Doe v. Trustees of Boston College

(United States First Circuit) – Vacating in part and affirming in part the dismissal on summary judgment of a suit brought by an anonymous boy and his parents against Boston College and its officials relating to an Administrative Hearing Board determination that...

Smythe v. Uber Technologies, Inc.

(California Court of Appeal) – Affirming an order denying Uber’s motion to compel arbitration in an action brought by a man who drove for both Lyft and Uber because his action alleging that Uber engaged in a practice of directing its drivers and others to...

Chicago Coating Company, LLC v. US

(United States Federal Circuit) – Affirming a US Court of Federal Claims determination that deeds between landowners’ predecessors in interest and a railroad conveyed a property to the railroad in fee simple, resulting in a denial of their claims for...

Sveen v. Melin

(United States Supreme Court) – Reversing and remanding a determination by the Eight Circuit that the retroactive application of a Minnesota law that automatically revoked any revocable beneficiary designation, such as the designation of a life insurance policy,...

ING Bank N.V. v. M/V Temara

(United States Second Circuit) – Affirming in part, vacating in part, and remanding the district court denial of maritime liens and the sua sponte entry of summary judgment in favor of a vessel in a suit involving competing maritime lien claims arising from the...

LAND OF LINCOLN MUTUAL HEALTH v. US

(United States Federal Circuit) – The Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of judgement for the government on plaintiff claims of statutory and contract claims, under the reasoning in Moda Health Plan, Inc. v. US, No. 17-1994. Because plaintiffs contract claim...

Shame on You Productions v. Elizabeth Banks

(United States Ninth Circuit) – In this copyright and attorney fees case the 9th Circuit affirmed the Central District Court opinion awarding attorneys fees to defendants under 17 USC section 505. Plaintiff file suit claiming copyright infringement and breach of...

Williams v. Atria Las Posas

(California Court of Appeal) – Reversed and remanded an order denying a petition to compel arbitration. Plaintiff suffered major injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, in a bicycle accident and was admitted to a residential care facility. Due to his...

D’Amico Dry Limited v. Primera Maritime Limited

(United States Second Circuit) – Vacating and remanding a case that had been dismissed after bench trial for lack of subject matter jurisdiction involving an English court’s judgment pertaining to freight derivative contracts because it qualified as an...

Agility Logistics Services Company KSC v. Mattis

(United States Federal Circuit) – Affirming the decision by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals dismissing for lack of jurisdiction because the Contract Disputes Act did not provide jurisdiction in a case involving a contract with the Army to establish...

Shapira v. Lifetech Resources

(California Court of Appeal) – Reversing the award of costs and attorney fees to a company in a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging the breach of an employment contract because the former employee sought the voluntary dismissal of the case, which he...

Hedwell v. PCMV, LLC

(California Court of Appeal) – Affirming the trial court’s cancellation of the filing of a second amended cross complaint and the denial of a motion for leave to amend a first amended cross complaint and a motion to stay proceedings in a case where a party...

James v. J2 Cloud Services

(United States Federal Circuit) – Reversing the dismissal of a claim for correction of inventorship and state law claims for lack of jurisdiction in the case of a man claiming to be the sole inventor of a patent for accepting incoming messages over a circuit...

Heckart v. A-1 Self Storage, Inc.

(Supreme Court of California) – Affirming the Court of Appeals judgment that a self storage company’s offer to assume the risk of loss for a fee, an alternative indemnity agreement meant to serve as a substitute for insurance, was not subject to regulation...

Holloway v. Showcase Realty Agents, Inc.

(California Court of Appeal) – Reversing the dismissal of a claim relating to the alleged conflict of interest in the acquisition of property by the San Lorenzo Valley Water District’s acquisition of property where one of the District’s directors had...