Arbitration Law
Bassel Ojjeh v. Stephen Brown

Defendants Stephen Brown (Brown) and Ignite Channel, Inc. (Ignite) solicited and
obtained $180,000 in investments from plaintiff Bassel Ojjeh to produce a documentary
film on the refugee crisis in Syria. Plaintiff later sued, claiming that no “significant” or
“substantial” work had been performed on the film, and that defendants had breached
their contractual obligations, defrauded... More...
   $0 (01-02-2020 - CA)

C.W. Howe Partners, Inc. v. Greg Mooradian

Greg Mooradian and Debra A. Mooradian appeal from the
order denying their special motion to strike under Code of Civil
Procedure section 425.161 directed to the cross-complaint filed
against them by C.W. Howe Partners Inc. and its principal Carl
William Howe (collectively the Howes) for express indemnity,
equitable indemnity, contribution and declaratory relief. The
trial c... More...
   $0 (12-31-2019 - CA)

Gregory S. Hood v. John David Gonzales

Defendant and appellant John-David Gonzales (Gonzales) appeals the orders of
the trial court that led to the disbursement of settlement funds to respondents Michael
Silvers, a law corporation (Silvers), Panish, Shea & Boyle (PSB), Michael W. Jacobs
(Jacobs), Case Advance (CA),1 Nexus Physical Therapy (Nexus), and Everence
Association, Inc. (Everence) (Silvers, PSB, Jacobs, CA, Nexu... More...
   $0 (12-10-2019 - CA)

City of Austin v. Ken Paxton and Texas Workforce Commission

The City of Austin enacted a housing ordinance that prohibits landlords from refusing tenants who wish to pay their rent with federal housing vouchers. Shortly thereafter, the State of Texas enacted a statute that sought to invalidate the City’s ordinance and to allow landlords to continue to refuse federal vouchers. The City then sued Ken Paxton, the Texas Attorney General, and the Texas Workforc... More...   $0 (12-05-2019 - TX)

Surjit P. Soni v. Simplelayers, Inc.

This case involves the deadlines to set aside an
arbitration award after arbitration of an attorney-client fee
dispute under the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Act (MFAA)
(Bus. & Prof. Code, § 6200 et seq.)1 by requesting a trial or
filing a pleading to vacate the award. A client filed a request
for arbitration under the MFAA with the Los Angeles
County Bar Association (LACBA). ... More...
   $0 (12-04-2019 - CA)

Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, et al. v. Deutsche Bank, AG

This appeal raises an important issue concerning the investigative authority
of two committees of the United States House of Representatives and the
protection of privacy due the President of the United States suing in his individual,
not official, capacity with respect to financial records. The specific issue is the
lawfulness of three subpoenas issued by the House Committee on Fi... More...
   $0 (12-04-2019 - NY)

Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs v. County of Los Angeles

The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)
appeals from a judgment following the trial court’s ruling
sustaining a demurrer to ALADS’s complaint without leave to
amend. ALADS sued respondent County of Los Angeles (County)
concerning the County’s alleged breach of a labor agreement.
The trial court sustained the County’s demurrer on the sole
ground that ALADS fa... More...
   $0 (12-03-2019 - CA)

Sarah Anderson v. City of San Jose

In this appeal we decide whether a California charter city’s policy for the sale of
surplus city-owned land is preempted by the state’s affordable housing law.
The dispute centers on the City of San Jose’s passage of City Policy 7-13 (Policy
7-13), which appellants Sarah Anderson, Joana Cruz, Urban Habitat Program, and
Housing California contend violates the Surplus Land Act (Gov. ... More...
   $0 (11-29-2019 - CA)

Peter Hudson v. City of Highland Park, Michigan, Derek Hillman, Makini Jackson

Peter Hudson fought fires for the Highland Park Fire Department for close to thirteen years. During that time, he became a person of faith. For five years, he criticized other firefighters at the station for conduct he thought immoral and harmful to their work, and they responded by criticizing his faith and belittling him in other ways. In 2015, Hudson’s supervisor discovered that he had overrepo... More...   $0 (11-26-2019 - MI)

Meadowbrook Insurance Company v. Worker's Compensation Appeals Board and DFS Interpreting

Petitioner Meadowbrook Insurance Company (Meadowbrook), administrator for
Star Insurance Company, petitioned for writ of review of the Workers’ Compensation
Appeal Board’s (WCAB) decision on reconsideration that liens held by DFS Interpreting
(DFS) against Meadowbrook regarding unpaid invoices for interpreter services DFS
provided to Meadowbrook’s insureds were not foreclosed by DF... More...
   $0 (11-22-2019 - CA)

Prima Donna Development Corporation v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Appellant Prima Donna Development Corporation (Prima Donna) is a California
corporation that develops, builds, and manages hotel properties in California and Oregon.
1 We take these facts primarily from the arbitration award and the parties’ filings
submitted in the trial court in conjunction with Wells Fargo’s motion to compel
arbitration. Although Prima Donna’s briefing in this c... More...
   $0 (11-14-2019 - CA)

Sladjana Cvoro v. Carnival Corporation, d/b/a Carnival Cruise Lines

Plaintiff Sladjana Cvoro appeals the district court’s denial of her petition to “vacate and/or alternatively to deny recognition and enforcement” of the foreign arbitral award in favor of her employer, defendant Carnival Corporation d.b.a. Carnival Cruise Lines (“Carnival”),... More...
   $0 (10-21-2019 - FL)

Francisco Gonzales v. San Gabriel Transit, Inc.

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Appellant Francisco Gonzales formerly worked as a driver for
... More...
   $0 (10-09-2019 - CA)

Supershuttle International, Inc. v. Labor and Workforce Development Agency

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The general question presented is whether an employer can
sue... More...
   $0 (10-08-2019 - CA)

Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP v. Arta Lahiji

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Nahid Lahiji (Nahid)2 retained attorney Alexander Cohen
(Cohe... More...
   $0 (10-07-2019 - CA)

Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP v. Arta Lahiji

I. Facts
A. Legal representation
Nahid Lahiji (Nahid)2 retained attorney Alexander Cohen
(Cohen) and his law firm Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP (the
firm) in June 2017 to represent her in a dispute with the insurer
of her home. Nahid obtained some preliminary recovery, and
authorized the firm to retain $120,000 of that recovery. She
nevertheless became dissatisfied with ... More...
   $0 (10-06-2019 - CA)

Travelers Property Casualty Company pf America v. Worker's Compensation Appeals Board and California Insurance Guarantee Association

Two employers agreed that the general employer would
obtain workers’ compensation insurance for employees it leased
to the special employer.1
Relying on this agreement, the special
employer obtained workers’ compensation insurance for its own
employees with a “limiting endorsement” excluding coverage for
special employees. These agreements were in place for several
year... More...
   $0 (10-04-2019 - CA)

Gustavo Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc.

Named plaintiff and class representative Gustavo Naranjo and a
certified class of former and current employees took their lawsuit
against defendant Spectrum Security Services, Inc. (Spectrum) to trial.
They alleged Labor Code section 226.71 meal break violations and
sought premium wages, derivative remedies pursuant to sections 203
(waiting time penalties) and 226 (itemized wag... More...
   $0 (09-28-2019 - CA)


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   $0 (09-26-2019 - FL)

Erin Daly v. Citigroup, Inc.

The plaintiff‐appellant Erin Daly was employed by the defendantsappellees,
Citigroup Inc., Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., and Citibank, N.A. She
brought suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New
York alleging gender discr... More...
   $0 (09-23-2019 - NY)


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Appellant was arrested on July 9, 2014, and charged with simultaneous possession of... More...
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Appellant was arrested on July 9, 2014, and charged with simultaneous possession of drug... More...
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ZB, N.A., and Zions Bancorporation v. Superior Court of San Diego County, Kalethia Lawson, Real Party in Interest

Under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA)
(Lab. Code, § 2698 et seq.),
1 an employee may seek civil penalties
for Labor Code violations committed against her and other
aggrieved employees by bringing –– on behalf of the state –– a
representative action against her employer. (§ 2699, subd. (a).)
In Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC (2014) 59
Ca... More...
   $0 (09-13-2019 - CA)

Jasmine Lopez v. Bartlett Care Center, LLC

Irene Lopez (Irene),a dependent adult within the meaning of Welfare and
Institutions Code section 15610.23, was admitted to defendant Bartlett Care Center,
doing business as French Park Care Center (the Facility), on October 5, 2016, with a
medical history of diabetes, dementia, end-stage renal disease, generalized muscle
weakness, and other debilitating conditions. At the end of O... More...
   $0 (09-01-2019 - CA)

Victor M. Quiroz Franco v. Greystone Ridge Condominium

In March 2018, employees of defendant Greystone Ridge Condominium
(Greystone), including plaintiff Victor M. Quiroz Franco (plaintiff), were presented with
and asked to sign an agreement requiring that each employee agree to submit to final and
binding arbitration ... More...
   $0 (08-30-2019 - ca)

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