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Pomona, SQM headed back to trial in polluted water case

Angela Underwood Aug. 14, 2017, 1:30pm

LOS ANGELES – Polluted water in the city of Pomona pushed a panel of judges to vacate judgment and demand a new trial.

California Second District Court of Appeal reverses lower court's decision in dispute between landlord and tenant

Angela Underwood Jul. 19, 2017, 12:20am

A Superior Court ruling has been reversed by The California Second District Court of Appeal, who is demanding an authorized arbitration between a battling landlord and tenant.

Appeals court ruling paves way for back pay for judges

John Severance Apr. 28, 2017, 11:39am

Thanks to a ruling by the California Second District Court of Appeal, present and retired California judges could receive more than $36 million in back pay.

Commission-based employees entitled to separate rest period pay, court rules

Glenn Minnis Mar. 13, 2017, 7:55pm

LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court has found that nonexempt workers paid on commission must also be paid separately for all legally required break periods.

Appeals court ruling complicates what's considered fair advertising

John Myers Feb. 28, 2017, 6:25pm

LOS ANGELES — A California appellate court has added a new wrinkle to the complications surrounding honest adverting.

New ruling impacts real estate companies representing both buyers and sellers

Dee Thompson Dec. 1, 2016, 7:12pm

SACRAMENTO, California – On Nov. 22, the California Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that promises to have a significant impact on how real estate transactions are handled in this state.

Judge's comments to jury pool stating mistrust of plumbers leads to reversal of murder conviction

Carrie Salls Oct. 27, 2016, 10:05am

LOS ANGELES – Comments made to potential jurors by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge regarding her distrust of plumbers has led to an appeals court decision overturning the murder conviction of Vincent Tatum.  

California court of appeals rejects company's anti-deficiency claim

Chandra Lye Oct. 23, 2016, 12:28pm

LOS ANGELES – California's Second District Court of Appeals has reversed a decision by a trial court that granted anti-deficiency protection for a company that claimed it was both the borrower and guarantor of a loan. 

Affordable housing legal dispute likely headed for U.S. Supreme Court

John Breslin Oct. 4, 2016, 3:35pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- Legal disputes stemming from local governments forcing developers to set aside land for affordable housing, or else pay fines, are expected to persist until the U.S. Supreme Court settles the matter.

Court ruling puts limitations on a contractor's recovery for damages

Kristin Danley-Greiner Aug. 31, 2016, 11:43am

LOS ANGELES – A general contractor usually can recover damages when a subcontractor doesn’t honor his or her bid price, but the 2nd District Court of Appeals this summer set forth what is considered to be significant limitations on a general contractor’s recovery for damages that are usually founded under the theory of promissory estoppel.

San Benito High School District students not forbidden from home schooling

Stephen Silver Aug. 30, 2016, 5:18am

HOLLISTER – Despite some reports this summer, San Benito High School District is not banning or discouraging home schooling of district students, the district’s superintendent, John Perales, told the Northern California Record. 

Appellate court reverses ruling in $1.5 million malpractice claim

Jenna Spinelle Aug. 27, 2016, 1:23pm

LOS ANGELES – A complicated web of malpractice claims and operating agreements has become clearer after a ruling from the 2nd Appellate District of California in June.

California Court of Appeal rules class action against DirecTV can proceed

Carrie Salls May 26, 2016, 8:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Court of Appeal issued a decision on May 9 remanding a class-action lawsuit filed against DirecTV to trial court for a ruling on whether the company waived its right to enforce an arbitration agreement that the U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld as enforceable in DirecTV Inc. v. Imburgia.

Appeals court reverses teacher tenure ruling

Sean Fowler May 19, 2016, 3:58pm

LOS ANGELES – California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal recently ruled that "the law is the law" when it comes to teacher tenure in the state, but this has some concerned about what the protections of that tenure means for students.