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Ninth Circuit Revives Workers’ Claims for Vacation Pay

The Ninth Circuit has revived the claims of Time Warner workers who alleged they were entitled to payment of accrued vacation time when their employment with Time Warner was terminated as a result of a merger.

$2.7 Million Judgment Affirmed

The Court of Appeal has affirmed a $2.7 million judgment in favor of Martin’s client, who was seriously injured in a car accident.

Supreme Court Rules Unanimously for Inverse Condemnation Plaintiffs

The California Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of Martin’s clients, who sued public transportation agencies over freeway sound barriers that deflected noise, vibrations, dust, and nighttime glare onto their properties. The Court concluded that the trial court had erred by dismissing the case using a procedural statute applicable only to eminent domain proceedings.

Lawsuit Over Ruptured Breast Implants Reinstated

The Court of Appeal has reversed a judgment dismissing a lawsuit brought by Martin’s client against the manufacturer of her ruptured breast implants. In a published decision, the Court of Appeal ruled that the lawsuit was not preempted by federal law.

Judgment for Retirement Community Affirmed

The Court of Appeal has affirmed a judgment in favor of Martin’s clients, the owners of a luxury retirement community, and against a resident who sued them over a valet-parking policy and the water pressure in his unit.

Court of Appeal Reinstates Suit Against Drug Manufacturer

The Court of Appeal has reinstated a suit brought by boys who developed abnormal breast tissue growth (gynecomastia) after taking Risperdal. The Court of Appeal rejected the manufacturer’s argument that federal law made it impossible to give adequate warnings about the risk of gynecomastia. Martin represented the plaintiffs on appeal.

Court of Appeal Grants New Trial Based on Jury’s Award of Inadequate Damages

The Court of Appeal has granted a complete new trial to Martin’s client after a jury awarded him inadequate damages for serious injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident caused by another negligent driver.  The Court of Appeal rejected a defense argument that the trial court should have entered judgment without a trial based on the defendant’s purported acceptance of a pretrial offer for his insurance policy limits.

Court of Appeal Dismisses Wrongful Death Case Against Addict’s Father

In a published decision, the Court of Appeal has affirmed the dismissal of a wrongful death case brought against Martin’s client for providing financial support to his adult son, a drug addict who allegedly used the money to purchase and share drugs with his girlfriend, resulting in her death from an overdose.