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  • Bevis v. Terrace View Partners, LP March 21, 2019
    (California Court of Appeal) - Reversed most of a judgment against a mobile home park. The residents contended that the park breached their contracts and violated various laws, and a jury rendered a verdict in their favor. However, the California Court of Appeal held that the award of damages could not be sustained under any […]
  • Bevis v. Terrace View Partners, LP March 21, 2019
    (California Court of Appeal) - Reversed most of a judgment against a mobile home park. The residents contended that the park breached their contracts and violated various laws, and a jury rendered a verdict in their favor. However, the California Court of Appeal held that the award of damages could not be sustained under any […]
  • Papalote Creek II, L.L.C. v. Lower Colorado River Authority March 15, 2019
    (United States Fifth Circuit) - Held that a dispute involving an agreement to purchase power from a wind turbine farm was outside the scope of the parties' arbitration clause. Reversed an order compelling arbitration, in this lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment regarding the meaning of a contractual provision.
  • Kreg Therapeutics, Inc. v. VitalGo, Inc. March 14, 2019
    (United States Seventh Circuit) - Held that a manufacturer breached its contractual agreement with a distributor in the medical-supply industry. Affirmed a bench trial judgment, in a case involving distribution rights to a special type of hospital bed.
  • U.S. Bank National Association v. Bank of America N.A. February 15, 2019
    (United States Second Circuit) - Held that a bank's breach-of-contract lawsuit against another bank should not have been dismissed on timeliness grounds. Also addressed choice‐of‐law issues. Remanded for further proceedings.
  • ARC Welding Supply Co., Inc. v. American Welding and Gas, Inc. February 14, 2019
    (United States Seventh Circuit) - Affirmed a judgment after trial in a contractual dispute between two industrial supply companies. The case involved the alleged breach of their asset purchase agreement.
  • Starke v. SquareTrade, Inc. January 10, 2019
    (United States Second Circuit) - Held that an arbitration clause in an online consumer contract was unenforceable because the consumer did not have reasonable notice of and manifest his assent to it. The consumer was suing a company that sells protection plans for consumer products. Affirmed the denial of the company's motion to compel arbitration.
  • Bankdirect Capital Finance LLC v. Texas Capital Bank, N.A. January 9, 2019
    (United States Seventh Circuit) - Remanded for further findings to determine whether either side in a commercial dispute owed damages to the other for breach of contract. Also, vacated an injunction that had been issued in the case, which involved two companies in the insurance/financial industry that had entered into a multifaceted long-term agreement.
  • LL Liquor, Inc. v. State of Montana December 28, 2018
    (United States Ninth Circuit) - Held that the State of Montana did not violate the Contracts Clause when it changed the pricing formula for liquor sold to privately owned, state-approved liquor stores. Affirmed summary judgment to Montana, which heavily regulates liquor sales.
  • M.E.S., Inc. v. Safeco Insurance Co. of America December 14, 2018
    (United States Second Circuit) - Held that a general contractor could not proceed with its breach-of-contract and other claims against an insurance company that had issued surety bonds in connection with several federal construction projects. Affirmed dismissal of the general contractor's claims.