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Rader v. County of San Bernardino et...

Published Decision

Mandated Reporter Immunity does not apply as a defense to Civil Rights claims filed in state court proceedings…more

| Civil Rights
Langarica v. County of Los Angeles

Appellate Opinion

After hospital staff got into a dispute with Appellant, Antonio Langarica, the hospital defendants convinced the social worker defendants that Antonio had a bad attitude and needed to be brought into line. They then worked…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Personal...
Kemper v. County of San Diego, et al.

Appellant's Opening Brief

This appeal presents a case of first impression. The question raised is whether an action under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 arising from a juvenile court proceeding where child protective services social workers lied to the court in…more

| Civil Rights
Stokes et al. v. Children's Hospital...

Ruling Judment on The Pleadings -- Mandated Reporter Immunity

First known ruling of its kind in California state courts. We are hopeful the defense will writ the decision so we can get the issue in front of the Court of Appeal. We are fairly confident the COA will affirm the decision,…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Family Law
Stokes et al. v. Children's Hospital...

Ps & As Judment on the Pleadings -- Mandated Reporter Immunity

This is the winning memorandum of points and authorities in support of our attack on Children's Hospital's assertion of Mandated Reporter Immunity in a state court action for violation of federal civil rights…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Family Law
Fogarty-Hardwick v. County of Orange,...

Order Granting Fees Incurred on Appeal

After a decade of litigation, Orange County must now pay nearly $9.5 million to a mother whose children were wrongfully removed from her care in February 2000. On December 17, 2010 Orange County Superior Court Judge, Ronald…more

| Civil Rights
Rock & Roll REligion, Inc. v. Robert...

Apellee's Answering Brief

There is no likelihood of confusion between Chinese Laundry and English Laundry. Chinese Laundry's case was exceptional only in its lack of merit. Attorney's fees were appropriately awarded to English Laundry…more

| Intellectual Property
Fogarty-Hardwick v. County of Orange,...

Appellate Opinion

Today, the Fourth District Court of Appeal Affirmed the Judgment in Fogarty-Hardwick v. County of Orange, et al. in so doing the unanimous court stated: "The fact that a very well respected member of the superior court bench…more

| Civil Rights
Rock & Roll REligion, Inc. v. Robert...

Order Granting Attorney's Fees

The underlying case was exceptional in its lack of merit. Thus, Counterdefendants, as the prevailing parties, were entitled to their attorney's fees under Section 1117(a)…more

| Intellectual Property
Frank Marshall et al. v. County of Los...

Los Angeles County Settles Civil Rights Suit Against Child Protective Services

The County of Los Angeles settled a civil rights action brought by the grandparents of two minors for the warrantless removal of the children from their home in violation of the family’s constitutional rights to familial…more

| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Personal Injury

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