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Harold Marion Hewell

Harold Hewell’s Legal Cases

3 total

  • Ginsberg v. Northwest, Inc., ___ F.3d ___ (9th Cir. 2012), Defendants' Petition for Writ of Certiori pending.

    Practice Area:
    Contracts and agreements
    Date:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Outcome:
    Petition for Writ of Certiori pending.
    Description:
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held, in our favor, that the Airline Deregulation Act did not preempt a customer's common law breach of contract action against an airline for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
  • Williams v. Gerber Products Co., 552 F.3d 934 (9th Cir., 2008)

    Practice Area:
    Advertising
    Date:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Outcome:
    Remanded back to U.S. District Court, settled.
    Description:
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in our favor, stating that: "We disagree with the district court that reasonable consumers should be expected to look beyond misleading representations on the front of the box to discover the truth from the ingredient list in small print on the side of the box. ...We do not think that the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] requires an ingredient list so that manufacturers can mislead consumers and then rely on the ingredient list to correct those misinterpretations and provide a shield for liability for the deception." Williams, 552 F.3d at 939-40.
  • Thies v. Wyman, 969 F.Supp. 604 (S.D. Cal., 1997)

    Practice Area:
    Real estate
    Date:
    Jul 23, 1997
    Outcome:
    Settled
    Description:
    This case established that homeowner association fees are a "debt" under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1692, et seq. ("FDCPA"), and that attorneys and agents engaged in the collection of homeowner association fees must comply with the requirements of the FDCPA when pursuing these fees.