Nathaniel Lucey and Von Reyes Prevail in Six Day Bench Trial
Senior Associate Nathaniel Lucey and Partner Von Reyes have obtained a defense verdict in a six day bench trial in Santa Clara County Superior Court. In the case of Diri v. Nuovo plaintiff/buyer Diri sued seller/defendant Nuovo for Fraud, Breach of Contract and Negligence in connection with the 2010 purchase of an 85 year old home in Willow Glen, California. Plaintiff Diri claimed that the seller had failed to disclose numerous problems with the home, including serious structural issues, a sagging roof and a collapsing garage.
Maribel Hernandez from Ericksen Arbuthnot to Participate in Discussion on Diversity in the Workplace and Harassment
Radio station KALW and 15 other radio stations regularly broadcast "Your Legal Rights," a show in which callers can ask questions of attorneys with expertise in different areas of the law. On October 29, 2014, from 7 to 8 p.m., Maribel Hernandez, an attorney in the Fresno office, will participate in the program “Stopping Workplace Harassment Because of Race, National Origin or Religion.”
Ericksen Arbuthnot Wins Motion for Summary Judgment Based on Liability Release Signed by the Plaintiff
A judge in Amador County, California recently granted a Motion for Summary Judgment filed by Ericksen Arbuthnot on behalf of its client, a recreational camp. Prior to attending the camp, the plaintiff had signed a written release, which provided:
[PLAINTIFF] hereby agrees to assume all risk and to release [DEFENDANT] from any and all liability for any injuries or damages arising from the use of its facilities and/or equipment for Himself, Herself, or any Minor who may accompany the Undersigned.
California Imposes Civil Liability on Businesses for Subcontractor’s Employment Practices
On September 28th, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1897, which imposes new risks on businesses who use subcontractors as a source of labor. Historically, a subcontractor’s employee who asserted claims against the subcontractor’s client for labor code violations had a difficult time demonstrating an employment relationship with the subcontractor’s client.
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