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Store owner entitled to attorney fee award for successful defense of Disabled Persons Act claim
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2013

In Jankey v. Lee, 2012 DJDAR 16809 (2012), the California Supreme Court decided an interesting attorney fee case involving a claim for attorney fees


The lack of an enforceable contract does not require denial of attorney fees claim
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • December 12 2012

In Douglas E. Barnhart Inc. v. CMC Fabricators Inc., 2012 DJDAR 15717 (2012), the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District decided a unique and interesting claim for attorney fees arising from the alleged breach of a construction contract


District court finds class action waiver clauses in employment agreements are permissible under FINRA Rules 13204(a) and (b)
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2012

On December 4, 2012, in Cohen v. UBS Financial Services, Inc., et al, 12-CIV-2147 ("Cohen"), the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York addressed whether Rules 13204(a) and (b) of the FINRA Code of Arbitration Procedure precluded enforcement of class action waiver clauses in arbitration agreements with financial advisors


Offset required for attorney fee award in social security case
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2012

In Parrish v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration, 2012 DJDAR 15223 (2012), the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit decided a unique attorney fee case arising out of a dispute relating to the claimant’s eligibility for Social Security benefits


Is it prejudgment or postjudgment interest? The conclusion can make a difference
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2013

In Lucky United Properties Investments Inc. v. Lee, 2013 DAR 1614 (2013), the California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District decided


Representations of future tax treatment to induce creation of pension plan are not actionable as a matter of law
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2013

The California Fourth District Court of Appeal adopted the principle that: it is inherently unreasonable for any person to rely on a prediction of


Administrative law judge invalidates fair claims settlement practices regulations by California Department of Insurance
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2012

Insurance companies could soon be off the hook for stiff penalties and fines imposed by the California Department of Insurance’s for violations of the Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations


Will liability insurers have a duty to defend the NFL in concussion litigation?
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2013

The recent expanse of litigation against the National Football League for concussions and other brain injury related claims contains hall of fame


Two California appellate court decisions vacate forfeiture of bail bonds
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2013

Two recent decisions by California Courts of Appeal reversed trial court rulings which denied surety company motions to vacate the forfeiture of bail


Prevailing employer is entitled to fee award
  • Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2012

In Aleman v. AirTouch Cellular, 2012 DJDAR 13269 (2012), the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District reexamined the denial of an attorney fee award based on the recently decided California Supreme Court decision in Kirby v. Immoos Fire Protection Inc., 53 Cal. 4th 1244 (2012) (discussed here