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4th District, California Courts of Appeals Tort / Personal Injury Cases, Civil Procedure in Tort Cases, Negligence »

[ 8 Feb 2013 | No Comment ]
Puerta v. Torres (2011) , Cal.App.4th

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[No. G043745. Fourth Dist., Div. Three. May 25, 2011.]
ANTONIO PUERTA, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. ANNA BERTA TORRES, Defendant and Respondent.
[Opinion certified for partial publication. fn. * ]
(Superior Court of Orange County, No. 30-2008-00109105, Robert J. Moss, Judge.)
(Opinion by Moore, J., with Rylaarsdam, Acting P. J., and O'Leary, J., concurring.)
COUNSEL
Antonio Puerta, in pro. per., for Plaintiff and Appellant.
Ford, Walker, Haggerty & Behar, Maxine J. Lebowitz and Michele K. Williams for Defendant and Respondent. {Slip Opn. Page 2}
OPINION
MOORE, J.-
Antonio Puerta and Anna Berta Torres were in a car accident in the City …

4th District, California Courts of Appeals Tort / Personal Injury Cases, Medical Malpractice, Torts by Government »

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DiCampli-Mintz v. County of Santa Clara (2011) , Cal.App.4th

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[No. H034160. Sixth Dist. May 26, 2011.]
HOPE DiCAMPLI-MINTZ, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA et al., Defendants and Respondents.
(Superior Court of Santa Clara County, No. CV089159, William J. Elfving, Judge.)
(Opinion by Rushing, P.J., with Premo, J., and Elia, J., concurring.)
COUNSEL
Campbell, Warburton, Fitzsimmons, Smith, Mendell & Pastore, J. Michael Fitzsimmons and Lisa Jeong Cummins for Plaintiff and Appellant.
Miguel Marquez, County Counsel, Marcy L. Berman, Deputy County Counsel for Defendants and Respondents. {Slip Opn. Page 2}
OPINION
RUSHING, P.J.-
Plaintiff Hope DiCampli-Mintz brought this action alleging that she suffered injuries as a result …

4th District, California Courts of Appeals Tort / Personal Injury Cases, Emotional Distress »

[ 8 Feb 2013 | No Comment ]
Mealy v. B-Mobile, Inc. (2011) , Cal.App.4th

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[No. B226243. Second Dist., Div. Three. May 24, 2011.]
DONALD MEALY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. B-MOBILE, INC., et al., Defendants and Respondents.
(Superior Court of Los Angeles County, No. YC058891, Andrew C. Kauffman, Judge.)
(Opinion by Croskey, Acting P. J., with Kitching, J., and Aldrich, J., concurring.)
COUNSEL
Agnew Brusavich, Bruce M. Brusavich, Tobin D. Ellis; and Jean Ballantine for Plaintiff and Appellant.
Brown, Brown & Klass and Robert L. Kaufman for Defendants and Respondents. {Slip Opn. Page 2}
OPINION
CROSKEY, Acting P. J.-
Donald Mealy appeals a defense judgment on his counts against B-Mobile, Inc., and Guldmann, Inc., …

4th District, California Courts of Appeals Tort / Personal Injury Cases, Defamation »

[ 7 Feb 2013 | No Comment ]
Price v. Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 (2011) , Cal.App.4th

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[No. C064947. Third Dist. Apr. 27, 2011.]
JIM PRICE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL UNION NO. 3 ET AL., Defendants and Appellants.
(Superior Court of Sacramento County, No. 34201000068641CUOEGDS, Allen H. Sumner, Judge.)
(Opinion by Duarte, J., with Raye, P. J., and Robie, J., concurring.)
COUNSEL
Nevin & Absalom, Kenneth C. Absalom and James J. Achermann, for Defendants and Appellants.
Downey Brand, William R. Warne, Cassandra M. Ferrannini and Monica S. Hans, for Plaintiff and Respondent. {Slip Opn. Page 2}
OPINION
DUARTE, J.-
Defendants Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3, Greg Dornback, Henry Miles, Justin Diston, Mike …

4th District, California Courts of Appeals Tort / Personal Injury Cases, Tort Issue in Contract »

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Richards v. Sequoia Insurance Co. (2011) , Cal.App.4th

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[No. A127784. First Dist., Div. Three. Apr. 28, 2011.]
LINDA RICHARDS et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. SEQUOIA INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant and Respondent.
(Superior Court of Sonoma County, No. SCV243382, Rene Auguste Chouteau, Judge.)
(Opinion by Siggins, J., with McGuiness, P.J., and Jenkins, J., concurring.)
COUNSEL
Richards & Richards and Thomas C. Richards for Plaintiffs and Appellants.
Archer Norris and Eric W. Blumhardt for Defendants and Respondent. {Slip Opn. Page 2}
OPINION
SIGGINS, J.-
Appellants Linda and Thomas Richards sued Sequoia Insurance Company (Sequoia) for breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, …

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Carpenter & Zuckerman v. Cohen (2011) , Cal.App.4th

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[No. B215544. Second Dist., Div. Five. May 10, 2011.]
CARPENTER & ZUCKERMAN et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. PAUL COHEN et al., Defendants and Respondents.
(Superior Court of Los Angeles County, No. LC066789, Bert Glennon, Judge.)
(Opinion by Mosk, J., with Armstrong, Acting P. J., and Kumar, J. fn. * concurring.)
COUNSEL
Cook Collection Attorneys, David J. Cook, Robert J. Perkiss, and Nathaniel L. Dunn for Plaintiffs and Appellants.
Excelus Law Group, William W. Bloch for Defendants and Respondents. {Slip Opn. Page 2}
OPINION
MOSK, J.-
INTRODUCTION
The trial court in granting defendants' request to strike plaintiffs' memorandum of costs …

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Lemmer v. Charney (2011) , Cal.App.4th

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[No. B222603. Second Dist., Div. Eight. May 5, 2011.]
DON S. LEMMER, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JEFFREY CHARNEY et al., Defendants and Respondents.
(Superior Court of Los Angeles County, No. EC049369, Laura A. Matz, Judge.)
(Opinion by Grimes, J., with Bigelow, P. J., and Flier, J. concurring.)
COUNSEL
Don S. Lemmer, in pro. per., for Plaintiff and Appellant.
Turner, Reynolds, Greco & O'Hara, Frederick E. Turner and Keith Van Dyke for Defendants and Respondents. {Slip Opn. Page 2}
OPINION
GRIMES, J.-
This is an appeal from a judgment of dismissal after the trial court sustained a demurrer to the …

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Mendoza v. Wichmann (2011) , Cal.App.4th

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[No. C059259. Third Dist. May 3, 2011.]
JOANNA R. MENDOZA, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. JEFFREY WICHMANN et al., Defendants and Appellants.
(Superior Court of Sacramento County, No. 07AS03232, Loren E. McMaster, Judge.)
(Opinion by Nicholson, J., with Raye, P. J., and Blease, J., concurring.)
COUNSEL
Klaus J. Kolb for Defendant and Appellant Jeffrey Wichmann.
David T. Ludington for Defendant and Appellant Klaus J. Kolb.
Freidberg & Parker, Edward Freidberg, Susanna V. Pullen, and Port J. Parker for Plaintiff and Respondent. {Slip Opn. Page 2}
OPINION
NICHOLSON, J.-
The trial court denied defendants' motion to strike plaintiff's malicious prosecution complaint as …

4th District, California Courts of Appeals Tort / Personal Injury Cases, Civil Procedure in Tort Cases, Tort Issue in Contract »

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Hahn v. Diaz-Barba (2011) , Cal.App.4th

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[No. D056528. Fourth Dist., Div. One. Apr. 29, 2011.]
WOLFGANG HAHN et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. ALEJANDRO DIAZ-BARBA et al., Defendants and Respondents.
(Superior Court of San Diego County, No. 37-2009-00083805-CU-BT-CTL, Charles R. Hayes, Judge.)
(Opinion by McConnell, P. J., with McDonald, J., and Aaron, J., concurring.)
COUNSEL
Baker & McKenzie, Ali M.M. Mojdehi, Janet D. Gertz for Plaintiffs and Appellants.
Sandler, Lasry, Laube, Byer & Valdez, Edward I. Silverman; Guevara, Phippard & James, and William J. Phippard for Defendant and Respondent Alejandro Diaz-Barba.
Mazzarella & Caldarelli, William J. Caldarelli; and D. Anthony Gaston for Defendant …

4th District, California Courts of Appeals Tort / Personal Injury Cases, Negligence »

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Tucker v. CBS Radio Stations, Inc. (2011) , Cal.App.4th

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[No. D055920. Fourth Dist., Div. One. Apr. 29, 2011.]
AARON M. TUCKER et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. CBS RADIO STATIONS, INC. et al., Defendants and Respondents.
(Superior Court of Imperial County, No. ECU03948, Jeffrey B. Jones, Judge.)
(Opinion by McIntyre, J., with McConnell, P. J., and McDonald, J., concurring.)
COUNSEL
Biren / Katzman and Matthew B.F. Biren for Plaintiffs and Appellants.
Bacalski, Ottoson & Dubé, Denise M. Serino and Gary Carl Ottoson for Defendants and Respondents CBS Radio Stations, Inc., individually, and dba KFRG, and Ron Martin.
Gray • Duffy and Brian Martin Plessala for Defendant …