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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.

Appeals court reverses course after California Supreme Court rules on public officials' phone and email records

Angela Underwood May 31, 2017, 11:33pm

The California Sixth District Court of Appeal originally ruled against attorney Ted Smith, but now they are taking it back.

Appeals court rules that Unfair Competition Law does not apply in Bank of America case

Angela Underwood May 31, 2017, 10:59pm

The California Sixth District Court of Appeal recently ruled that California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL) does not apply to a California couple who attempted to challenge the repossession of their home.

California Sixth District Court of Appeal rules against self-represented appellants

Angela Underwood May 30, 2017, 11:05am

A panel of judges recently set some guidelines for self-represented clients based on a recent case out of the California Sixth District Court of Appeal.

Broadway Grill accuses Visa of antitrust violations

Angela Underwood May 29, 2017, 9:32am

It is all a matter of semantics for a California restaurant that alleged antitrust violations against a major credit brand.

Twelve-year case between divorced couple may have new beginning

Angela Underwood May 25, 2017, 10:43am

Before records were digitized, the case files of divorced couple Timothy Loumena and Wylmina Hettinga were 40 volumes long.

Vexatious litigant explains her excess

Angela Underwood May 24, 2017, 7:13am

Wylmina Hettinga, an appellant, said the public would be outraged if what happened to her happen to them.

Twelve-year property sale appeal ends

Angela Underwood May 19, 2017, 7:37am

A petitioner’s appeal regarding the sale of a family home was denied, keeping a 12-year-old battle between exes alive.

$850,000 awarded in liquidated damage clause case

Angela Underwood May 18, 2017, 8:49am

A family feud has ended in a $850,000 settlement between two siblings.