela Underwood Jun. 20, 2017, 11:07pm

A California appeals court partially reversed a trial court’s decision in a dispute over a plan to expand aviation facilities at Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

California Sixth District Court of Appeal nullifies one-day marriage between conserved woman and guardian

Angela Underwood Jun. 19, 2017, 9:42pm

A one-day marriage has been nullified between a conserved woman and her guardian.

California Public Employees Retirement System speaks on defending system from 'pension spiking'

Angela Underwood Jun. 15, 2017, 7:43pm

Amy Morgan, spokeswoman for the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), classified recent efforts by former Monterey County peace officers to include a longevity stipend in the system’s retirement plans as “pension spiking.”

Daughter speaks to 19-year property dispute

Angela Underwood Jun. 13, 2017, 5:13pm

Briana Ioane said surviving charges against her family that she alleges were bogus has been hard but rewarding.

Appeals court rules against attorney seeking fees in American Arbitration Association award

Angela Underwood Jun. 12, 2017, 9:25am

A California appeals court recently overturned a lower court’s ruling to deny an attorney’s client an arbitration award.

Attorney for City of Morgan Hill says appeals court broke with 30 years of land use law

Angela Underwood Jun. 12, 2017, 9:00am

Donald A. Larkin, lawyer for the City of Morgan Hill, told the Northern California Record that the city is disappointed that a California appeals court disagreed with more than 30 years of legal precedent in zoning referendums.

Attorney for Morgan Hill Hotel Coalition says voters have same power as city council

Angela Underwood Jun. 12, 2017, 8:07am

Asit Panwala, a defense attorney, admits that he wasn’t well versed in the definition of a city’s general plan, but the California Sixth District Court of Appeal still ruled in his favor, allowing voters in Morgan Hill to vote in a land use referendum.

Appeals court orders City of Morgan Hill to allow referendum

Angela Underwood Jun. 8, 2017, 3:40pm

An appeals court recently blocked the City of Morgan Hill’s attempt to halt a public referendum on a parcel of land where a developer sought to build a hotel.

Compliance attorney discusses stipend compensation ruling by California California Sixth District Court of Appeal

Angela Underwood Jun. 8, 2017, 10:02am

Reportable retirement benefits are not necessarily special compensation, according to Braden Perry, a government investigations attorney at Kennyhertz Perry in Kansas City, Mo.

Sixth District Court of Appeal rules against former Monterey County peace officers

Angela Underwood Jun. 2, 2017, 11:57pm

The California Sixth District Court of Appeal recently determined that a longevity performance stipend is not a reportable retirement benefit.

Sixth District Court of Appeals orders attorney to pay support

Angela Underwood Jun. 2, 2017, 11:44pm

A former marriage set the precedent for a recent ruling between a California couple in a child support dispute.

Sixth District Court of Appeal rules on 19-year-old property dispute

Angela Underwood Jun. 2, 2017, 11:20pm

The California Sixth District Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion on three related appeals on a dispute over a property sold at a foreclosure sale in 1998.

Broadway Grill's case against Visa moves to higher court

Angela Underwood Jun. 2, 2017, 1:15pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Burlingame-based attorney Nancy L. Fineman argued her case on behalf of the Broadway Grill in state court but was told to take her fight to the federal level.

Visa fights antitrust allegations

Angela Underwood Jun. 1, 2017, 10:11am

Thomas Simeone, an attorney, said major credit card brands have every right to fight antitrust suits like the one brought against Visa by a California restaurant.