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Lorena Mejia v. Merchants Building Maintenance, LLC

Defendants Merchants Building Maintenance, LLC and Merchants Building
Maintenance Company (the MBM defendants) appeal from an order of the trial court
denying their joint motion to compel arbitration. The MBM defendants moved to
compel arbitration of a portion of plaintiff Loren Mejia's cause of action brought against
them for various violations of the Labor Code under the Private... More...
   $0 (08-16-2019 - CA)

Daniel Paul Clifford v. Quest Software, Inc.

The question posed in this appeal is whether an employee’s claim against
his employer for unfair competition under Business and Professions Code section 172001
(the UCL) is arbitrable. The employee brought various wage and hour claims against his
employer, and the employer moved to compel arbitration based on the parties’ arbitration
agreement. The trial court granted the motion in... More...
   $0 (08-15-2019 - CA)

Vincent Pina v. County of Los Angeles


Appellant Vincent Pina brought this personal injury
suit against respondents County of Los Angeles and Los
Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (collectively the
County), alleging, inter alia, that the County... More...
   $0 (08-08-2019 - CA)

Yalila Lacayo v. Catalina Restaurant Group, Inc.

Defendants and appellants Catalina Restaurant Group, Inc., Carrows Restaurants,
Inc., Carrows Family Restaurants, Inc., Coco’s Bakery Restaurants, Inc. and Coco’s
Restaurants, Inc. (collectively, Catalina Defendants) appeal the partial denial of their
motion to compel arbitration. Plaintiff and respondent Yalila Lacayo (Lacayo) was an
employee of Catalina Defendants. Lacayo filed h... More...
   $0 (08-03-2019 - CA)

Roy Valentine, Individually and as Administrator v. Plum Healthcare Group, LLC

A. Signing the arbitration agreements
Defendants Plum Healthcare Group, LLC, and White Fir Holdings, LLC, own and
operate Midtown Oaks Post-Acute (Midtown), a skilled nursing facility. On January 13,
2014, Lila Valentine was admitted to Midtown for “rehab” after she fell and broke her
right shoulder. The admission records identified Lila’s daughter, Darleen Valentine, as
Lila’s... More...
   $0 (07-25-2019 - CA)

Leanne Hollingsworth v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles, Heavy Transport, Inc., Real Party in Interest

“Pursuant to constitutional mandate, the Legislature has
vested the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) with
exclusive jurisdiction over claims for workers’ compensation
benefits. (Cal. Const., art. XIV, § 4, Lab. Code, § 5300.)” (La
Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. v. Industrial Indemnity Co.
(1994) 9 Cal.4th 27, 35.) Thus, in an action involving a worker
injured dur... More...
   $0 (07-25-2019 - CA)

MARK MILLER, ET AL. v. CARDINAL CARE MANAGEMENT, : INC., ET AL.


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On December 22, 2016, Lori Miller (“Miller” or “Lori Miller”) became
a re... More...
   $0 (07-21-2019 - OH)

In re Harley C., Persons Coming Under Juvenile Court Law, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services v. Maria O.

In a juvenile dependency matter set for a contested
dispositional hearing, the juvenile court refused to permit mother
Maria O. to testify or to call witnesses because her counsel had
not filed a joint trial statement as required by a local rule. We
conclude that the local rule is invalid and reverse the
dispositional orders.
FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
At the Jul... More...
   $0 (07-18-2019 - CA)

Primo Hospitality Group, Inc. v. Steven Haney, Marc Libarle, Objector and Appellant


Plaintiffs filed a legal malpractice action, then retained
a new attorney. The attorney filed a declaration stating that
he represented the plaintiffs. A defendant in the action
immediately served the attorn... More...
   $0 (07-08-2019 - CA)

Primo Hospitality Group, Inc. v. Steven H. Haney, Marc Libarle, Objector and Appellant


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Plaintiffs filed a legal malpractice action, then retained
a new attorney.... More...
   $0 (07-06-2019 - CA)

Kurt Stoetzl v. Department of Human Services


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In this case, we decide whether a certified class of state
correction... More...
   $0 (07-02-2019 - CA)

Howard Holt; Martin Erskine v. City of Battle Creek




Plaintiffs Howard Holt and Martin Erskine appeal from the judgment entered in favor of Defendant City of Battle Creek on Plaintiffs’ claim that Defendant
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vi... More...
   $0 (06-03-2019 - MI)

Alan Heimlich v. Shiraz M. Shivji

Code of Civil Procedure section 9981
creates an incentive
for settlement. It authorizes an award of costs to a party that
makes a pretrial settlement offer when the opponent rejects the
offer and obtains a lesser result at trial. (Martinez v. Brownco
Construction Co. (2013) 56 Cal.4th 1014, 1019.) In 1997, the
Legislature amended the statute to make the same incentive
a... More...
   $0 (06-01-2019 - CA)

Xavier Nunez v. Nevell Group, Inc.

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Nevell Group, Inc. (Nevell) filed a motion to compel arbitration of the
claims filed against it by former empl... More...
   $0 (05-30-2019 - CA)

Xavier Nunez v. Nevell Group, Inc.

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Nevell Group, Inc. (Nevell) filed a motion to compel arbitration of the
claims filed against it by former empl... More...
   $0 (05-29-2019 - CA)

Boatworks, LLC v. City of Alameda


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The Mitigation Fee Act (Gov. Code, § 66000 et seq.)
authorizes local agencies to
impose fees on a d... More...
   $0 (05-28-2019 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO vs. CARL HAYDEN






Appellant, aka “Whitey,” and Amber Piquet lived toge... More...
   $0 (05-22-2019 - OH)

DeWitt Lambert v. Tesla, Inc., d/b/a Tesla Motors, Inc.





Plaintiff-Appellant DeWitt Lambert filed suit against Defendant-Appellee Tesla, Inc. (Tesla), alleging violations of 42 U.S.C. § 1981. Tesla moved to compel arbitration, and the district court granted the motion. Lambert appealed, arguing that § 1981 claims cannot be subjected to com... More...
   $0 (05-17-2019 - CA)

Michael B. Burch v. Certainteed Corporation


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Plaintiffs Michael and Cindy Burch sued defendant CertainTeed Corporation, an
asbestos-cement (A/C) pipe manuf... More...
   $0 (05-13-2019 - CA)

William Muller v. Roy Miller Freight Lines, LLC

Defendant Roy Miller Freight Lines, LLC (RMFL) appeals from an order
granting in part and denying in part its motion to compel its former employee, plaintiff
William Muller (Muller), to arbitrate his wage and hour claims under the arbitration
provision in his employment agreement. The trial court granted RMFL’s motion on all
but one cause of action, Muller’s claim for unpaid wages,... More...
   $0 (05-03-2019 - CA)

Asher Baruch Landau v. Baruch Eisenberg





In June 2005, two groups from the Bobov Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York,
agreed to arbitrate certain disputes before a rabbinical tribunal. Petitioners-appellees asserted that
“Bobov” was “a trademark within the meaning of section 45 of the Lan... More...
   $0 (05-01-2019 - NY)

Jennifer Jenkins v. S. David Anton, P.A., d/b/a Anton Legal Group; S. David Anton





Jennifer Jenkins worked as a paralegal for David Anton for about nine months. She had a flexible work schedule, and records of the hours she worked
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were not kept. A... More...
   $0 (04-29-2019 - FL)

George Melendez v. San Francisco Baseball Associates, LLC

Under California’s labor laws, “[i]f an employer discharges
an employee, the wages earned and unpaid at the time of
discharge are due and payable immediately.” (Lab. Code, § 201,
subd. (a).) Plaintiffs, security guards at what used to be named
AT&T Park in San Francisco and is now named Oracle Park (the
park), are suing San Francisco Baseball Associates LLC (the
Giants) for... More...
   $0 (04-28-2019 - CA)

Jessica Gingras v. Think Finance, Inc.





The federal government and many states have laws designed to protect
consumers against predatory lending practices. In this case, we must
determine what happens when those laws conflict with the off-reservation
commercial activities of Indian tribes. In s... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - VT)

Oxford Preparatory Academy v. Edlighten Learning Solutions

Defendant Edlighten Learning Solutions appeals from the court’s order
denying its petition to compel arbitration. Defendant entered into three contracts with
plaintiff Oxford Preparatory Academy. One of the contracts was a management services
agreement containing an arbitration clause. The parties subsequently entered into a
termination agreement terminating all rights and obligati... More...
   $0 (04-23-2019 - CA)

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