Actions Against State Officials for Government Records and Complex Securities Cases

Actions Against State Officials for Government Records

Mr. Palmer routinely pursues government records requests against recalcitrant government officials and state agencies under both California Public Records Act (CPRA), Cal. Gov. Code §§ 6250, et seq., and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. §§ 552, et seq. Court Order issued to award fees and costs.

Complex Securities Cases

Mr. Palmer has significant experience dealing with complex securities cases. See, for example, Mr. Palmer’s recent successful appearances in Tucker v. Intel Corporation, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Case No. 03-17079 (SLUSA Preemption); Harris v. Verizon Communications, Inc., No. 02-56335 , United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 84 Fed. App.958; 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 26502, November 4, 2003 (9th Cir. 2003)(Mr.Palmer associated into the case on appeal, wrote the appellate briefs in the class action brought on behalf of Verizon minority shareholders and overturned a lower court ruling based on ERISA preemption); see also, Allen v. Lloyd’s of London, 94 F.3d 923 (4th Cir. 1996) (Held: The policies of the United States securities laws did not override the parties’ choice of forum and law for resolving disputes; thus, the contractual provisions selecting the law of and a forum in the United Kingdom were enforced). 

Mr. Palmer recently prevailed on behalf of a shareholder who lives in Athens, Greece in a complex securities case entitled Vondjidis v. Hewlett Packard Corp., 168 Cal. App. 4th 921 (2008), affirmed by the California Supreme Court at 100 Cal. Rptr. 3d 447. The matter was later settled and resolved to the mutual parties’ satisfaction.