Firm Victory in the California Court of Appeal
February 24, 2022–The Firm defended a cannabis business against fraud and contract claims in the California Superior Court and obtained a complete dismissal of all claims without leave to amend, which was a crushing defeat for the plaintiff that filed the complaint.
The plaintiff appealed, the Firm defended the order of dismissal on appeal, and today, the Sixth District Court of Appeal affirmed every aspect of the trial court’s order dismissing the case and in a rare move, denied the plaintiff an opportunity to amend the complaint to add new facts and allegations. Every argument made by the Firm was adopted by the Court of Appeal, and the Firm’s client now enjoys the rare finality of a permanent dismissal without leave to amend or add claims. This was a complete victory achieved by the Firm at both the trial and appellate court levels.