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January 11, 2016

Kelly v. Orr (2016) 243 Cal.App.4th 940

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Download Publication The Fourth District holds a successor trustee’s suit against counsel was timely because it was filed within one year of termination of the attorney-client relationship with the predecessor trustee. James Kelly was the successor trustee of the Beverly Snodgrass Clark Intervivos Trust. He sued attorneys Barbara Orr, Joseph Holland, Gretchen Shaffer and the […]

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August 10, 2015

Hartford Casualty Ins. Co. v. J.R. Marketing, LLC, 2015 WL 4716917 (August 10, 2015)

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The California Supreme Court allows an insurer to sue Cumis counsel to recover allegedly unreasonable and unnecessary defense fees and costs.  J.R. Marketing, Noble Locks, and several of their employees, (J.R. Marketing”) were sued for intentional misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, and other counts in California and in other states. Hartford Casualty Insurance […]

August 10, 2015

Hartford Casualty Ins. Co. v. J.R. Marketing, LLC, 2015 WL 4716917 (August 10, 2015)

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Download Publication The California Supreme Court allows an insurer to sue Cumis counsel to recover allegedly unreasonable and unnecessary defense fees and costs.  J.R. Marketing, Noble Locks, and several of their employees, (J.R. Marketing”) were sued for intentional misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, and other counts in California and in other states. Hartford […]

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April 13, 2015

County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors v. Superior Court (ACLU of Southern California) (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 1154 (rev. granted 7/8/15)

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The Supreme Court agrees to hear an opinion from the Second District which applies attorney-client privilege protection to billing statements, notwithstanding Public Records Act disclosure requirements  The ACLU of Southern California made a request under the California Public Records Act (CPRA) to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Office of the Los […]

April 1, 2015

Britton et al., v. Girardi, et al., (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 721

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Download Publication The Second District concludes misappropriation claims against attorneys filed 15 years after an aggregate settlement were untimely.  In Prakashpalan v. Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack (2014) 23 Cal App 4th 1105 the Second District  held an attorney’s responsibility to account for settlement proceeds was governed by the fiduciary provisions of the Probate Code.  The […]

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April 1, 2015

Britton et al., v. Girardi, et al., (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 721

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The Second District concludes misappropriation claims against attorneys filed 15 years after an aggregate settlement were untimely.  In Prakashpalan v. Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack (2014) 23 Cal App 4th 1105 the Second District  held an attorney’s responsibility to account for settlement proceeds was governed by the fiduciary provisions of the Probate Code.  The statute of […]

March 19, 2015

Real Estate Agent and Brokers Defense

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March 19, 2015

Insurance Agents and Brokers Defense

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March 19, 2015

Financial Professionals Defense

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March 2, 2015

Acacia Patent Acquisition, LLC v. Superior Court (Reddy), 2015 WL 851517

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The Fourth District concludes a non-client was entitled to disqualify its opponent’s counsel.  Shared Memory Graphics LLC (SM) hired attorneys Floyd & Buss (F&B) to pursue patent infringement litigation against various electronics firms.  In a second action, F&B hired AlvaradoSmith to arbitrate attorney’s fees claims against SM after its case resolved.  F & B alleged […]