Complex Litigation Creates Case Law on CA Summary Judgment Statute

In a complex litigation involving 65 business entities and 1,800 pollution sites, obtained a writ that held that the right of a litigant to seek summary judgment, an important right for our clients, is sacrosanct.  Highlights of the case included a rare oral argument on a writ petition, after which the court of appeal issued a published opinion that granted the writ and directed the trial court to vacate its order.  Resulted in a published opinion, First State Ins. Co. v. Superior Court, 79 Cal.App.4th 324, 94 Cal.Rptr.2d 104 (2000).

Location

Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

Counsel

David G. Hagopian

Related Industries

  • Consumer Goods & Retail

Related Case Studies

Disability Discrimination Claim Dismissed at Summary Judgment

Successfully Enforced Arbitration Agreement on behalf of Non-Signatory Sister...

CDF Attorneys Convince DLSE to Dismiss $15,000 Meal and...

Dismissal of Nationwide Wage Claims Against National Retailer Before...

Withering Cross Examination Nets Favorable Settlement and Mid-Trial Dismissal

Global Corp.‘s Workforce Reduction Executed Fairly and with Minimal...

Sexual Harassment Actions Against High Profile Co. Strategically Reduced...

Successful Employment Agreements for Rabbi and Cantor Set Right...

Retailer Defeats Same Sex Sexual Harassment Case with Jury...

Multilingual Breach of Contract/Fraud Case Defeated at Trial

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP © 2018

Why CDFWhat We DoAttorneysCase StudiesNews & EventsOfficesAttorney AdvertisingDisclaimer