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Michael Jeppson v. Eric Ley

This case requires us to define the “public interest” in the
internet age. The issue arises in an anti-SLAPP motion: a
special motion to strike claims under Code of Civil Procedure
section 425.16. This statute can apply if the targeted claims
arose from “protected activity,” which the statute defines to
include statements on an issue of “public interest.”
Neighbors Eric Ley... More...
   $0 (02-03-2020 - CA)

Jay Brome v. California Highway Patrol

Jay Brome sued the California Highway Patrol (the Patrol) asserting that, during
his career as a law enforcement officer, he suffered harassment and discrimination
because of his sexual orientation in violation of the California Fair Employment and
Housing Act (Gov. Code, § 12900 et seq.).1 The trial court granted summary judgment
to the Patrol, holding that Brome’s claims were fil... More...
   $0 (01-29-2020 - CA)

Tamika Schmidt v. Superior Court, County of Ventura

Two court employees alleged a security guard named David
Jacques sexually harassed them with his metal detecting wand
during the courthouse entry screening process. All security
screening was in public and on video. None of the video
supported the allegations. After a lengthy bench trial, the trial
court ruled the plaintiffs had not proved their allegations. The
employees a... More...
   $0 (01-26-2020 - CA)

Natache Goncal Menezes v. Tim McDaniel

Following protracted postjudgment litigation over the transfer of title of real
property from Natache Goncalves Menezes (Wife) to Tim McDaniel (Husband), the court
issued $200,000 in sanctions against Wife, pursuant to Family Code,1 section 271. Wife
challenges the sanctions, contending they improperly include anticipated attorney fees
1 Further section references are to the Family... More...
   $0 (01-17-2020 - CA)

Natache Goncalves Menezes v. Tim McDaniel

Following protracted postjudgment litigation over the transfer of title of real
property from Natache Goncalves Menezes (Wife) to Tim McDaniel (Husband), the court
issued $200,000 in sanctions against Wife, pursuant to Family Code,1 section 271. Wife
challenges the sanctions, contending they improperly include anticipated attorney fees
1 Further section references are to the Family... More...
   $0 (01-16-2020 - 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)

Vaquero Energy, Inc. v. County of Kern

November 2015, the Board of Supervisors (Board) of the County of Kern
approved a new zoning ordinance requiring permits for new oil and gas exploration,
drilling and production. The ordinance imposed a wide range of environmental and other
standards on permit applicants. It also adopted two procedural pathways for obtaining
permits when the proposed activity would be conducted on s... More...
   $0 (11-20-2019 - CA)

Tony Sarun v. Dignity Health

Tony Sarun had no health insurance in March 2012 when
he received emergency care at Northridge Hospital Medical
Center, then owned and operated by Dignity Health.1 Upon
admission Sarun signed an agreement to pay the hospital’s “full
charges, unless other discounts apply.” “Full charges” were
defined as “the Hospital’s published rates (called the
chargemaster), prior to any ... More...
   $0 (11-16-2019 - CA)

In the Matter of the Marriage of MARY PAT SCHULTZ and MARK SCHULTZ

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Mark and Mary Schultz married in 1986. On May 2, 2016, Mary petitioned for a divorce. On June 1, 2016, Mark counter-petitioned for divorce. On September 8, 2016, the trial court entered temporary orders.

The financial history of the marriage, particularly in its lat... More...
   $0 (11-13-2019 - KS)

United States of America v. Cubby Wayne Williams




Los Angles, CA - Inglewood-based Tax Preparer Convicted in Scheme that Sought More than $5 Million in Fraudulent Refunds

A tax preparer and ex-California Franchise Tax Board employee was found guilty by a jury of feder... More...
   $0 (10-15-2019 - CA)

Blakely Mchugh v. Protective Life Insurance

This appeal raises one fundamental issue: whether Insurance Code sections
10113.71 and 10113.721 ("the statutes"), which came into effect on January 1, 2013,
apply to term life insurance policies issued before the statutes' effective date. In 2005,
Protective Life Insurance Company (Protective Life) issued William Patrick McHugh a
60-year term life policy (the policy) that provided... More...
   $0 (10-13-2019 - CA)

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)

Kenneth Bisig v. Time Warner Cable, Inc.





This case is about promises made, promises broken, and disclaimers signed. And it is a reminder that not every broken promise occasions a legal remedy.
Plaintiffs1 sued Time Warner after it allegedly failed to make good on oral promises of continued employment and bette... More...
   $0 (10-08-2019 - KY)

Guillermo Robles v. Domins's Pizza, LLC




Plaintiff Guillermo Robles, a blind man, appeals from the district court’s dismissal of his complaint alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101, and California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act (UCRA)... More...
   $0 (10-08-2019 - 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)

Shirli Fabri Weiss, as Trustee, etc. v. City of Del Mar, Torrey Pacific Corporation, Real Party in Interest



Shirli Weiss, as trustee for her trust, applied under a local scenic view ordinance to
compel a neighboring property owner to trim and maintain its landscaping. After the city
denied her application, Weiss petitioned... More...
   $0 (09-04-2019 - CA)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Northwest Petroleum, LP and Travis County Investments, L.P.


Oklahoma City, OK -Oklahoma Burger King Franchise to Pay $30,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

The operators of a Lawton, Okla., Burger King restaurant have agreed to pay a job applicant with an i... More...
   $300000 (08-22-2019 - OK)

Ronald D. Mass v. Franchise Tax Board




Ronald D. and Pamela S. Mass (Taxpayers) bought shares
in a company that invests in government bonds. They received
dividends derived from interest on those bonds. Because the
Ca... More...
   $0 (08-19-2019 - CA)

KDL, INC. v. SINGH, LLC, SWARNJIT SINGH, and SURINDER PAL SINGH and KARAN GAMBHIR and KHAWAR ALI


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On January 28, 2015, KDL petitioned the district court for damages against the Sing... More...
   $0 (08-09-2019 - KS)

United States of America v. Jeffrey Morrow, Richard M. Owens and Global Gold Exchange, LLC




San Diego, CA - Managers of Local Gold Dealer Plead Guilty to Money Laundering

Global Gold Exchange, LLC and its managers, Jeffrey Morrow and Richard M. Owen, pleaded guilty to multiple financial crimes, admitting that they laundered money t... More...
   $0 (08-06-2019 - CA)

Oxford Preparatory Academy v. Chino Valley Unified School District

This appeal arising from a mandamus action in the superior court presents novel
issues regarding the proper scope of judicial review of a school district's decision to deny
a petition to renew a charter school. Below, the trial court concluded it had to apply an
extremely deferential standard of review because it believed the governing board of the
Chino Valley Unified School Distr... More...
   $0 (07-14-2019 - CA)

Dungie Booker v. Franchise Management Investors U.S., LLC


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Jackson, MS - Dungie Booker sued Franchise Management Investors U.S., LLC on a... More...
   $1 (07-02-2019 - MS)

Sweetwater Union High School District v. Julian Union Elementary School District


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Julian Union Elementary School District (Julian) and Diego Plus Education
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   $0 (06-29-2019 - CA)

Glenn L. Moss v. Dale Duncan


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Plaintiffs and appellants Glenn L. Moss, Jeri C. Moss, and Moss Bros. Auto
... More...
   $0 (06-24-2019 - 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)

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