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Appellate

Appellate

The Firm has extensive experience in state and federal appellate courts manifest in over 50 appellate opinions in a variety of areas of law including:

  • A landmark decision relating to the standard applicable in the state courts to motions for summary judgment (Aguilar v. Atlantic Richfield Co., 25 Cal. 4th 826 (2001))
  • The leading decision regarding the finality of stipulated judgments for purposes of triggering the statute of limitations under California Civil Procedure Code Section 337.5 (The Cadle Company II, Inc. v. Sundance Financial, Inc., 154 Cal. App. 4th 622 (2007))
  • A leading decision expanding the protections afforded under the anti-SLAPP statute (Tuscher Development Enterprises, Inc. v. San Diego Unified Port District, 106 Cal. App. 4th 1219 (2003))
  • A leading decision in trademark litigation (Playboy Enterprises v. Welles, 279 F.3d 796 (9th Cir. 2002))
  • A decision outlining the requirement of a “favorable determination on the merits” as a prerequisite to a malicious prosecution action (Ferreira v. Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, 87 Cal. App. 4th 409 (2001))
  • A decision on the scope of discovery in trade secret litigation in federal courts (Computer Economics v. Gartner Group, Inc., 50 F. Supp. 2d 980 (C.D. Cal. 1999))
  • A leading decision in attorney malpractice litigation relating to the statute of limitations and the availability of equitable indemnity (Crouse v. Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, 67 Cal. App. 4th 1509 (1998))
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