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California First District Court of Appeal upholds decision in inheritance dispute

An appeals court won't award an additional three years of back-owed rent in a dispute between two sisters over an inherited house, according to a ruling released on July 17.

California First District Court of Appeal rules in favor of surviving spouse

The California First District Court of Appeal recently reversed a trial court ruling that denied an ex-wife the title of "surviving spouse" regarding her late husband’s pension.

California First District Court of Appeal reverses lower court decision on rental property insurance coverage

The California First District Court of Appeal recently reversed a lower court’s rule that Pacific Specialty Insurance Company was permitted to rescind a rental property liability coverage based on the insured's alleged material misrepresentations on the paperwork.

The California First District Court of Appeal rules that Cinema West theater is public works

The California First District Court of Appeal recently ruled that the construction of a movie theater in Hesperia was a "public works" according to the state's minimum wage law.

California First District Court of Appeal reversed decision in employee compensation dispute

A California appeals court recently reversed a trial court’s decision to award an employee damages for unpaid labor instead of issuing a judgement for breach of contract and violations of federal and state labor laws.

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

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 reverses decision in water transport dispute

A California appeals court recently reversed a lower court's ruling that the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California overcharged the San Diego County Water Authority for water transport charges.

Appeal court rules Tucker Ellis LLP does not need permission to release former attorney's documents

A California appeals court recently ruled in favor of a law firm in a dispute with a former employee over documents he composed during his employment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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."