Low, Ball & Lynch

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505 Montgomery Street
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San Francisco, CA 94111-2584, United States
Phone: (415) 981-6630
Fax: (415) 982-1634
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Law
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
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  • California
Number of Attorneys
25-50 Attorneys

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Enjoined Pursuant To City’s Municipal Code And “Permissive Zoning” Code

Urgent Care Medical Services, et al. v. City of Pasadena, and related actions - Second Appellate District, Division Four The City of Pasadena Municipal Code expressly prohibits medical marijuana dispensaries. Pasadena’s…more
 /  Administrative Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Summary Judgment Rulings On Duty And Causation Elements Taco Truck And Apartment Fire Cases

Travis Sakai v. Massco Investments, LLC - Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (February 8, 2018) - Taco Truck Case re: Duty - Defendant Massco Investments LLC (Massco) owned a gas station with a parking lot which…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Insurance, Personal Injury

The California Second Appellate District Revisits the “Retained Control” and “Hazardous Condition” Exceptions to Privette

Luis Gonzalez v. John R. Mathis, et al. - Court of Appeal, Second District (February 6, 2018) - The Privette doctrine, protects the hirers of independent contractors from liability for workplace injuries involving…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Attorneys’ Fees Denied To Plaintiff Even Though He Proved His Termination Was Substantially Motivated By His Disabilities

Bustos v. Global P.E.T., Inc., et al., - Fourth Appellate Court of Appeal, No. E065869 (Jan. 16, 2018) - The California Court of Appeals affirmed the denial of attorneys’ fees for an employee despite the jury finding that…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

California Supreme Court’s Unanimous Holding In Mcmillin Albany LLC V. Superior Court: Affirming Builders’ And Developers’ Right To Repair In Construction Defect Cases

McMillin Albany LLC, et al., v. The Superior Court of Kern County, Respondent; Carl Van Tassel, et al., Real Parties in Interest - Case No. S229762; January 18, 2018 - This case decided whether common law actions alleging…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

Original Drug Manufacturer Owes New Tort Duties When Generics Take Over

T.H., a Minor v. Novartis - Fourth Appellate District, Division One - The California Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision allowing individuals who were injured by a generic drug to sue the brand-name…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Attorney Fees Recoverable Even When Contract Voided

California-American Water Co. v. Marina Coast Water District, et al. - Court of Appeal of the State of California, First Appellate District, Division One November 15, 2017 - The California-American Water Company, a water…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

No Unlimited Duty of Care Without Personal Injury or Property Damage

Southern California Gas Company, Petitioner, v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County - Respondent; First American Wholesale Lending Corporation, et al., Real Parties in Interest 18 Cal.App.5th 581 - Court of Appeal of…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Toxic Torts

Case Dismissed For Failure To Produce PMQ

Creed-21 v. City of Wildomar - Court of Appeal of the State Of California, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two November 28, 2017 - Walmart wanted to build a store in Wildomar. An alleged non-profit, social advocacy…more
 /  Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

Voters May Petition to Tax Cannabis

California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland State - Supreme Court of California (August 28, 2017) - In California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland State, the Supreme Court of California held that while the state…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics

Employment Law – “Conduit” Case Does Not Qualify as Marital Discrimination & Employers are Not Required to Investigate Allegations Against At-Will Employees Before Terminating Employment

Orlando Nakai v. Friendship House Association of American Indians, Inc., et al. - Court of Appeal, First Appellate District (August 10, 2017) - In Orlando Nakai v. Friendship House Association of American Indians, Inc., et…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Torts – Primary Assumption of Risk – Hot Air Ballooning

Erika Grotheer v. Escape Adventures, Inc., et al. - Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, 14 Cal.App.5th 1283 (August 31, 2017) - Plaintiff Erika Grotheer (hereafter “Plaintiff”) was injured when her hot air balloon…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Personal Injury

[Webinar] California Insurance, Marijuana, and Reasonable Medical Treatment - November 9th, 1:00pm PT

Low, Ball & Lynch is pleased to present our 2017 Sacramento Seminar/Webinar. Expert attorneys from LBL, along with medical and insurance professionals, to bring you up-to-date on recent legal developments in legal issues…more
 /  Insurance

Insurance Coverage – Indemnification Under Excess Policies

Montrose Chemical Corporation of California v. Superior Court - Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (September 8, 2017) - The California Second District Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Montrose Chemical…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

Torts: Changes to CCP §340.1 Did Not Change Deadline for Submitting Claims to Public Entities

Latrice Rubenstein v. Doe No. 1 et al. - SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 3 Cal.5th 903 (August 28, 2017) - Code of Civil Procedure §340.1(a) provides that an action for damages suffered as a result of childhood sexual abuse…more
 /  Civil Procedure
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