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U.S. Supreme Court Win by Hurrell Cantrall

U.S. Supreme Court adopts argument to overturn the Ninth Circuit's "provocation" rule in excessive force cases under the Fourth Amendment

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Summary Judgment Affirmed in Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit

Plaintiff filed causes of action for violation of his Due Process rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against a law enforcement agency and its personnel claiming that his property was wrongfully dispersed before he was convicted of criminal charges.

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Summary Judgment in State Employment Case Brought by Executive

Plaintiff sought damages for violation of his rights under the FEHA while working as an executive of a public entity.

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Summary Judgment in Federal Employment Discrimination Case

We obtained summary judgment on behalf of a chemical company based in Ohio in an employment lawsuit where the employee claimed his employer violated his rights under the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), discriminated him in violation of the Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) based on his disability, and failed to reasonably accommodate his disability.

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Dismissal in Personal Injury Lawsuit

Plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell at a winery. The winery filed a cross-complaint against our client who hosted an event at the winery at which plaintiff fell.

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Defense Verdict in Employment Discrimination Case

We obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a school district in a lawsuit brought by an employee who claimed he was discriminated and retaliated against based on his age, gender and race.  Plaintiff, a Caucasian male over the age of 40, claimed he was highly qualified and experienced unlike the African-American female under the age 40 who was selected for a managerial position instead of him.  In its defense, we presented evidence of how plaintiff lacked the necessary qualities of an effective manager.  After an hour of deliberation, the jury returned a defense verdict.

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Successful Defense of Assembly Bill 1775 in Court and on Appeal

We obtained a dismissal with prejudice of a complex matter where plaintiffs filed suit against the Attorney General of California and a local District Attorney for declaratory and injunctive relief to enjoin and prohibit the Attorney General and the district attorneys of the State of California from enforcing Assembly Bill (“A.B.”) 1775.

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Summary Judgment Granted in Dangerous Condition of Public Property Case Involving a Soccer Field

We obtained summary judgment on behalf of a public entity based on the recreational activity immunity under Government Code § 831.7.

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Dismissal of Law Enforcement Liability Lawsuit

We obtained a dismissal at the pleading stages on behalf of a law enforcement agency and several sworn officers in allegations of violations of civil rights, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, and negligence.

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Defense Verdict for School District Client in General Liability Matter

We obtained a defense verdict in a case where the plaintiff alleged he sustained a traumatic brain injury requiring life-long future medical care after being injured by a tree.

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