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CA Supreme Court Win

Katz Appellate Law notches an important California Supreme Court win against the City of Oakland about taxation.

RESULTS

Reversing the Trial Court

Learn about key cases I have won with my principled approach.

Bedrock Legal Principle

When statutory text is clear, its plain meaning controls.

Case: Shoker v. Superior Court (Phangureh)

Ruling

The constructive-trust request was a real-property claim and thus the trial court erred in expunging lis pendens.

Impact

Ensured that the real properties are available to be returned to my clients should they prevail at trial.

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Bedrock Legal Principle

A tort victim should be made whole.

Case: Berger v. Varum

Ruling

A fraudulent-transfer cause of action can support consequential and punitive damages.

Impact

Erased the dismissal against my client and allowed him to seek recovery for all the harm that fraudulent conspirators had caused him.

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Bedrock Legal Principle

The right to testify is critical to prove credibility.

Case: Taylor v. Almanza

Ruling

The trial court abused its discretion in refusing a party’s belated request to testify.

Impact

Removed the civil-harassment-restraining order against my client and revived her restraining-order request against the opposing party.

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TESTIMONIALS
Paul Katz, California Bar Certified Appellate Law Specialist

If you are a trial attorney who has a case that might result in an appeal, please contact me to provide a preliminary analysis.

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