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132018

Daley & Heft Closes Loan Refinance Transaction for Historic Redwood Hollow Cottages in La Jolla

Daley & Heft Partner Scott Noya, representing private lenders, handled a loan refinance transaction for the historic Redwood Hollow cottages in La Jolla. Redwood Hollow is an enclave of historic redwood cottages, some dating back over 100 years, located in a garden setting hidden from view on La Jolla’s trendy Prospect Street. Redwood Hollow is operated as a bed and breakfast inn. The multi-million-dollar transaction included a partial principal paydown, [...]

132018

$125,000 Settlement for Flood Damage to La Jolla Home

Daley & Heft Partner Scott Noya assisted co-counsel in obtaining a $125,000 settlement on behalf of a 93-year old client after her La Jolla home was flooded. The client’s home suffered flood damages caused by a private contractor performing public infrastructure upgrades. After the client and her family submitted repair cost claims, the private contractor’s insurance company paid what it contended was final payment of $91,000 but refused to pay [...]

132018

Daley and Heft Recovers $280,000 for Client on $200,000 Promissory Note in Business Sale Dispute

Daley & Heft Partner Scott Noya recovered $280,000 on a $200,000 promissory note for a business client who sold a gas station and car wash operation in Chula Vista but did not receive full payment from the buyer. Payment of a $200,000 portion of the business purchase price was conditioned on the buyer/new owner’s timely exercise of a future option to extend the site lease. After the business sale, buyer [...]

132018

Daley and Heft Partner Scott Noya Wins for Port District in Complex Quiet Title Dispute of San Diego Bay’s Historic Tidelands Boundary

Scott Noya won a complex quiet title case for the San Diego Unified Port District after a two-week bench trial in November 2017.  Daley & Heft, on behalf of the Port District, teamed up with the State Attorney General’s office for the California State Lands Commission. Port District is trustee of the San Diego Bay tide and submerged lands granted by State under the Public Trust doctrine. The plaintiffs are [...]

192018

Daley and Heft Attorneys Mitch Dean and Garrett Smee Team Up Again for a Defense Verdict in a FEHA Retaliation Case

In the case of Flores v. City of Carlsbad (Case No. 37-2014-00015129-CU-OE-NC), Mitch Dean and Garrett Smee successfully the City of Carlsbad.  The plaintiff, Jesse Flores, a Carlsbad police officer, claimed he was subjected to generally bad behavior by a fellow officer and a supervisor.  Ultimately, Flores complained that the behavior was motivated by racial discrimination against him as a Hispanic officer.  An internal investigation was performed by a [...]

92017

DALEY AND HEFT ATTORNEYS MITCH DEAN AND GARRETT SMEE WIN NONSUIT IN EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION TRIAL

Mitch Dean and Garrett Smee teamed up to win an employment case for the City of Carlsbad when the court granted nonsuit on plaintiff’s FEHA claim for disability discrimination and business interference torts.  Judge Ronald Frazier in the North San Diego Superior Court, on August 1, 2017, granted nonsuit on all claims but one, after a 5 day jury trial.  Once nonsuit was granted, the plaintiff dismissed the remaining claim, [...]

312017

Provocation Rule abolished by SCOTUS

NINTH CIRCUIT-INVENTED PROVOCATION DOCTRINE ABOLISHED BY UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT In a May 30, 2017 opinion, the Unites States Supreme Court stopped in its tracks a doctrine invented by the Ninth Circuit: “If law enforcement officers make a “seizure” of a person using force that is judged to be reasonable based on a consideration of the circumstances relevant to that determination, may the officers nevertheless be held liable for injuries [...]

182017

FIRM WINS GRANT OF SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN CITY OF MURRIETA FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS SHOOTING CASE

FIRM WINS GRANT OF SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN CITY OF MURRIETA FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS SHOOTING CASE: QUALIFIED IMMUNITY PROTECTS DEFENDANT POLICE OFFICER The City of Murrieta and one of its veteran police officers was sued for alleged excessive force in Federal District Court, Central District. The case was Duane Bowen v. City of Murrieta.   Plaintiff brought claims for relief under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 for Fourth Amendment violations (excessive force) [...]

122016

American Board of Trial Advocates

We are pleased to announce that Mitchell Dean is now a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is a national invitation-only organization. Prospective members must have extensive jury trial experience, possess additional litigation experience, and exhibit the virtues of civility, integrity and professionalism.