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October 25, 2012

Chodos v. Cole (2012) 210 Cal.App.4th 692

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Download Publication The Second District holds a claim for equitable indemnity by one attorney against another premised on claims of legal malpractice is not subject to an anti-SLAPP motion . Hillel Chodos and co-counsel Hugh Gibson sued Navabeh Borman for fees incurred in a marital dissolution and related “Marvin” action.  Chodos and Gibson alleged Borman […]

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April 5, 2010

Jocer Enterprises, Inc. v. Ernest Price, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley (2010) 183 Cal.App.4th 559

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Download Publcation A claim for equitable indemnity by a client against its attorney cannot be stated where the attorney and client do not jointly owe a duty to a third party.  Ernest Price and his law firm, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley represented Jocer Enterprises, Inc.  in a lawsuit against its former employee Laura Attig […]

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June 27, 2002

Musser v. Provencher (2002) 28 Cal.4th 274

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Download Publication The California Supreme Court has endorsed a case-by-case analysis in determining the propriety of attorney-to-attorney indemnity actions when an attorney seeks recovery for his or her malpractice losses against concurrent or co-counsel. Furthermore, the Court has ruled it is not an impermissible assignment for an insurer to succeed to such an indemnification claim. […]

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