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Plaintiff employee sued defendant, his former employer, for breach of contract and fraud. In a bifurcated trial, the jury found in favor of plaintiff and awarded him $ 210,320 in compensatory damages, $ 50,000 in emotional distress damages, and $ 1 million in punitive damages. Defendant appealed from the judgment of the Superior Court of […]

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Plaintiff couple challenged the decision of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County (California), which sustained the general demurrers filed by defendants, an individual and company, in plaintiffs’ suit for declaratory relief and relief based on gift misrepresentation and fraud with respect to a letter conveying an interest in defendant company. A special demurrer filed […]

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Plaintiff judgment creditors sought class certification on behalf of all class-member judgment creditors certified in an earlier state court class action. The creditors sought to pursue their remedies against defendants, a judgment debtor and his family, his attorneys, his accountant, and bank, trusts and corporate entities he controlled, under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations […]

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Defendants, an employer and two individuals, appealed an order of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County (California) which denied their petition to compel plaintiff former employee to arbitrate her California employment discrimination and wrongful termination claims against them. Parties’ San Diego litigation attorney appeal. Overview Plaintiff had opposed the petition on the ground that […]

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