CR&D News

Recent News and Developments.

Court of Appeal Victory

CRD just had a recent victory in a case involving a writ petition seeking to overturn the decision of an administrative hearing officer.  The writ was dismissed by the trial court after the petitioner failed to timely file an opening brief and the court denied relief under CCP 473.  The Court of Appeal affirmed, finding that the attorney’s knowing decision to not file an opening brief because he thought the case would settle was not an excusable mistake or neglect.  The County of Los Angeles, Department of Animal Care and Control, was represented by Jill Williams and Kimberly Morosi.