Arbitration Law
 
Rockefeller Technology Investments (Asia) VII v. Changzhou Sinotype Technology Company, LTD.

The parties here, sophisticated business entities, entered
into a contract wherein they agreed to submit to the jurisdiction
of California courts and to resolve disputes between them
through California arbitration. They also agreed to provide
notice and “service of process” to each other through Federal
Express or similar courier. The narrow question we address is
whether t... More...
   $0 (04-06-2020 - CA)

William Dennison v. Rosland Capital, LLC

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This is an appeal from an order denying a motion to compel
arbitration. Plaintiff William... More...
   $0 (04-02-2020 - CA)

Lori Dougherty v. Roseville Heritage Partners

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In January 2017, the 89-year-old father of plaintiffs Lori Dougherty and Julie Lee
(colle... More...
   $0 (03-31-2020 - CA)

Victrola 89, LLC v. Jaman Properties 8, LLC

After respondent Victrola 89, LLC (Victrola) purchased
a house (the Property) from appellant Jaman Properties 8,
LLC (JP8), Victrola filed suit against JP8, appellant Jaman
Properties, Inc. (JP), and their principal, appellant Michael
Manheim (collectively, the Jaman Parties), among others,
regarding allegedly undisclosed and unrepaired defects in
the Property. Based on the... More...
   $0 (03-12-2020 - CA)

Victrola 89, LLC v. Jaman Properties 8, LLC

After respondent Victrola 89, LLC (Victrola) purchased
a house (the Property) from appellant Jaman Properties 8,
LLC (JP8), Victrola filed suit against JP8, appellant Jaman
Properties, Inc. (JP), and their principal, appellant Michael
Manheim (collectively, the Jaman Parties), among others,
regarding allegedly undisclosed and unrepaired defects in
the Property. Based on the... More...
   $0 (03-12-2020 - CA)

City of Huntington Beach v. Xavier Becerra as Attorney General, etc.

The California Values Act, Government Code section 7284 et seq. (the
CVA), restricts the ability of local law enforcement agencies to inquire into immigration
status, place individuals on an immigration hold, and use personnel or resources to
participate in certain immigration enforcement activities. The issue we address is
whether charter cities are exempt from compliance with one... More...
   $0 (02-24-2020 - CA)

Aldea Dos Vientos v. Calatlantic Group, Inc.

It is reputed that condominium projects have three
phases—planning, building, and the lawsuit. Obviously, this
case is an example of the third phase. We are optimistic there
are numerous condominium projects that experience only the
first two phases.
A condominium association sued the developer alleging
construction defects. The association’s governing documents
require... More...
   $0 (02-08-2020 - CA)

Gamma ETA Chapter of PI Kappa Alpha v. Harlan Helvey

A housing corporation tried to enforce an arbitration
agreement against a local chapter of an international fraternity.
The trial court denied the corporation’s motion to compel
arbitration. We reverse because the international fraternity
demanded arbitration, as did the housing corporation, so an
arbitration there must be.
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We summarize the facts from the documents fi... More...
   $0 (02-07-2020 - CA)

Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company v. SMG Holdings, Inc.

This case concerns whether a binding arbitration clause in an insurance policy
issued by plaintiff Philadelphia Indemnity Ins. Co., applies to a third party, defendant
SMG Holdings, Inc. The trial court ruled it does not. We conclude it does.
The policy had been issued to Future Farmers of America, which was holding an
event inside the Fresno Convention Center. Future Farmers had l... More...
   $0 (01-31-2020 - CA)

ROBERT KIRK WAITS, individually, Plaintiff/Appellee, v. VIERSEN OIL & GAS CO., an Oklahoma corporation, Defendant/Appellant.

¶1 Viersen Oil and Gas Co. appeals a decision of the district court denying prevailing party fees after Plaintiff Robert Waits dismissed his claims. On review, we affirm the decision of the district court.

BACKGROUND

¶2 This is the third time this case has reached the appellate courts. It springs from a compensation dispute between Waits and Vierson. In early 2011, Waits was fire... More...
   $0 (01-15-2020 - OK)

Bassel Ojjeh v. Stephen Brown

Defendants Stephen Brown (Brown) and Ignite Channel, Inc. (Ignite) solicited and
obtained $180,000 in investments from plaintiff Bassel Ojjeh to produce a documentary
film on the refugee crisis in Syria. Plaintiff later sued, claiming that no “significant” or
“substantial” work had been performed on the film, and that defendants had breached
their contractual obligations, defrauded... More...
   $0 (01-02-2020 - CA)

C.W. Howe Partners, Inc. v. Greg Mooradian

Greg Mooradian and Debra A. Mooradian appeal from the
order denying their special motion to strike under Code of Civil
Procedure section 425.161 directed to the cross-complaint filed
against them by C.W. Howe Partners Inc. and its principal Carl
William Howe (collectively the Howes) for express indemnity,
equitable indemnity, contribution and declaratory relief. The
trial c... More...
   $0 (12-31-2019 - CA)

Gregory S. Hood v. John David Gonzales

Defendant and appellant John-David Gonzales (Gonzales) appeals the orders of
the trial court that led to the disbursement of settlement funds to respondents Michael
Silvers, a law corporation (Silvers), Panish, Shea & Boyle (PSB), Michael W. Jacobs
(Jacobs), Case Advance (CA),1 Nexus Physical Therapy (Nexus), and Everence
Association, Inc. (Everence) (Silvers, PSB, Jacobs, CA, Nexu... More...
   $0 (12-10-2019 - CA)

City of Austin v. Ken Paxton and Texas Workforce Commission

The City of Austin enacted a housing ordinance that prohibits landlords from refusing tenants who wish to pay their rent with federal housing vouchers. Shortly thereafter, the State of Texas enacted a statute that sought to invalidate the City’s ordinance and to allow landlords to continue to refuse federal vouchers. The City then sued Ken Paxton, the Texas Attorney General, and the Texas Workforc... More...   $0 (12-05-2019 - TX)

Surjit P. Soni v. Simplelayers, Inc.

This case involves the deadlines to set aside an
arbitration award after arbitration of an attorney-client fee
dispute under the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Act (MFAA)
(Bus. & Prof. Code, § 6200 et seq.)1 by requesting a trial or
filing a pleading to vacate the award. A client filed a request
for arbitration under the MFAA with the Los Angeles
County Bar Association (LACBA). ... More...
   $0 (12-04-2019 - CA)

Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, et al. v. Deutsche Bank, AG

This appeal raises an important issue concerning the investigative authority
of two committees of the United States House of Representatives and the
protection of privacy due the President of the United States suing in his individual,
not official, capacity with respect to financial records. The specific issue is the
lawfulness of three subpoenas issued by the House Committee on Fi... More...
   $0 (12-04-2019 - NY)

Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs v. County of Los Angeles

The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)
appeals from a judgment following the trial court’s ruling
sustaining a demurrer to ALADS’s complaint without leave to
amend. ALADS sued respondent County of Los Angeles (County)
concerning the County’s alleged breach of a labor agreement.
The trial court sustained the County’s demurrer on the sole
ground that ALADS fa... More...
   $0 (12-03-2019 - CA)

Sarah Anderson v. City of San Jose

In this appeal we decide whether a California charter city’s policy for the sale of
surplus city-owned land is preempted by the state’s affordable housing law.
The dispute centers on the City of San Jose’s passage of City Policy 7-13 (Policy
7-13), which appellants Sarah Anderson, Joana Cruz, Urban Habitat Program, and
Housing California contend violates the Surplus Land Act (Gov. ... More...
   $0 (11-29-2019 - CA)

Peter Hudson v. City of Highland Park, Michigan, Derek Hillman, Makini Jackson

Peter Hudson fought fires for the Highland Park Fire Department for close to thirteen years. During that time, he became a person of faith. For five years, he criticized other firefighters at the station for conduct he thought immoral and harmful to their work, and they responded by criticizing his faith and belittling him in other ways. In 2015, Hudson’s supervisor discovered that he had overrepo... More...   $0 (11-26-2019 - MI)

Meadowbrook Insurance Company v. Worker's Compensation Appeals Board and DFS Interpreting

Petitioner Meadowbrook Insurance Company (Meadowbrook), administrator for
Star Insurance Company, petitioned for writ of review of the Workers’ Compensation
Appeal Board’s (WCAB) decision on reconsideration that liens held by DFS Interpreting
(DFS) against Meadowbrook regarding unpaid invoices for interpreter services DFS
provided to Meadowbrook’s insureds were not foreclosed by DF... More...
   $0 (11-22-2019 - CA)

Prima Donna Development Corporation v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Appellant Prima Donna Development Corporation (Prima Donna) is a California
corporation that develops, builds, and manages hotel properties in California and Oregon.
1 We take these facts primarily from the arbitration award and the parties’ filings
submitted in the trial court in conjunction with Wells Fargo’s motion to compel
arbitration. Although Prima Donna’s briefing in this c... More...
   $0 (11-14-2019 - CA)

Sladjana Cvoro v. Carnival Corporation, d/b/a Carnival Cruise Lines




Plaintiff Sladjana Cvoro appeals the district court’s denial of her petition to “vacate and/or alternatively to deny recognition and enforcement” of the foreign arbitral award in favor of her employer, defendant Carnival Corporation d.b.a. Carnival Cruise Lines (“Carnival”),... More...
   $0 (10-21-2019 - FL)

Francisco Gonzales v. San Gabriel Transit, Inc.



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Appellant Francisco Gonzales formerly worked as a driver for
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   $0 (10-09-2019 - CA)

Supershuttle International, Inc. v. Labor and Workforce Development Agency



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The general question presented is whether an employer can
sue... More...
   $0 (10-08-2019 - CA)

Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP v. Arta Lahiji



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Nahid Lahiji (Nahid)2 retained attorney Alexander Cohen
(Cohe... More...
   $0 (10-07-2019 - CA)

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