California Supreme Court Watch

Jul 08, 2020
#20-167 Siry Investment v. Farkhondehpour, S262081. (B27750, B279009, B285904; 45 Cal.App.5th 1098; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC372362.)

#20-167 Siry Investment v. Farkhondehpour, S262081. (B27750, B279009, B285904; 45 Cal.App.5th 1098; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC372362.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) May a party in default file a motion for new trial raising legal error, including the inapplicability of certain remedies under the allegations as pleaded? (2) May a trial court may award treble damages and attorney fees under Penal Code section 496, subdivision (c), in a case involving the fraudulent diversion of business funds rather than trafficking in stolen goods?

Review granted: 7/08/2020

See the California Court of Appeal Opinion.