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May 2, 2016

Osborne v. Todd Farm Service 2016 WL 1756753

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Download Publication The Second District holds an attorney’s violations of pre-trial evidentiary rulings warrant a sanction of dismissal. Rebecca Osborne retained Glenn Murphy to sue Todd Farm Service and Berrington Custom Hay Stacking and Transport, Inc. (Berrington) when she was injured by a hay bale that unexpectedly gave way as she was tossing it. There […]

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December 9, 2015

Crawford v. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., (2015) 242 Cal.App.4th 1265

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Download Publication The Second District holds threats of physical harm against opposing counsel justify terminating sanctions. Douglas Crawford represented himself a dispute with Chase Bank about accounts held by his late mother. After numerous discovery skirmishes, he appeared for a deposition with a can of pepper spray and a stun gun, and threatened to physically […]

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August 27, 2015

Kaass Law v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 799 F.3d 1290 (9th Cir. 2015)

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Download Publication The Ninth Circuit holds 28 U.S.C. § 1927 authorizes sanctions only against individual attorneys, not law firms.   Kaass Law attorney Armen Kiramijyan filed a complaint on behalf of Izabell Manukyan against 10 defendants, including Wells Fargo Bank, alleging improper reporting of adverse information to credit agencies. Kiramijyan responded to a motion to […]

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May 5, 2011

In Re Marriage Of Davenport (2011) 194 Cal.App.4th 1507

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The First District holds attorney conduct warrants substantial sanctions. Michael and Andrew Watters of O’Brien Watters & Davis LLP represented Jill Davenport in her dissolution.  Her former husband Ken Davenport was represented by multiple different law firms.  The proceedings were extensive, and generated nineteen volumes of court files, considered outrageous in a family law case. […]

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January 30, 2009

Bak v. MCL Financial Group, Inc. (2009) 170 Cal.App.4th 1118

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Download Publication The Fourth District holds that an arbitration panel has the authority to award sanctions for discovery misconduct.  Linda Bak was one of seven plaintiffs who were registered representatives of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA; previously known as the National Association of Securities Dealers or NASD) who had sued their former employer MCL […]

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November 25, 2008

Wallis v. PHL Associates (2008) 168 Cal.App.4th 882

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Download Publication The Third District holds that severe monetary sanctions against an attorney and a client were warranted for violations of a protective order.   Dale Wallis sued her former employer PHL, who cross-complained against her and her husband for misappropriation of trade secrets.  In the course of litigation the parties agreed to a protective order […]

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October 27, 2008

Williams v. Russ (2008) 167 Cal. App.4th 1215

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Download Publication The Second District holds that dismissal of a legal malpractice case is warranted for a party’s intentional destruction of the attorney’s file. Doug Williams was the administrator and trustee of an employee benefits and retirement plan.  He was involved in litigation in federal court that was settled but which led to his removal […]

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September 30, 2008

Wood v. Jamison (2008) 167 Cal.App.4th 156

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Download Publication The Second District holds that an attorney engaged in conflicts of interest and self-dealing was subject to both damages and attorney’s fees and costs under the Elder Abuse Act.  After several life crises, Merle Peterson, an elderly woman, met Patrick McComb, who falsely told her he was her nephew. Peterson transferred a significant […]

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June 14, 2005

Freeman v. Lasky Haas & Cohler (2005) 410 F.3d 1180

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Download Publication Ruling that discovery is not a petition, the Ninth Circuit applies first amendment immunity and affirms dismissal of a complaint against attorneys alleging anti-trust act violations based on discovery abuse in prior litigation. Real estate agent Arleen Freeman subscribed to a regional real estate multiple listing service (MLS) run by Sandicor.  Believing that […]

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March 3, 2005

In re Marriage of Dupre (2005) 127 Cal.App.4th 1517 (rev. denied 7/13/05)

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Download Publication The Third District holds that a petitioner need not establish that a report of child abuse was false prior to seeking sanctions against an attorney under Family Code Section 3027.1 A father of an eight-year old daughter accused his former wife of failing to protect their daughter from sexual molestation and abuse.  He […]

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