318 F.2d 831 (9th Cir. 1963), 18033, Miller & Lux, Inc. v. Anderson

Docket Nº:18033, 17929.
Citation:318 F.2d 831
Party Name:MILLER & LUX, INCORPORATED, a Nevada corporation, Appellant, v. R. H. ANDERSON, Grace C. Arnold et al., Appellees. MILLER & LUX, INCORPORATED, a corporation, Appellant, v. Allen L. CHICKERING, Charles R. Blyth, Harry H. Fair, J. J. Hunter, and TheBank of California, a National Banking Association, Appellees.
Case Date:June 18, 1963
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
 
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318 F.2d 831 (9th Cir. 1963)

MILLER & LUX, INCORPORATED, a Nevada corporation, Appellant,

v.

R. H. ANDERSON, Grace C. Arnold et al., Appellees.

MILLER & LUX, INCORPORATED, a corporation, Appellant,

v.

Allen L. CHICKERING, Charles R. Blyth, Harry H. Fair, J. J. Hunter, and TheBank of California, a National Banking Association, Appellees.

Nos. 18033, 17929.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

June 18, 1963

Rehearing Denied Aug. 19, 1963.

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C. Ray Robinson, John Lockley, Duane W. Dresser and Mary C. Fisher, San Francisco, Cal., for appellant.

Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, Marion B. Plant and Richard Haas, San Francisco, Cal., for appellees Union Oil Co. of California and Independent Oil Producers Agency.

Hanna & Morton, Harold C. Morton and Max K. Jamison, Los Angeles, Cal., for appellees Superior Oil Co.

Clayton L. Orn, Findlay, Ohio, McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, James D. Adams, Burnham Enersen and Arthur R. Albrecht, San Francisco, Cal., for appellee Marathon Oil Co.

McLaughlin & Casey and James A. McLaughlin, Los Angeles, Cal., for appellee Lon V. Smith, individually and as executor for Jane Smith.

Borton, Petrini, Conron, Brown & Condley, Bakersfield, Cal., for appellee A. J. West.

Paul O. Broxon and Robert N. Broxon, Newport Beach, Cal., for appellee Gulf Oil Corp. of California.

Buford W. Max, Miles W. Newby, Jr., and R. K. Barrows, Los Angeles, Cal., for appellees Texaco Inc. and The Texas Co.

Lawler, Felix & Hall, Marcus Mattson, and Richard D. DeLuce, Los Angeles, Cal., for appellee Standard Oil Co. of California.

Stanley F. Davie, Oakland, Cal., for Appellees Jerome Magee, as executor of the last will of Harry H. Magee, deceased, Trico Oil & Gas Co. and Gene Reid Drilling, Inc.

Martin J. Weil and Adolph H. Levy, Los Angeles, Cal., for appellees Socony Mobil Oil Co., Inc., Kettleman North Dome Ass'n, Continental Oil Co., Western States Gasoline Corp. and C. R. Gallagher.

O'Melveny & Myers, Frederick C. Dockweiler, William W. Alsup, Rodney K. Potter, Allyn O. Kreps, Havelock Fraser, Los Angeles, Cal., and Walter L. Rowse, Bakersfield, for appellees Getty

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Oil Co., Signal Oil & Gas Co., Intex Oil Co., and Moriqui Exploration Co.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Henry F. Prince, Richard E. Davis, Martin E. Whelan, Jr., O'Melveny & Myers, William W. Alsup, Rodney K. Potter, and Allyn O. Kreps, Los Angeles, Cal., for appellee Lloyd Corp., Ltd.

William E. Woodroof, Mervyn W. Phelan, O'Melveny & Myers, William W. Alsup, Rodney K. Potter and Allyn O. Kreps, Los Angeles, Cal., for appellee Richfield Oil Corp.

O'Melveny & Myers, Sidney H. Wall, Rodney K. Potter and Allyn O. Kreps, Los Angeles, Cal., for appellees Rodney K. Potter and Elizabeth F. Potter, as executors of the estate of E. K. Potter, deceased.

Pillsbury & Dunlap, David C. Dunlap, and Edwin S. Pillsbury, San Francisco, Cal., for appellee Elmer C. Bolton.

Robert W. Walker, J. H. Cummins, and Richard K. Knowlton, Los Angeles, Cal., for appellee Chanslor-Western Oil & Development Co.

Stanley & Kirby, Charles C. Stanley and Robert A. Smith, Los Angeles, Cal., for appellee Sunray DX Oil Co.

Richard H. Peterson, W. E. Johns and Glenn West, Jr., San Francisco, Cal., for appellee Natural Gas Corp. of California.

Athearn, Chandler & Hoffman, Walter Hoffman and Edward G. Chandler, San Francisco, Cal., for appellee Elmer B. Stone.

Morrison, Foerster, Holloway, Clinton & Clark, Herbert W. Clark and Girvan Peck, San Francisco, Cal., for appellees Honolulu Oil Corp., Crocker-Anglo Nat. Bank as trustee under the will of James E. Fickett, Loretta Fickett Codington, Carol Codington, Alice June Fickett Lindsay, James Lindsay and Jennifer Lindsay.

Walter M. Gleason, San Francisco, California, Rosson & Pearson, Hanford, Cal., for appellees William F. Colm and Marion V. Rice.

Derby, Cook, Quinby & Tweedt, Lloyd M. Tweedt and Stanley J. Cook, San Francisco, Cal., for appellees R. H. Anderson and R. H. Anderson Inc.

Kimble & Hamlin and Joseph C. Kimble, Fresno, Cal., Elke, Farella & Braun and Thomas Elke, San Francisco, Cal., for appellee Frank Jeppi.

Labowe & Ventress and Ronald B. Labowe, Los Angeles, Cal., for appellees Gladys Z. Zimmerman and Charles F. Nielson as executors of the estate of F. C. Noel, deceased.

Landels, Ripley, Gregory & Diamond and Earl M. Ripley, San Francisco, Cal., for appellee Title Insurance & Trust Co., successor by merger to California Pacific Title Ins. Co.

Orrick, Dahlquist, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Christopher M. Jenks, James K. Haynes and Richard J. Lucas, San Francisco, Cal., for appellees Katherine R. Blyth, as executrix of the will of Charles R. Blyth, deceased, and Harry M. Fair, as executor of the will of Harry H. Fair, deceased.

Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe and Lawrence C. Baker, San Francisco, Cal., for appellee Bank of California, N.A.

Johnson & Stanton and Thomas E. Stanton, Jr., San Francisco, Cal., for appellee J. J. Hunter.

Arthur B. Dunne, San Francisco, Cal., for appellees sought to be substituted for Allen L. Chickering, deceased.

Before MADDEN, Judge of the Court of Claims, and MERRILL and BROWNING, Circuit Judges.

MADDEN, Judge.

These two appeals, which we will treat in one opinion, are from orders of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Southern Division, dismissing appellant's complaints. In the Anderson case the complaint names as defendants some sixty individuals, partnerships and corporations. In the Chickering case there are

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five defendants, four being individuals and the fifth a banking corporation. Each complaint alleges, in substance, that the appellant is a Nevada corporation, the stock of which was, at all times mentioned in the complaint, held in trust by three trustees of the Henry Miller Trust; that, beginning at some time prior to 1927 and continuing thereafter, one J. Leroy Nickel, Jr., a trustee as well as a beneficiary of the trust, and a director and officer of the appellant; James E. Fickett, a director and the president of the appellant; J...

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