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2016 Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment v. Castaic Lake Water Agency (2016) 1 Cal.App.5th 1084
Court of Appeal upheld the right of public entity to acquire all of the stock of a privately held water company via inverse condemnation
Timothy T. Coates
2016 City of Petaluma v. Superior Court (2016) 248 Cal.App.4th 1023
GMSR obtains writ of mandate reversing trial court’s adverse discovery ruling
Alison M. TurnerTimothy T. Coates
2015 The Regents of the University of California v. Superior Court (2015) 240 Cal.App.4th 1296
GMSR obtains writ directing summary judgment in favor of UCLA in student’s negligence lawsuit
Timothy T. CoatesFeris M. Greenberger
2015 County of Los Angeles v. Superior Court (ACLU) (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 1154
Court of Appeal holds that that attorney bills transmitted to clients are confidential communications protected by the attorney client privilege
Timothy T. Coates
2015 Wilson, Simona v. Southern California Edison Company (2015) 234 Cal.App.4th 123
Court of Appeal reverses $4 million emotional distress judgment
Robin MeadowTimothy T. Coates
2013 Stanton v. Sims (2013) 571 U.S. ____; 134 S. Ct. 3; 187 L.Ed.2d 341
Officer entitled to qualified immunity from suit for warrantless entry into home in hot pursuit of fleeing misdemeanant
Timothy T. Coates
2013 Today’s Fresh Start v. Los Angeles County Office of Education (2013) 57 Cal.4th 197
Case challenging the procedures for revoking a charter school’s charter; decision clarifies the standards governing charter school revocation proceedings
Alison M. TurnerTimothy T. Coates
2013 Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council (2013) __U.S. __; 133 S.Ct. 710; 184 L.Ed.2d 547
United States Supreme Court held that the Ninth Circuit erred in holding the Los Angeles County Flood Control District liable for violations of the Clean Water Act
Timothy T. Coates
2012 Messerschmidt v. Millender (2012) 565 U.S. ____; 132 S.Ct. 1235; 182 L.Ed.2d 47
US Supreme Court held that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies were entitled to qualified immunity and thus could not be held personally liable for civil damages
Timothy T. Coates
2011 Moore v. USC University Hospital, Inc. (9th Cir. 2011) 416 Fed.Appx. 640, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 3860
Expert testimony on causation held insufficient in medical malpractice lawsuit
Timothy T. Coates
2010 Los Angeles County v. Humphries (2010) 562 U.S. ____; 131 S.Ct. 447; 178 L.Ed.2d 460
No declaratory or injunctive relief available in civil rights action against municipality under 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 absent wrongful policy, custom or practice approved or knowingly tolerated by local public entity policymakers.
Timothy T. CoatesAlison M. Turner
2010 Delgado v. City of Riverside (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 9084
Civil rights suit alleging unreasonable use of deadly force in effecting arrest barred where it would necessarily imply the invalidity of resisting arrest conviction
Timothy T. CoatesAlana H. Rotter
2010 Ra El v. Crain (9th Cir. 2010) 399 Fed.Appx. 180, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 20536
Civil rights suit barred where it would necessarily imply criminal conviction’s invalidity
Timothy T. CoatesJeffrey E. Raskin
2010 Bazzini v. Technicolor, Inc. (2010) 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 390
Workers compensation bars on-the-job chemical exposure claim absent employer’s knowledge of plaintiff’s particular susceptibility
Timothy T. Coates
2009 John Van de Kamp, et al. v. Thomas Lee Goldstein (2009) 555 U.S. 335; 129 S.Ct. 855; 172 L.Ed.2d 706
Prosecutorial immunity applies to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims concerning the manner in which the prosecutor’s office implemented policies and training for jailhouse informants
Timothy T. CoatesJeffrey E. Raskin
2008 Halicki v. Carroll Shelby International, et al. (9th Cir. 2008) 547 F.3d 1213
Trademark/copyright infringement of “Eleanor” from “Gone in 60 seconds” film franchise
Timothy T. Coates
2008 Robertson v. County of Ventura (9th Cir. 2008) 275 Fed.Appx. 594, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 9071
Requirement of state action in civil rights action for physicians’ mandatory reporting of possible child abuse
Timothy T. Coates
2007 Klistoff v. Superior Court (2007) 157 Cal.App.4th 469
Bribery of government official by contractor to obtain government contract
Timothy T. Coates
2007 John v. El Monte (9th Cir. 2007) 515 F.3d 936
Necessity for additional investigation once officer has probable cause for arrest
Timothy T. Coates
2006 Herzlich v. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (2006) 2006 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 11117
MTA not liable for injury caused by third party
Martin SteinTimothy T. CoatesCynthia E. Tobisman
2005 City of Riverside v. Valley Outdoor, Inc. (2005) 2005 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 8211
Injunctive relief regarding removal of billboards; application of res judicata
Timothy T. CoatesAlan Diamond
2005 Prospect Medical Group, Inc. v. St. Jude Hospital, Inc. (2005) 2005 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 4661
Denial of petition to vacate arbitration award for arbitrator’s errors that were factual or barred by waiver or estoppel
Timothy T. CoatesCynthia E. Tobisman
2005 Sargon Enterprises, Inc. v. University of Southern California (2005) 2005 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 1667
Propriety of decision to exclude evidence concerning lost profits damages in connection with breach of contract/fraud claim involving clinical trial
Timothy T. Coates
2005 Kotler v. PacifiCare of California (2004) 126 Cal.App.4th 950
Scope of implied contractual obligations under health insurance policy
Timothy T. Coates
2004 Vogel v. County of Los Angeles (2004) 2004 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 2596
Photo from criminal investigation admitted during civil proceeding covered by anti-SLAPP statute; litigation privilege
Timothy T. Coates
2003 Saint Agnes Medical Center v. PacifiCare of California (2003) 31 Cal.4th 1187
No waiver of right to arbitration by filing suit claiming entire contract was void
Timothy T. Coates
2003 Nelson v. County of Los Angeles (2003) 113 Cal.App.4th 783
Court reversed parents’ wrongful death judgment because of their lack of contact with their adult decedent child and they private attorney general fee award because of their personal stake in the case
Timothy T. CoatesAlan Diamond
2003 Net2Phone, Inc. v. Superior Court (2003) 109 Cal.App.4th 583
Enforceability of internet contract forum selection clause in private attorney general/unfair competition action
Timothy T. Coates
2001 Desert Healthcare Dist. v. PacifiCare FHP, Inc. (2001) 94 Cal.App.4th 781
Responsibility of healthcare services plan for payment of claims to third-party physicians under the Knox-Keene Act
Timothy T. CoatesAlan Diamond
2000 Mlikotin v. County of Riverside (2000) 2000 Cal. LEXIS 1154
Land use claims against county
Timothy T. CoatesEdward L. Xanders
1999 Meek v. Wojcik (9th Cir. 1999) 183 F.3rd 962
Absolute judicial immunity for alleged wrongful discharge of court commissioner
Marc J. PosterTimothy T. Coates
1999 Gilbrook v. City of Westminster (9th Cir. 1999) 177 F.3d 839
Civil rights: First Amendment retaliation, Fourteenth Amendment equal protection violations, and slander issues arising out of the firing and discipline of firefighters
Timothy T. CoatesAlison M. Turner
1999 Barris v. County of Los Angeles (1999) 20 Cal.4th 101
Applicability of MICRA recovery limitations to a claim under the Emergency Medical Treatment & Active Labor Act
Martin SteinTimothy T. CoatesAlison M. Turner
1999 Plattner v. City of Riverside (1999) 69 Cal.App.4th 1441
Municipal liability for inoperative street light as dangerous condition on public property
Timothy T. Coates
1998 Meister v. Regents of University of California (1998) 67 Cal.App.4th 437
Propriety of denying attorney’s fees incurred after settlement offer that would have provided plaintiff with all the relief he ultimately achieved
Martin SteinTimothy T. CoatesAlison M. Turner
1997 Alvarez v. City of Westmorland (9th Cir. 1997) 1997 U.S.App. LEXIS Unpub. 18913
Civil rights: excessive force issue
Timothy T. CoatesAlison M. Turner
1996 Corder v. Gates (9th Cir. 1991) 947 F.2d 374; (9th Cir. 1994) 25 F.3d 883; (9th Cir. 1996) 104 F.3d 247
Judgment and attorney’s fees in section 1983 case subject to offset for settlements paid by co-defendants
Timothy T. Coates
1996 Justine Hall v. Regents of the University of California (1996) 43 Cal.App.4th 1580
Medical malpractice – defense costs under C.C.P. § 1038
Martin SteinTimothy T. CoatesAlison M. Turner
1994 Amylou R. v. County of Riverside (1994) 28 Cal.App.4th 1205
Statutory immunity of law enforcement officer for emotional distress claims arising from interrogation conducted in criminal investigation
Martin SteinTimothy T. CoatesAlison M. Turner
1994 Wood v. Riverside General Hospital (1994) 25 Cal.App.4th 1113
Patient complaint letters to hospital did not comply with requirement of Government Tort Claims Act to present claim for damages before filing action
Timothy T. CoatesCarolyn Oill
1992 Thomas v. County of Los Angeles (9th Cir. 1992) 978 F.2d 504
Injunction against Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department regarding violation of its use of force policies
Martin SteinTimothy T. CoatesRobert A. Olson
1991 Guzman v. County of Los Angeles (1991) 234 Cal.App.3d 1343
Public hospital is statutorily immune for injuries suffered by persons involuntarily detained for involuntary mental evaluation
Martin SteinTimothy T. CoatesCarolyn Oill
1991 County of Riverside v. McLaughlin (1991) 500 U.S. 44; 111 S.Ct. 1661; 114 L.Ed.2d 49
Appropriate time period within which warrantless arrestees must receive probable cause determination
Martin SteinTimothy T. Coates
1990 County of Los Angeles v. Superior Court (1990) 222 Cal.App.3d 647
Court of Appeal barred plaintiff from designating defendant’s withdrawn witness and disqualified plaintiff’s attorney for ex parte communications with witness
Martin SteinTimothy T. Coates

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