Appellate Update

Appellate Court Update for April 2023

Animal law In this case, the plaintiff sued a veterinarian for botching the euthanasia of her cat, alleging fraud, deceit, conversion, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The trial court…
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Appellate Court Update for March 2023

APPELLATE UPDATE March 2023   Arbitration An arbitration agreement, like any contract, requires the mutual consent of the parties. An elderly man suffered a stroke and entered a skilled nursing…
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Appellate Court Update for February 2023

February 2023 appellate case update   Immunity to mandated reporter for false report The Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (“the Act”) provides absolute immunity for mandated reporters…
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Appellate Court Update for November 2022

Arbitration In this case, Kail DeLeon sued his former employer, Aerotek, Inc. and Juanita’s Foods. The parties had an arbitration agreement. The Superior Court granted defendants’ motion to compel arbitration.…
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Appellate Court Update for October 2022

Trusts and estates “Personal property” as used in Probate Code §850 does not mean communications and documents from the administration of a temporary conservatorship estate. Section 850 is not to…
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Appellate Court Update for August 2022

Arbitration Agreement An employee signed an arbitration agreement with his employer, Cisco. Subsequently, the employee filed a discrimination claim with the Department. After investigation, the Department brought suit against Cisco.…
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Appellate Court Update 3/31

Mendoza v. Trans Valley Transport Docket no. H044372 (Sixth Appellate District) Opinion Date: March 1, 2022 Arbitration agreements, enforceability Plaintiff applied for a job as a truck driver. Does not…
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