Ninth Circuit

Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship v. County of Riverside (9th Cir. 2020) 948 F.3d 1172

In Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship v. County of Riverside, the Ninth Circuit affirmed judgment for GMSR’s client, the County of Riverside, in a suit asserting that a County zoning ordinance was facially invalid under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) as purportedly disallowing

Corder v. Gates (9th Cir. 1991) 947 F.2d 374

Judgment and attorney’s fees in section 1983 case subject to offset for settlements paid by co-defendants

Waggoner v. Snow, Becker, Kroll, Klaris & Kraus, P.C. (9th Cir. 1993) 991 F.2d 1501

Attorneys’ duty to corporate officer who relied on corporations’ attorneys’ faulty legal advice

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

Desserts Without Guilt, Inc. v. Coffee Barrel, 1989 U.S. App. LEXIS 24473

Parol evidence rule barred evidence to explain and supplement terms of contract

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