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Published Decisions

Licensee Must Be Acting In the Capacity of a Contractor Before the License Bond Can Be Subjected to Liability

Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1, California.
Gail BROWN, Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
SURETY COMPANY OF THE PACIFIC, Defendant and Appellant.
Civ. 22954.

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Wilful Violation Must Be Proved When Non Homeowner Claimant Seeks Bond Recovery

Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1, California.
NELSON SUPPLY COMPANY, INC., Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
SURETY COMPANY OF THE PACIFIC, Defendant and Appellant.
D001012.
Civ. 31225.

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Non-Homeowners Limited on Right to Recovery on Bond

Court of Appeal, First District, Division 3, California.
ALL BAY MILL & LUMBER CO., INC., Plaintiff, Cross-defendant, and Appellant,
v.
SURETY COMPANY OF THE PACIFIC, Defendant, Cross-complainant, and Respondent.
No. A041581.

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Federal Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over a Surety Issuing a State Contractors License Bond

United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit.
CARPENTERS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CORPORATION, Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
D & L CAMP CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., a corporation; Surety Company of the
Pacific, a corporation, Defendants-Appellees.
No. 82-6050.

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Mandatory Arbritration Extends Five Year Statute

Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 7, California.
AMERICAN BENEFIT PLAN ADMINISTRATORS, INC., etc., Plaintiff and Appellant,
v.
SURETY COMPANY OF THE PACIFIC, Defendant and Respondent. [FN*]
FN* State Report Title: Carpenters Southern California Administrative Corporation v. Surety Company of the Pacific
Civ. 67700.

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ERISA Preempts State Collection Methods Against License Bond Surety [Federal Amendments to ERISA Have Now Allowed Trust Funds to Sue Sureties]

Court of Appeal, First District, Division 1, California.
CARPENTERS HEALTH AND WELFARE TRUST FUND FOR CALIFORNIA et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants,
v.
SURETY COMPANY OF THE PACIFIC et al., Defendants and Respondents.
No. A057981.

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Failure to Name Surety in Bankruptcy Did Not Effect Discharge in a No Asset Proceeding

United States Bankruptcy Court,
C.D. California.
In re Nolan James RAYSON, Debtor.
SURETY COMPANY OF the PACIFIC, a California corporation, Plaintiff,
v.
Nolan J. RAYSON, et al., Defendants.
Bankruptcy No. LA 82-15753-CA.
Adv. No. LA 84-50195-CA.

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Indemnity Agreement is Found Not to be Ambiguous

Court of Appeal, Fourth District,
California.
CITY OF CHINO, Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
Amy JACKSON, Defendant, Cross-defendant and Appellant;
Developer\'s Insurance Company, Defendant, Cross-complainant and Respondent.
No. E028198.

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License Bond Surety Entitled to Attorney Fees in Connection with Interpleading Funds

Court of Appeal, Third District, California.
C. W. SWEENEY, as Administrator, etc., Plaintiff, Cross-Defendant and Appellant,
v.
Billy Dean McCLARAN et al., Defendant, Cross-Defendant and Respondent,
Surety Company of the Pacific, Defendant, Cross-Complainant and Respondent,
Division of Labor Law Enforcement, Cross-Defendant and Appellant,
John A. Rebeiro and Lawrence Walters, Cross-Defendants and Appellants.
Civ. 14923.

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Attorney Fees Against License Bond Cannot Exceed Bond Penalty

Appellate Department, Superior Court, San Luis Obispo County, California.
Mary L. BOLIVER, Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
SURETY COMPANY OF THE PACIFIC, Defendant and Appellant.
Civ. A. No. 46549.

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Trial Court Had Jurisdiction To Issue Restraining Order Restraining Collection of Prior Judgment When Surety Interpleads Bond

Appellate Department, Superior Court, Sonoma County, California.
SURETY COMPANY OF THE PACIFIC, Cross-complainant and Defendant,
v.
Louis M. PIVER et al., Cross-defendants and Respondents;
Shamrock Materials, Inc., Cross-defendant and appellant.
Civ. A. No. 156-A.

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Proof Required on License Bond

Appellate Department, Superior Court, San Francisco County, California.
FAJ, INC., Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
SURETY COMPANY OF THE PACIFIC, Defendant and Appellant.
Civ. A. 3533.

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Contractors License Law Not Applicable Unless Acting in the Capacity of a Contractor

Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1, California.
Gail BROWN, Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
SURETY COMPANY OF THE PACIFIC, Defendant and Appellant.
Civ. 22954.

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Wilful Violation Must Be Proved When Non Homeowner Claimant Seeks Bond Recovery

Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1, California.
NELSON SUPPLY COMPANY, INC., Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
SURETY COMPANY OF THE PACIFIC, Defendant and Appellant.
D001012.
Civ. 31225.

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Indemnity Agreement is Found Not to be Ambiguous

Court of Appeal, Fourth District,
California.
CITY OF CHINO, Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
Amy JACKSON, Defendant, Cross-defendant and Appellant;
Developer\\'s Insurance Company, Defendant, Cross-complainant and Respondent.
No. E028198.

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Negligent Preparation of Preliminary Title Report Is Not Actionable.


Southland Title Corp. v. Superior Court (Nye),
231 Cal. App. 3d 530, 282 Cal. Rptr 425 (1991)
Preliminary title policy affords limited protection.

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Deputy on Leave can be disciplined for off duty conduct; Supreme Court case of Garvin distinguished

THOMAS NEGRON,
Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION,
Defendant;
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES et al.,
Real Parties in Interest and Appellants.
No. B258031 | Filed September 2, 2015 | Certifiedfor Partial Publication.

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FMLA Leave Does Not Prohibit a Fitness for Duty Examination

SUSAN WHITE, Petitioner and Respondent,
v.
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES et al., Respondents and Appellants.

No. B243471 c/w B244798
(Los Angeles County Super. Ct. No. BC479507)

Filed 4/15/14

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Court Finds Conviction of Domestic Battery Not a Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence Under the Federal Gun Control Act

Mark SHIREY, Plaintiff and Appellant,
v.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION, Defendant;
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Real Party in Interest and Respondent.

No. B238355.
May 6, 2013 | Review Denied August 21, 2013


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Civil Service Commission Does Not Retain Jurisdiction Over Retired Employee

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES, Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OF the COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, Defendant,
Margaret Latham, Real Party in Interest and Appellant.

No. B211625.
Dec. 18, 2009.


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Civil Service Commission Lacks Jurisdiction Over Suspensions Once Employee Resigns From Service.

Jesse ZUNIGA, Plaintiff and Appellant,
v.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION et al., Defendants and Respondents.
No. B179975.

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County charter did not confer jurisdiction to county civil service commission to hear employee’s challenge to a constructive or de facto demotion to have been received when her job duties were reduced

Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 4, California.
Margaret BERUMEN, Plaintiff and Appellant,
v.
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES, Defendant and Respondent.
No. B189886.

June 21, 2007.

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Civil Service Employee Was Not Effectively Dismissed by Actions of Employer, Therefore, No Back Pay Awarded

Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 7, California.
Consta KELLY, Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, Defendant and Appellant.
No. B176552.

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Deposition Testimony of Deputy Sheriff is Admissible in Civil Service Discharge Case

Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 5, California.
Shon SHAFER, Plaintiff and Appellant,
v.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF\\'S DEPARTMENT, et al., Defendants and Respondents.
No. B154863.

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A County Department may bring a Mandamus Action Against the Civil Service Commission

Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 1, California.
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES, Petitioners and
Respondents,
v.
Richard KENNEDY and William Hernandez, Respondents and Appellants.
Richard KENNEDY and William Hernandez, Petitioners and Appellants,
v.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OF the COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, County of Los Angeles,
Department of Health Services, Respondents and Respondents.
Civ. B001142.

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Minority Employee must show more than that Nonminority Competitor Was Preferred

Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 5, California.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION, Plaintiff and
Respondent,
v.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OF The LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Defendant;
John A. CASTANEDA, Real Party in Interest and Appellant.
Civ. B054689.

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Construction by Administrative Agency of Legislation is Only Appropriate Where the Construction Has a Reasonable Basis in the Text of the Legislation or the Policy Which Underlies It

Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 3, California.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Defendant and Respondent,
Lorraine MURRELL, Real Party in Interest and Appellant.
The MUNICIPAL COURT FOR the LOS ANGELES JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF LOS ANGELES
COUNTY, Plaintiff and Appellant,
v.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Defendant and Respondent,
Winifred McCRAY-MOODY, Real Party in Interest and Respondent.
Nos. B062074, B066174.

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There Must Be a Nexus Between the Alleged Act of Discrimination and the Decision Complained Of

Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 7, California.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, Plaintiff and
Appellant,
v.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, Defendant and
Respondent;
Larry D. WALLS, Real Party in Interest.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, Defendant;
Larry D. WALLS, Real Party in Interest and Appellant.
Nos. B083586, B086243.

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Transfer by County of Physician Did Not Implicate a Protected Right

Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 1, California.
William C. SHOEMAKER, Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES et al., Defendants and Appellants.
No. B081963.

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Duty to Reinstate Deputy When Retirement Board Denies Disability

Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 7, California.
Robin L. HANNA, Plaintiff and Respondent,
v.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF\'S DEPARTMENT et al., Defendants and Appellants.
No. B150425.

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