Stating Damages

In a recent case, the Forth District Court of Appeal held that a complaint that fails to state an amount of damages or states that it will be an amount “to be proved” is void not just voidable. In Airs Aromatics v. CBL Data Recovery Technologies  2018 DJDAR 5045, the Court set aside a $3…

Multiple Parties and Attorney’s Fees

A California Appellate Court has held that in lawsuits involving multiple parties there may be more than one prevailing party entitled to contractual attorney’s fees. In the underlying case, the plaintiff sued a company for breach of contract and also named the company’s managing partner as an individual defendant, based on an alter ego allegation.…