To do the best job possible as a mediator, arbitrator and referee, I keep up with and summarize the new published California civil cases. In this blog I discuss a new civil case that was published last month.
Attorney fees are near and dear to California attorneys in many areas of the law. New California cases are constantly deciding when, and how much, attorneys can recover if they prevail in a case for their client. Last month, the Sixth District Court of Appeal published a new case addressing whether trial courts have equitable authority, or authority under Probate Code section 15642, to order an unsuccessful party in a trust case to pay attorney fees in excess of their potential trust interest. A video discussing the case is above and my summary of the case is below.
New Attorney Fee Decision
Bruno v. Hopkins (2022) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2022 WL 2128067: The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's judgment for defendants, following a...
In addition to my work as a mediator, arbitrator and referee, I help California lawyers easily keep up with the new case law in their practice areas by publishing California Case Summaries.
Below is a free sample of a new case summary from the newly published issue of my publication .
California Supreme Court
Lawson v. PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. (2022) _ Cal.5th _ , 2022 WL 244731: The California Supreme Court, answering a question posed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, determined the proper method for presenting and evaluating a claim of whistleblower retaliation under Labor Code section 1102.5. Once an employee-whistleblower establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that retaliation was a contributing factor in the employee’s termination, demotion, or other...