The California Court of Appeal affirmed both the trial court’s grant of an anti-SLAPP motion to strike a lawsuit against a lawyer exercising his right to petition and the award of attorney’s fees to the lawyer as the prevailing party.
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The United States District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion for summary judgment in a products-liability action against Monsanto, finding that a Texas statute does not preempt the company’s liability for injuries the plaintiff sustained from using its product Roundup.
The Superior Court for Los Angeles County denied a motion for summary judgment in a personal-injury action arising out of a head-on collision, finding that the defendant (Penske Media Corporation) could be held liable for the driver’s negligence under a novel agency theory.
The Superior Court for Fresno County denied a motion for summary judgment brought by Caltrans and the County of Fresno in a case arising out of a multiple-fatality collision at an intersection between a county road and state highway.
The California Court of Appeal reversed a judgment for the defendant in a case that arose when a trespasser on the defendant’s property started a campfire that spread to the plaintiff’s business.
The California Court of Appeal affirmed a lower-court ruling that defense counsel waived the attorney–client privilege when they failed to promptly ask plaintiffs to return a privileged document the defense had inadvertently produced in discovery.