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California Supreme Court rules taxpayers cannot claim no ownership to avoid tax assessment

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 14, 2017

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that California taxpayers will no longer be able to claim that they do not own a property to avoid the assessment appeal process when seeking a reduction of a tax assessment.

Appeals court rules that former Neiman Marcus employee could be entitled to monetary damages in disability suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 11, 2017

The U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that former Neiman Marcus employee Taylor Bayer was entitled to receive nominal damages in his suit that alleged violations of the Americans with Disability Act.

Appeals court rules against First Resort in suit against San Francisco ordinance

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 6, 2017

The California Ninth District Court of Appeal recently ruled in favor of the City of San Francisco to dismiss a claim by pregnancy center First Resort that a city ordinance violates its constitutional right to free speech.

Overstock to pay $6.8 million for false advertising after California court rejects appeal

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 4, 2017

The California First District Court of Appeals recently rejected an appeal by online retailer Overstock.com that argued that the circuit court imposed excessive penalties.

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

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 20, 2017

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.

California Department of Conservation to go back to trial over alleged evasion of environmental laws

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 8, 2017

The California Fifth District Court of Appeal recently ruled that a district court erred in its decision to dismiss a case involving allegations that the California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) did not conduct an environmental review before issuing permits for 214 new oil wells in Kern County.

Appeals court rules against Antelope Valley Union High School District over disabled student's educational program

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 7, 2017

A federal appeals court recently reversed a lower court’s decision to rule in favor of Antelope Valley Union High School District over a dispute involving a disabled student’s specialized educational program.

Court dismisses appeal alleging Transport Union Workers of America acted in bad faith

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 2, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – A group of retired union members has lost their suit against Transport Union Workers of America (TWU), where they alleged that they were unfairly excluded from their portion of the equity percentage of a bankruptcy settlement.

Appeals court rules in favor of ReconTrust in debt collection case

By Elizabeth Alt | May 31, 2017

Vien-Phuong Thi Ho, a California woman, recently lost her suit against deed holder ReconTrust after alleging the company violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by engaging in deceptive debt collection processes and misrepresenting the amount she owed on her Long Beach home.

Supreme Court sides with tenure-track professor, denies anti-SLAPP motion by California State University

By Elizabeth Alt | May 16, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A former tenure-track professor at California State University is continuing a lawsuit against the university for allegedly denying tenure because of his national origin, also claiming the school failed to provide a non-discriminating workplace.

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