California Law Update – May 2016

May 12, 2016Law Updates
  1. (Attorneys) Case properly dismissed due to plaintiff counsel’s ‘flagrant’ and repeated violation of trial court’s evidentiary orders. Osborne v. Todd Farm Service. (2d Civil No. B260280, Super. Ct. No. 56-2012-00416941-CU-PO-VTA, California Courts of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Six, May 2, 2016).
  2. (Civil Procedure) Pipe manufacturer’s defamation and trade libel claims over challenged press release fails where press release constituted a fair and true reporting of jury’s verdict. J-M Manufacturing Co. Inc. v. Phillips & Cohen LLP. (No. B256927, Los Angeles County Super. Ct. No. BC537083, California Courts of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Seven, May 2, 2016).
  3. (Topic) Headline, Headline, Headline, Headline, Headline. Hearn Pacific Corp. v. Second Generation Roofing Inc. (No. A142203, Sonoma County Super. Ct. No. SCV-240665, California Courts of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Two, May 2, 2016).

The above referenced matters have come to our attention during the last month. We thought you might be interested in a brief summary of these matters. Please let us know if you would like to receive a copy of any of these recently reported court decisions.

  1. (Attorneys) Case properly dismissed due to plaintiff counsel’s ‘flagrant’ and repeated violation of trial court’s evidentiary orders. Osborne v. Todd Farm Service. (2d Civil No. B260280, Super. Ct. No. 56-2012-00416941-CU-PO-VTA, California Courts of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Six, May 2, 2016).
  2. (Civil Procedure) Pipe manufacturer’s defamation and trade libel claims over challenged press release fails where press release constituted a fair and true reporting of jury’s verdict. J-M Manufacturing Co. Inc. v. Phillips & Cohen LLP. (No. B256927, Los Angeles County Super. Ct. No. BC537083, California Courts of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Seven, May 2, 2016).
  3. Hearn Pacific Corp. v. Second Generation Roofing Inc. (No. A142203, Sonoma County Super. Ct. No. SCV-240665, California Courts of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Two, May 2, 2016).

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Scott D. Buchholz