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2020
World War 2-era case cited in frustration of purpose doctrine By Gina Kim, Daily Journal – November 17, 2020 – Parties that want to back out of commercial property contracts due to government shutdowns can do so, a Los Angeles County judge ruled, citing the frustration of purpose doctrine. Superior Court Judge Gregory Alarcon in...
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Miller Barondess, led by partners Dan Miller and Amnon Siegel, obtained injunctions against foreclosures by lenders based on the equitable doctrines of frustration of purpose and impossibility of performance. The first was in the Great Recession of 2008, based on the credit crunch and the inability of a building owner to sell units because financing...
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Mira Hashmall By John Roemer, Daily Journal – November 4, 2020 – Hashmall heads Miller Barondess’ appellate practice and also represents clients in all phases of litigation. Her clients include healthcare companies, commercial banks, government agencies and entertainment studios in cases involving First Amendment claims, insurance coverage issues, defamation and libel claims and employment disputes....
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By Melissa Angell, Law360 – October 28, 2020 – A California federal judge ruled Tuesday that Los Angeles County is not an employer of home health care providers and is therefore not required to pay overtime compensation to a proposed class of workers. In a 12-page order granting summary judgment, U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson...
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Miller Barondess was proud to sponsor Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women’s Leadership Series & Awards 2020, a virtual, three-part event and awards ceremony dedicated to honoring and uplifting strong women leaders in the Los Angeles business community. The event covered topics of ongoing importance from leading through change and mentorship to the road to entrepreneurship...
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, LA Times – October 5, 2020 – A judge has ruled that Sheriff Alex Villanueva exceeded his authority when he rehired a fired deputy as part of a settlement agreement that sparked a bitter legal fight between Los Angeles County’s top elected leaders. In a 17-page ruling last week, Superior Court Judge...
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We are proud to announce that Miller Barondess partner Skip Miller was honored by the Daily Journal on its exclusive list of “Top 100 Lawyers in California.” This highly-selective list celebrates the leading lawyers in California who have the most impact in the legal industry. By John Roemer, Daily Journal – September 16, 2020 –...
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By Tara Lynn Wagner, Spectrum News – September 11, 2020 — Carol Wells understands the weight of paper. “Paper is heavy,” she said, surrounded by posters in filing cabinets, folders, and tubes. “Paper is trees.” And in the case of the paper that fills her office, Wells said paper is history. What You Need To...
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By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Los Angeles Times – September 10, 2020 – A megachurch that has defied Los Angeles County’s pandemic health orders must stop holding Sunday worship services indoors, under a judge’s ruling Thursday. L.A. County Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff sided with public health officials, who took legal action last month to enforce health orders against...
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Law Firm Leaders: Miller Barondess’ Skip Miller By Aebra Coe, Law360 – August 26, 2020 – Louis “Skip” Miller co-founded trial law firm Miller Barondess LLP in 2006. Its founders have since built the firm into a 40-lawyer, well-known litigation boutique in Los Angeles, representing clients such as Los Angeles County. Miller spoke with Law360...
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