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Danger Panda LLC wins appeal to vacate San Francisco family from apartment unit

Kacie Whaley Jun. 22, 2017, 7:11pm

A San Francisco property owner has won an appeal against tenants who refused to leave an apartment unit.

California First District Court of Appeal rules in favor of arbitration in alleged kickback scheme

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 20, 2017, 9:38pm

A California appeals court recently reversed a trial court’s decision to reject arbitration requests over allegations of kickback payments made to real estate brokers over the sale of homes.

Appeals court rules against San Mateo County Community College District's demolition plan

Nicholas Gueguen Jun. 1, 2017, 2:05pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently ruled against San Mateo County Community College District for a second time over allegations that the college district violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Attorney feels appeals court made correct decision to not grant immunity to Pacific Gas and Electric

Nicholas Gueguen May 26, 2017, 8:36am

Tim Tietjen, the attorney for Zachary Rowe and his guardians against Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), told the Northern California Record that the California First District Court of Appeal decided correctly in not award Pacific Gas and Electric the immunity it wanted.

Plaintiff's attorney feels defendant had poor argument in trustee compensation case

Nicholas Gueguen May 25, 2017, 11:00am

Basil Plastiras, the attorney representing Patricia Davis Daneman Amster in her case against Frank Mulberg, disagreed with the California First District Court of Appeal's decision to not award his client attorney's fees.

Pacific Gas & Electric seeks California Supreme Court review of appeals court decision

Nicholas Gueguen May 24, 2017, 7:00am

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is not pleased with the California First Appellate District Court of Appeal's decision to not give the company immunity in a case involving an injury to a child and has asked the California Supreme Court to take up the case.

Appeals court upholds decision against Crescent City resident in plant dispute

Nicholas Gueguen May 19, 2017, 8:23am

The California First District Court of Appeal recently upheld the Del Norte County Superior Court's denial of a writ of administrative mandate for the plaintiff in a dispute over plants growing on a property.

Appeals court allows arbitration in TIBCO Software, RapidMiner case

Nicholas Gueguen May 19, 2017, 8:04am

The California First District Court of Appeal recently overturned the San Mateo County Superior Court's decision in a case involving allegations of inappropriately using trade secrets and will allow two defendants the chance for arbitration.

Appeals court overturns ruling in medical malpractice case against Contra Costa County Health Services

Nicholas Gueguen May 19, 2017, 7:48am

SAN FRANCISCO -- The First Appellate District Court of Appeal of the State of California decided to overturn the Contra Costa County Superior Court's decision in favor of the plaintiff and sent the case back to the superior court for another trial in a medical malpractice case.

Appellee in trustee compensation case says trustees 'cannot rely' on compensation stipulated in contracts

Nicholas Gueguen May 11, 2017, 8:58am

Frank Mulberg, the appellee in trustee compensation case Amster vs. Mulberg that the California First District Court of Appeal recently heard, told the Northern California Record that the case has a lot of value even though the appeals court did not publish its decision.

Appeals court upholds ruling in case of alleged construction violations

Nicholas Gueguen May 8, 2017, 11:53pm

Brian Ngo, an attorney who represented the appellees in Glenda Lovell vs. Stanley Fong et al, recently told the Northern California Record via email that he was pleased to see the California First District Court of Appeal rule to uphold the appellees' demurrers to Lovell's allegations of structural defects in a house she had purchased from the appellees.

Appeals court orders plaintiffs to pay $17,000 for suit with 'improper purpose' against Deutsche Bank

Nicholas Gueguen May 5, 2017, 4:59pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently upheld a superior court's decision to award $17,685 to defendants Deutsche Bank National Trust Company and OneWest Bank N.A., ruling that the plaintiffs sought "to delay the foreclosure... of their former home, harass the defendants and frustrate the legal system."

Appeals court overturns decision in favor of Rosemary Court Properties

Nicholas Gueguen May 5, 2017, 4:31pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently decided to reverse the San Francisco County Superior Court's decision in a case of alleged wrongful termination of lease.

Appeal court upholds decision to deny continuance to defendant in divorce case

Nicholas Gueguen May 5, 2017, 4:20pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently upheld the Sonoma County Superior Court's decision to deny the defendant a continuance in the divorce case Brenda E. Villafranco vs. Stanley Charles.

Appeals court upholds ruling in favor of defendants who lost documents in antitrust case

Nicholas Gueguen May 5, 2017, 4:13pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently upheld the City and County of San Francisco Superior Court's ruling in favor of the defendants in a case of legal malpractice over lost documents.

Appeal court upholds exemption to Oakland's rent-adjustment ordinance

Nicholas Gueguen May 4, 2017, 10:56pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently upheld the Alameda County Superior Court's decision to deny the plaintiff's petition to reverse course in the rent-adjustment suit, Mark Sherman vs. City of Oakland Rent Adjustment Board and Diane Michelsen et al.

Appeals court upholds decision against Sierra Club in vineyard-regulation case

Nicholas Gueguen May 4, 2017, 10:31pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold the Sonoma County Superior Court's decision in the vineyard-regulation case, Sierra Club et al vs. County of Sonoma and Ronald and Ernest Ohlson.

Appeals court upholds superior court decision in family trust case

Nicholas Gueguen May 3, 2017, 9:17pm

The California First District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold the Alameda County Superior Court's decision to end a family trust in Vincente Mozell as trustee etc. vs. Karin Tyson.

Appeals court rules against plaintiff in breach of contract case

Nicholas Gueguen May 2, 2017, 9:31am

The California First District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold the Alameda County Superior Court's decision in a case of alleged breach of contract, malicious prosecution and abuse of process against the plaintiff in Carol Veres Reed vs. Fessha Taye et al.

Appeals court awards child support, attorney's fees and visitation expenses in divorce case

Nicholas Gueguen May 2, 2017, 9:21am

The California First District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold the City and County of San Francisco Superior Court decision to award Aaron Darsky attorney fees and impose child support and child visitation costs on Ann Drobner Darsky stemming from the couple's 2010 divorce.