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California Courts Of Appeal

CLASS ACTIONS, CONSUMER LAW - A class action claimed that vehicle-purchase contracts from Robinson Ford Sales misrepresented the price of new vehicles by improperly calculating the price with respect to the actual cash value of traded-in cars. J. Huffman found that plaintiffs have made an adequate showing for certification of the proposed class. Reversed. Lewis v. Robinson Ford Sales.

EMPLOYMENT - A police officer was fired after the board of rights determined that he used unnecessary force on a juvenile detainee who was uncooperative with his investigation. J. Armstrong found that the officer's failure to raise a statute of limitations defense resulted in a waiver of his challenge to that defense. Moore v. Los Angeles

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