California Case Summaries: October 2019

California Case Summaries™:
A free summary of a new civil case published in October is provided below.

Fifty seven new civil and family law cases published in California in October 2019. I provide short case summaries, organized by legal topic,  to help California lawyers easily keep up with the new case law.

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Sprengel v. Zbylut (2019) _ Cal.App.5th _ , 2019 WL 4927194: The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s order granting defendants’ motion for summary judgment against plaintiff’s complaint alleging legal malpractice in representing a limited liability company that plaintiff owned a 50% interest in. Plaintiff lacked standing because her claims were derivative not direct. Shareholders do not have a direct ownership interest in company assets, so the use of company funds to pay legal fees could not cause plaintiff a direct injury. Moreover, the representation of the limited liability company did not create an attorney-client relationship with plaintiff. (C.A. 2nd, filed September 10, 2019, published October 7, 2019.)

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