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Civil Litigation Law in California

 

Lompoc Record Reports: Former jail project manager in legal fight with county – – Issues involve use of title, back pay, other allegations

11 Apr 2016 Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Uncategorized

Lompoc Record Former jail project manager in legal fight with county – Santa Barbara County is embroiled in civil litigation with the former project manager of the long-anticipated Northern Branch Jail, with both the project and county tax payers caught in the middle. Issues involve use…

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

11 Apr 2016 Posted by Legal Team in Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities, Uncategorized

After litigating the matter for many years, including obtaining a reversal of the trial court’s dismissal of some defendants in the Sixth District Court of Appeal in Santa Clara, California, Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC began picking a jury in a remote courthouse in Monterey…

11 Apr 2016 Posted by Legal Team in Civil Litigation Law in California, Texas Law Questions

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”   George Santayan. In late 2014, Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC obtained a California judgment against a 7 Eleven franchisee and its manager for sexual harassment. Now Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC will represent another…

Courthouse News Service: Group Fights Indian Casino Expansion

13 Apr 2015 Posted 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…

Santa Ynez Valley News Article: “Santa Ynez Valley activist group sues to halt Chumash hotel expansion”

09 Apr 2015 Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas

http://syvnews.com/news/local/santa-ynez-valley-activist-group-sues-to-halt-chumash-hotel/article_68060d30-0c29-53ab-b4ab-8792da95582c.html A Santa Ynez Valley-based activist group has filed a federal lawsuit lobbying for an injunction to halt the Chumash Casino Resort expansion project, alleging that it violates local, state and federal laws. In an 18-page lawsuit filed Friday in the United States District Court,…

Is sexual assault ever “accidental” so that insurance is triggered?

30 Mar 2015 Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California

This discusses a recent case called Gonzalez v. Fire Insurance Exchange (2015) H039368, 6th Appellate District, emphasizing the need to carefully draft a complaint so that the defendants’ insurance is triggered.  It is also critical to locate all potential applicable insurance policies as each may have…

How far will the SLAPP Statute go?

15 Apr 2014 Posted 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

28 Mar 2014 Posted 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…

Expert Witness Fees Are Available Under California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)

18 Feb 2014 Posted by Kenton Brice in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Employment Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas

Litigation attorneys frequently think about making a settlement offer under Code of Civil Procedure section 998.  If the defendant does not accept the offer and the plaintiff achieves a result that is greater than the offer, the Court can award expert witness fees.  Let’s face it…