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Summary: 587 F. Supp. *1359 Stephen R. Carley (on the motion for disqualification) Gerald E. Boltz, Charles R. Hartman, Uzzell S. Branson, III, Robert D. *1360 Donaldson, Rogers & Wells, Los Angeles, Cal., for Securities Investor Protection Corp. C. Edward Simpson, Robert A. Graham, Jr., Jones, Bell, Simpson & Abbott, Los Angeles, Cal., for plaintiffs Eugene W. Bell, trustee for the liquidation of Joseph Sebag Inc. and John L. Britton, trustee for the liquidation of First State Securities Corp. David L. ......read more.


Summary: 617 F. Supp. 1 (1985) Marilyn ANDERSON and Walter Berk, Plaintiffs, v. PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION, et al., Defendants. John F. Denove, Cheong & Denove, Los Angeles, Cal., for plaintiffs. Defendants are Paramount Pictures Corporation (Paramount), Aaron Russo Productions, Aaron Russo, Irwin Russo, Timothy Harris (Harris), and Herschel Weingrod (Weingrod).


Summary: 403 F. Supp. Law v. Sea Drilling Corp., 510 F.2d 242, 250 (5th Cir. 1972); In re Marine Sulphur Transport Corp., 312 F. Supp. 2d 314 (1973); Green v. Ross, 338 F. Supp. See Moragne v. States Marine Lines, Inc., supra, 398 U.S. at 406, 90 S. Ct. 1772; Fitzgerald v. A. L. Burbank & Co., 451 F.2d 670, 683 (2d Cir. Sea-Land Services, Inc. v. Gaudet, supra at 589-70, [94 S. Ct. 806]; Skidmore v. Grueninger, 506 F.2d 716, 727-29 (5th Cir.


Summary: 483 F. Supp. 2d 967 (2007) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. TORLAW REALTY, INC., et al., Defendants. I. INTRODUCTION The United States filed its complaint on July 2, 2003, which alleged seven claims *969 for relief, for: violation of 25 U.S.C. § 415; violation of the BIA's cease and desist order; trespass; ejectment; and three claims for violation of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ("RCRA"), 42 U.S.C. § 6973, RCRA § 7003(a). The United States filed its first motion for summary judg......read more.


Summary: 752 F. Supp. Petitioner MELVIN MEFFREY WADE (WADE) has filed a Petition For Writ of Habeas Corpus By a Person In State Custody alleging his conviction and death sentence for: murder; torture special circumstance, and heinous, atrocious and cruel special circumstances is unconstitutional on various grounds; They are: *932 1. Juror Misconduct/Receipt, Discussion and Consideration of Extra-Record Facts at Penalty Phase 9. INEFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL AT VOIR DIRE — GUILT PHASE — SANITY PHASE —......read more.


Summary: 347 F. Supp. Robert C. Vanderet, Seth A. Aronson, Sharon Louise Tomkins, O'Melveny & Myers, Howard M. Privette, Morgan J. Miller, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, Los Angeles, CA, Michael J. Biles, Paul R. Bessette, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, Austin, TX, Donna M. Herzing, Robert Charles Friese, Zesara Chan, Shartsis, Friese & Ginsburg, San Francisco, CA, Marc A. Fenster, Russ, August & Kabat, Richard D. Gluck, Fairbank & Vincent, Robert H. Fairbank, Los Angeles, CA, John William Davis, John W.......read more.


Summary: 942 F. Supp. 1275 (1996) LOS ANGELES NEWS SERVICE, Plaintiff, v. REUTERS TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL, LIMITED; Visnews International (USA), Limited; Reuters America Holdings, Inc.; Reuters America, Inc., Defendants. This matter came on regularly for trial of the question of statutory damages for the infringements of two copyrighted works owned by Plaintiff on September 24, 1996, in the courtroom of the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw, United States District Judge. Plaintiff Los Angeles News Service ("......read more.


Summary: 207 F. Supp. 2d 1037 (2002) Kevin SPACEY, an individual, and M. Profitt Productions, Inc., a California Corporation, Plaintiffs, v. Jeffrey BURGAR, an individual, and the Kevin Spacey Club, Defendants. Burgar and Defendant Kevin Spacey Club, now move to dismiss the case under Rule 12(b)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, claiming that this Court lacks personal jurisdiction over him and his company. The Ninth Circuit's decision in Cybersell, Inc. v. Cybersell, Inc., 130 F.3d 414, 419-20 ......read more.


Summary: 83 F. Supp. See 28 U.S.C. § 1442(a)(1) ("section 1442(a)(1)") (authorizing removal of any civil action commenced against the United States or its agencies) (emphasis added); Nolan v. Boeing Co., 919 F.2d 1058, 1066 (5th Cir.1990) (noting that section "1442(a)(1) — which authorizes the removal of a `civil action' by a federal officer or agency sued in state court — permits a federal officer or agency to remove the `entire case' to federal court even though the removing party [is] a third-party de......read more.


Summary: 760 F. Supp. Cooper v. Pickett, 137 F.3d 616, 625 (9th Cir.1997) *851 (italics in original). Vess v. Ciba-Geigy Corp., USA, 317 F.3d 1097, 1106 (9th Cir.2003). In resolving the FTC's motion to dismiss, the central issue is whether the FTC's claim that the Vakils engaged in "unfair or deceptive acts or practices" in violation of this act are subject to the heightened pleading standard of Rule 9(b). FTC v. Freecom Commc'ns, Inc., 401 F.3d 1192, 1200 (10th Cir.2005). 543 F. Supp. 543 F. Supp. Aug. ......read more.


Summary: (2008) WESTERN CATHY WEDGE, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL ASTRUE, Commissioner of Social Security Defendant. This matter is before the Court for review of the decision by the Commissioner of Social Security denying plaintiff's application for Supplemental Security Income. After reviewing the matter, the Court reverses the decision of the Commissioner and remands to determine whether the plaintiff is eligible for the childhood disability benefits prior to age 21 under listing 112.05D. I. PROCEDURAL BACKG......read more.


Summary: 264 F. Supp. On January 9, 1967, in open court in the presence of counsel for Plaintiff and Defendants, and after argument, the Court issued and filed a Temporary Restraining Order and an Order to Show Cause why a preliminary injunction should not issue. It is further ordered that the Clerk serve copies of this Preliminary Injunction and the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, by United States mail, which were filed this date, upon counsel for Plaintiff and Defendants. 1945); G. P. Putnam's......read more.




Summary: 525 F. Supp. I. BACKGROUND Plaintiff Laura Cyr brings this Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") suit seeking additional long term disability ("LTD") benefits based on an adjusted salary and declaratory relief clarifying her rights to future benefits against her former employer Channel Technologies, Inc. ("CTI") and CTI's insurer, Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company ("RSL"). According to Cyr, in 2004 she and CTI entered into a wage agreement settling her lawsuit in reliance upon......read more.


Summary: 754 F. Supp. I. Background In their Motion to Dismiss the Second Amended Complaint, Defendants are once again making the preemption argument that the Court more or less ruled on at the last hearing. There is no really new argument that is made in Defendants' latest round of briefing, and the case they principally rely on, In re Pepsico, Inc., Bottled Water Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, 588 F. Supp. [1] It also *1140 includes references to representations about other ingredients (such......read more.


Summary: 302 B.R. 308 (2003) In re DAEWOO MOTOR AMERICA, INC., Debtor. Daewoo Motor America, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Gulf Insurance Company, Defendant. *309 David E.R. Woolley, Los Angeles, CA, for Daewoo Motor America, Inc. I. INTRODUCTION/FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND Originally filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California on May 22, 2003, this action seeks money damages under an insurance policy and a turnover order. Defendant Gulf Insurance Company ("Gulf"), a st......read more.


Summary: 19 F. Supp. 2d 1137 (1998) Celia CHARLIN, Plaintiff, v. ALLSTATE INSURANCE CO.; Donoyan Insurance Agency; Does 1 to 20, inclusive, Defendants. I. Factual and Procedural Background Plaintiff makes the following allegations relevant to the instant Motion to Remand: Celia Charlin ("Plaintiff") was the named insured under an automobile policy issued by Allstate Insurance Company ("Defendant") through Donoyan Insurance Agency ("Donoyan"). See McCabe v. General Foods Corp., 811 F.2d 1336, 1339 (9th Ci......read more.




Summary: 39 F. Supp. Plaintiff is seeking the following relief in an attempt to prevent future work stoppages in violation of the collective bargaining agreement: (1) That this court forthwith issue an order directing the parties hereto, that for the life of the current labor agreement, any violation of the no-strike clause may be immediately redressed in this court without preliminary recourse to the grievance or arbitration procedures; (2) That the court approve and appoint a Special Master who will he......read more.


Summary: 377 F. Supp. 418 (1974) EDWIN K. WILLIAMS & CO., INC., a California corporation, Plaintiff, v. EDWIN K. WILLIAMS & CO.—EAST, a Virginia corporation, and Marcoin, Inc., a Virginia corporation, Defendants. Beginning about 1935 Edwin K. Williams engaged in the business of designing and providing bookkeeping and business management systems for oil companies and record-keeping books for service station dealers, and of furnishing counseling services to aid them in inventory control, record keeping and......read more.