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Appeals court upholds superior court decision in favor of defendants in legal fees dispute

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 28, 2017, 1:03pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold two Alameda County Superior Court summary judgments in favor of defendants in Loanvest I LLC vs. Paul F. Utrecht, et al.

Appeals court rules against plaintiff in adultery case against supermarket chain

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 28, 2017, 12:50pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold the Solano County Superior Court's decision in the case of Diane Dellamarggio vs. WinCo Foods Inc.

Appeals court rules against defendant in mortgage case

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 28, 2017, 11:55am

The California First Appellate District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold the Solano County Superior Court's decision to drop Linda Vanpelt's case against HSBC Bank USA, National Association and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc.

Appeals court upholds nonpayment of attorney's fees

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 27, 2017, 7:48am

California's First District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold the Marin County Superior Court's decision to not award attorney's fees but also decided against not awarding costs in Patricia Davis Daneman Amster vs. Frank I. Mulberg, as trustee, etc.

Appeals court upholds decision in internet libel case

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 26, 2017, 5:42pm

California's First District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold the San Francisco City and County Superior Court's decision in libel case Mark Hooshmand vs. Karleen Latorya Griffin.

Appeals court upholds Alameda County Superior Court's decision to award attorneys' fees

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 25, 2017, 2:22pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold the Alameda County Superior Court's decision that it would uphold the defendants' demurrers to the appellant's allegations, get rid of the plaintiff's complaint and give attorneys' fees in Glenda Lovell vs. Stanley Fong et al.

Appeals court partially upholds ruling in stock-sharing case

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 24, 2017, 10:34am

The California First District Court of Appeal partially upheld the San Mateo County Superior Court's decision in Applied Medical Corporation vs. T. Peter Thomas et al.

Appeals court denies father's petition for custody of daughter

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 23, 2017, 6:25pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently denied the appellant's petition "for extraordinary writ relief" in the case of Jaime O. vs. The Superior Court of Marin County and Marin County Health and Human Services.

Court of appeal rules against Pacific Gas and Electric Company in camping injury case

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 21, 2017, 9:47am

The California First District Court of Appeal recently upheld the Superior Court of San Mateo County's decision to not award Pacific Gas and Electric Company immunity in the case of a 12-year-old boy who was injured in a camping accident.

Appeals court grants writ of mandate in construction permit case

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 20, 2017, 8:24pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently granted a plaintiff's petition for a writ of mandate and ordered "the trial court to vacate its order sustaining the Hearing Board’s demurrer" in Grist Creek Aggregates LLC vs. the Superior Court of Mondecino County and Mendocino County Air Quality Management District, et al.

Appeals court upholds lower court's decision in tenant harassment case

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 20, 2017, 7:56pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold the Alameda County Superior Court's decision to deny an anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation (anti-SLAPP) motion to strike on six counts and remanded 1918 Lakeshore Tenants Union et al vs. Lakeshore Apartments LP "for further proceedings" based on two decisions, including its own.

Appeals court reverses rent ordinance decision

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 19, 2017, 4:04pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently decided to reverse the San Francisco City and County Superior Court's decision in Danger Panda LLC etc. vs. Nancy Ann Launiu, et al and said "that a minor is not a tenant under the Rent Ordinance provisions that pertain to Ellis Act evictions."

Supreme Court rules Eureka police arrest video should be available to public

Cassandra Stone Nov. 17, 2016, 10:11pm

EUREKA -- According to a ruling by the California Supreme Court, police arrest videos must be made available to the public and cannot be considered part of confidential officer personnel records.

Environmental groups seek state's help

Michelle de Leon Oct. 30, 2016, 11:56pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- With the November elections right around the corner, supporters of the state's water, forest and oak woodland protection initiative are seeking the help of the state's 1st District Court of Appeals to overturn the initial ruling on the project.

Warriors' arena project lawsuit appeal gains support

Carrie Salls Oct. 23, 2016, 12:33pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The Center for Biological Diversity, Coalition for Clean Air, Communities for a Better Environment and the Sunset Coalition have filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of those opposing the Golden State Warriors’ proposed 18,000-seat arena.  

Court rules that public employees' retirement benefits can be reduced

Joe Dyton Sep. 19, 2016, 8:24pm

SAN FRANCISCO – California public employees recently learned they might have to reconsider how they handle their retirement after the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that the legislature can trim public employee retirement benefits for anyone who’s still on the job.