Zavala by and through Ruiz v. U.S. of America Attorney: Attorney William James Osborne Area of Law: Civil Law Date: 01/01/1989 State Filed: California Settlement: In Favor This federal case helped clarify the law regarding the rights of an abandoned minor.
Obtains Dismissal Against Former Renowned Client During Lawsuit Attorney: Attorney Thomas L Gourde Area of Law: Civil Law Date: 01/01/2011 State Filed: California Settlement: Dismissal of Action In this case, Mr. Gourde defended a prominent Florida criminal defense attorney and his firm against a fraud claim. The Florida attorney was retained in California by a criminal suspect who was […]
Defense of Attorney Issuing 144 Opinion Letters with inadequate information Attorney: Attorney Thomas L Gourde Area of Law: Civil Law Date: 01/01/2009 State Filed: California Settlement: Favorable Result Without a Loss of her License Mr. Gourde represented an attorney of a firm that provided 144 Opinion letters (confirming restricted company stocks were transferrable) to stock transfer agents, but was […]
CONFIDENTIAL v. CONFIDENTIAL Attorney: Attorney Marina K Fraigun Area of Law: Civil Law Date: 03/01/2010 State Filed: California Settlement: One-hundred-Forty-Seven thousand dollars Settlement Amount: 147,000 My client was fired from her job because the boss thought she stole money. Although he had the right to fire her, he had no proof of the theft. He then reported her as the […]
Attorney Obtained Favorable Result in Property Dispute Between Neighbors Attorney: Attorney Thomas L Gourde Area of Law: Civil Law Date: 01/01/2008 State Filed: California Settlement: Favorable Result In this case, two neighbors shared a common driveway, came embroiled in a dispute about the driveway and issues related to their property line. The case proceeded through trial and an appeal, […]
AAA v. N Attorney: Attorney Miranda D McCroskey Area of Law: Civil Law Date: 03/01/2016 State Filed: California Settlement: Yes Settlement Amount: 4,000 Client was an uninsured motorist. She was sued by the other motorist’s insurance company for subrogation. We settled the $10,000 demand for $4,000 and the case was dismissed.
Be careful where you spit. More than one state court has ruled that you don’t have full “privacy” rights in your saliva once it leaves your body. If police collect your spit after it willingly leaves your mouth, such collection will also not be considered an “unreasonable search and seizure” under the Constitution (unlike the […]
The UN is currently involved in two federal lawsuits challenging its longstanding immunity under the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations. In early 2010, Haiti endured a 7.0 earthquake with more than 50 aftershocks measuring 4.5 or worse. The death toll was estimated as high as 160,000, the injury toll was […]
The internet is rife with rumors and hoaxes, in case you didn’t notice. Worse yet, those of us who’ve used the internet since the early 1980’s see many more rumors and hoaxes than we saw several decades ago. That does not bode well for the internet, as its trajectory is toward even more rumors and […]
On January 14, 2016, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California filed a federal civil suit against the makers of the now-notorious anti-Planned Parenthood videos released in 2015. Filed in United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, the suit alleges that the Center for Medical Progress, Biomax […]