981 F.2d 1093 (9th Cir. 1992), 89-16690, Layman v. Combs

Docket Nº:89-16690, 89-16692, 89-16696, 89-16698 and 89-16726.
Citation:981 F.2d 1093
Party Name:24 Fed.R.Serv.3d 748 George E. LAYMAN, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Brownell COMBS, II, et al., Defendants. Frank L. BRYANT, Counter-Claimant-Appellant, v. George E. LAYMAN and George E. Layman, Jr., d/b/a Forest Acres Partnership, a Washington general partnership; Barry K. Schwartz and Calvin Klein d/b/a Barry K. Schwartz Partnership; Earl H. Schultz; a
Case Date:December 17, 1992
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
 
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981 F.2d 1093 (9th Cir. 1992)

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George E. LAYMAN, et al., Plaintiffs,

v.

Brownell COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Frank L. BRYANT, Counter-Claimant-Appellant,

v.

George E. LAYMAN and George E. Layman, Jr., d/b/a Forest

Acres Partnership, a Washington general partnership; Barry

K. Schwartz and Calvin Klein d/b/a Barry K. Schwartz

Partnership; Earl H. Schultz; and Kenneth Franzhein, II,

Counter-Claim-Defendants-Appellees.

George E. LAYMAN, et al., Plaintiffs,

v.

Brownell COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Bateman EICHLER, Hill Richards, Inc. and Robert J.

McGuiness, Counter-Claimants-Appellants,

v.

George E. LAYMAN and George E. Layman, Jr., d/b/a Forest

Acres Partnership, a Washington general partnership; Barry

K. Schwartz and Calvin Klein d/b/a Barry K. Schwartz

Partnership; Earl H. Schultz; and Kenneth Franzhein, II,

Counter-Claim-Defendants-Appellees.

George E. LAYMAN, et al., Plaintiffs,

v.

Brownell COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Charles R. HEMBREE; Kincaid, Wilson, Schaeffer and Hembree,

P.S.C., Counter-Claimants-Appellants,

v.

George E. LAYMAN and George E. Layman, Jr., d/b/a Forest

Acres Partnership, a Washington general partnership; Barry

K. Schwartz and Calvin Klein d/b/a Barry K. Schwartz

Partnership; Earl H. Schultz; and Kenneth Franzhein, II,

Counter-Claim-Defendants-Appellees.

H. James GRIGGS, Plaintiff,

v.

Brownell COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Bateman EICHLER, Hill Richards, Inc., and Robert J.

McGuiness, Counter-Claimants-Appellants,

v.

H. James GRIGGS, Counter-Claim-Defendants-Appellees.

H. James GRIGGS, Plaintiff,

v.

Brownell COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Charles R. HEMBREE; Kincaid, Wilson, Schaeffer and

Hembree, P.S.C., Counter-Claimants-Appellants,

v.

H. James GRIGGS, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

Zenya YOSHIDA d/b/a Shadai Farm, Plaintiff,

v.

Brownell COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Frank L. BRYANT, Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Appellant,

v.

Zenya YOSHIDA, d/b/a Shadai Farm, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

Zenya YOSHIDA d/b/a Shadai Farm, Plaintiff,

v.

Brownell COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Bateman EICHLER, Hill Richards, Inc.; Robert J. McGuiness,

Counter-Claimants-Appellant,

v.

Zenya YOSHIDA, d/b/a Shadai Farm, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

Zenya YOSHIDA, d/b/a Shadai Farm, Plaintiff,

v.

Brownell COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Charles R. HEMBREE; Kincaid, Wilson, Schaeffer and Hembree,

P.S.C., Counter-Claimants-Appellants,

v.

Zenya YOSHIDA, d/b/a Shadai Farm, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

Robert D. STRATMORE, Plaintiff,

v.

Leslie COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Frank L. BRYANT, Counter-Claimant-Appellant,

v.

Robert D. STRATMORE, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

Robert D. STRATMORE, Plaintiff,

v.

Leslie COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Bateman EICHLER, Hill Richards, Inc., and Robert J.

McGuiness, Counter-Claimants-Appellants,

v.

Robert D. STRATMORE, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

Robert D. STRATMORE, Plaintiff,

v.

Leslie COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Charles R. HEMBREE, and Kincaid, Wilson, Schaeffer and

Hembree, P.S.C., Counter-Claimant-Appellant,

v.

Robert D. STRATMORE, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

Richard D. SCHULTZ, Plaintiff,

v.

Bateman EICHLER, Hill Richards, Inc.; et al., Defendants.

Frank L. BRYANT, Counter-Claimant-Appellant,

v.

Richard L. SCHULTZ, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

Richard D. SCHULTZ, Plaintiff,

v.

Bateman EICHLER, Hill Richards, Inc.; et al., Defendants.

Bateman EICHLER, Hill Richards, Inc., Robert J. McGuiness,

Counter-Claimant-Appellant,

v.

Richard L. SCHULTZ, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

Richard D. SCHULTZ, Plaintiff,

v.

Bateman EICHLER, Hill Richards, Inc.; et al., Defendants.

Charles R. HEMBREE; Kincaid, Wilson, Schaeffer &

Hembree, P.S.C., Counter-Claimants-Appellants,

v.

Richard L. SCHULTZ, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

Blas R. CASARES, Plaintiff-Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee,

v.

SPENDTHRIFT FARM, INC., Defendant,

and

Frank L. BRYANT, Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Appellant.

Blas R. CASARES, Plaintiff,

v.

SPENDTHRIFT FARM, INC.; et al., Defendants.

Bateman EICHLER, Hill Richards, Inc., a Delaware

corporation, Robert J. McGuiness,

Counter-Claimants-Appellants,

v.

Blas R. CASARES, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

Blas R. CASARES, Plaintiff,

v.

SPENDTHRIFT FARM, INC.; et al., Defendants.

Charles R. HEMBREE; Kincaid, Wilson, Schaeffer & Hembree,

P.S.C., a Kentucky professional corporation,

Counter-Claimants-Appellants,

v.

Blas R. CASARES, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

John F. McGONIGLE; Virginia M. McGonigle, Plaintiffs,

v.

Leslie COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Frank L. BRYANT, Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Appellant,

v.

John F. McGONIGLE; Virginia M. McGonigle,

Counter-Claim-Defendants-Appellees.

John F. McGONIGLE; Virginia M. McGonigle, Plaintiffs,

v.

Leslie COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Bateman EICHLER, Hill Richards, Inc., Robert J. McGuiness,

Defendants-Counter-Claimants-Appellants,

v.

John F. McGONIGLE; Virginia M. McGonigle,

Counter-Claim-Defendants-Appellees.

John F. McGONIGLE; Virginia M. McGonigle, Plaintiffs,

v.

Leslie COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Charles R. HEMBREE; Kincaid, Wilson, Schaeffer and Hembree,

P.S.C., Defendants-Counter-Claimants-Appellants,

v.

John F. McGONIGLE; Virginia M. McGonigle,

Counter-Claim-Defendants-Appellees.

Robert D. STRATMORE, Plaintiff,

v.

Leslie COMBS, II, et al., Defendant.

Garth GUY, Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Appellant,

v.

Robert D. STRATMORE, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

George E. LAYMAN, Plaintiff,

v.

Leslie COMBS, II, et al., Defendant.

Garth GUY, Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Appellant,

v.

George E. LAYMAN and George E. Layman, Jr., d/b/a Forest

Acres Partnership, a Washington general partnership; Barry

K. Schwartz and Calvin Klein d/b/a Barry K. Schwartz

Partnership, a New York general partnership; Earl H.

Schultz; and Kenneth Franzhein, II, Counter-Defendant-Appellee.

Zenya YOSHIDA d/b/a Shadai Farm, Plaintiff,

v.

Brownell COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Garth GUY, Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Appellant,

v.

Zenya YOSHIDA, d/b/a Shadai Farm, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

John F. McGONIGLE: Virginia M. McGonigle, Plaintiffs,

v.

Brownell COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Garth GUY, Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Appellants,

v.

John F. McGONIGLE: Virginia M. McGonigle,

Counter-Claim-Defendants-Appellees.

Blas R. CASARES, Plaintiff,

v.

Brownell COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Garth GUY, Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Appellant,

v.

Blas R. CASARES, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

Richard D. SCHULTZ, Plaintiff,

v.

Leslie COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Garth GUY, Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Appellant,

v.

Richard L. SCHULTZ, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

HAMILTON PARTNERS; et al., Plaintiffs,

v.

Brownell COMBS, II; et al., Defendants.

Garth GUY, Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Appellant,

v.

HAMILTON PARTNERS, an Ohio general partnership; Frank E.

Fowler; James P. Coleman; Mercer Reynolds III; William O.

Dewitt, Jr.; Northwood Ventures; Peter G. Schiff; Gateway

Investment Partnership; Calvin Ingram,

Counter-Claim-Defendants-Appellees.

H. James GRIGGS, Plaintiff,

v.

Leslie COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Frank L. BRYANT, Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Appellant,

v.

H. James GRIGGS, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

H. James GRIGGS, Plaintiff,

v.

Brownell COMBS, II, et al., Defendants.

Garth GUY, Defendant-Counter-Claimant-Appellant,

v.

H. James GRIGGS, Counter-Claim-Defendant-Appellee.

Nos. 89-16621 to 89-16623, 89-16641, 89-16642, 89-16644,

89-16646 to 89-16648, 89-16650, 89-16651, 89-16657,

89-16658, 89-16660, 89-16665 to 89-16667, 89-16670,

89-16674, 89-16675, 89-16680, 89-16684, 89-16686, 89-16688,

89-16690, 89-16692, 89-16696, 89-16698 and 89-16726.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

December 17, 1992

Argued and Submitted Sept. 13, 1991.

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James E. Burns, Jr., Kevin P. Muck, Suzanne D. Kay, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, San Francisco, CA, for defendants-counter-claimants-appellants Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards, Inc. and Robert J. McGuiness.

Thomas K. Bourke, Donald J. Kula, Riordan & McKinzie, Los Angeles, CA, for defendant-counter-claimant-appellant Frank L. Bryant.

M. Laurence Popofsky, Michael L. Rugen, Richard DeNatale, Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, San Francisco, CA, for defendants-counter-claimants-appellants Charles R. Hembree and Kincaid, Wilson, Schaeffer & Hembree, P.S.C.

John I. Alioto, Michael J. Bettinger, Alioto & Alioto, San Francisco, CA, for plaintiffs

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- counter - claim - defendants - appellees George E. Layman and George E. Layman, Jr. d/b/a Forest Acres Partnership, Barry K. Schwartz and Calvin Klein d/b/a Barry K. Schwartz Partnership, Earl H. Schultz, Kenneth Franzhein, II, H. James Griggs, Zenya Yoshida d/b/a Shadai Farm, Robert D. Stratmore...

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