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Appellate Court Victory for CSC&G Client


Fourth District Court of Appeals Issues Published Opinion Interpreting Scope and Application of SB 800 Performance Standards (Gerlach v. K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Beaumont, LLC, 2022 Cal. App. LEXIS 706*) Trial In February 2020, our office defended builder K. Hovnanian at trial in a case involving alleged construction defects at two homes in Riverside…

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Arbitration Agreements can be Modified!


An important case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 15, 2022, will likely impact California employers and their right to arbitrate individually with employees who make wage and hour claims, instead  of having these PAGA claims be subject to class actions. Background The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued its ruling in the Viking…

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CSCG LLP Secures Defense Verdicts in California and Arizona!


Following a seven-day jury trial in Riverside Superior Court, Collinsworth, Specht, Calkins & Giampaoli partners Scott Calkins and Anthony Gaeta won a trial victory when the jury returned a 12-0 defense verdict against one plaintiff homeowner, and awarded the other homeowner less than $2,000, an amount well below the defendant’s pre-trial CCP 998 Offers to…

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MSJ Victory in Arizona


Ryan Swartz, a partner in the firm’s Arizona office, recently obtained summary judgment in defense of an action for money paid by the Plaintiff to remodel a home owned by one of the Defendants. Although Plaintiff was living in the home with the owner’s sister, and spent over $40,000 remodeling, he did so without ever…

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