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Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC resolve multi-million dollar swimming pool case after picking a favorable Monterey County jury

11Apr2016Posted by Legal Team in Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities, Uncategorized

Has anybody you know spent three million dollars on a pool that could not be used? Christman, Kelley & Clarke litigated a case for many years, even obtaining a reversal of a trial court’s dismissal of some defendants in the Sixth District Court of Appeal…

Courthouse News Service: Group Fights Indian Casino Expansion

13Apr2015Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities

Group Fights Indian Casino Expansion By MIKE HEUER      LOS ANGELES (CN) – A Santa Barbara County citizens group sued the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to try to stop them from building a 12-story hotel-casino near Santa Ynez. Save the Valley claims the 500,000-square-foot…

I Want to Change the Child Custody Arrangement!

28Jun2014Posted by Legal Staff in California Law Questions, Child Custody, Child Custody Law, Child Custody Law in California, Child Custody Law in Texas, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities, Law Questions by Texas Cities, Texas Law Questions

You are desperate to change the existing child support order, but you have no idea how to do it. You have no idea what the Court will look at in making its decision. You have an agreement with your ex-spouse to make changes. Your pre-existing…

How far will the SLAPP Statute go?

15Apr2014Posted by Legal Staff in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation, Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities, Law Questions by Texas Cities, Lender Liability Law in California, Texas Law Questions

How far will the SLAPP Statute go?  Recent Developments show it Extends to Residential Home Transactions where, much to the Chagrin of Homeowners, Renters Inform Potential Buyers of Sex Offenders in the Neighborhood.   By: Dugan P. Kelley             Remember the saying growing up, “if…

California Public Records Requests Limited by Courts

28Mar2014Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities, Uncategorized

By Matthew Clarke, Shareholder of Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC The Court Of Appeal of California, in the Sixth Appellate District, in City Of San Jose Et Al., v. Superior Court Of Santa Clara County, Respondent, Ted Smith, Real Party In Interest, Case No. H039498, has restricted the scope of the California…

The Court of Appeal Denies Attorney Fees to a Law Firm Litigant Represented by its own Associate

15Feb2014Posted by Kenton Brice in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities

The Court of Appeal Denies Attorney Fees to a Law Firm Litigant Represented by its own Associate By Matt Clarke Pro Per litigants who prevail may not recover attorney fees because no fees were actually “incurred.”  Trope v. Katz (1995) 11 Cal.4th 274, 280.  But…

Attorneys May Include Binding Arbitration Provisions In Retainer Agreements – Attorneys Should (But Are Not Obligated To) Explain The Terms To “Sophisticated” Clients

15Feb2014Posted by Kenton Brice in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities

Attorneys May Include Binding Arbitration Provisions In Retainer Agreements – Attorneys Should (But Are Not Obligated To) Explain The Terms To “Sophisticated” Clients State Bar Formal Opinion No. 1977-47 found it unethical for an attorney to enter into a binding arbitration with a client for…

The California Court of Appeal Chips Away at the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, et ux.

15Feb2014Posted by Kenton Brice in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities

The California Court of Appeal Chips Away at the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, et ux. [1] By: Matthew M. Clarke On April 27, 2011, the United States Supreme Court decided AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion[2]  by a 5 to…