994 F.2d 1344 (9th Cir. 1992), 16688, Layman v. Combs

Docket Nº:16688, 16690, 16692, 16696, 16698, 16726.
Citation:994 F.2d 1344
Party Name: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,
Case Date:December 17, 1992
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
 
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994 F.2d 1344 (9th Cir. 1992)

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-defendant-Appellee.

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-Appellants,

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-Appellants,

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.

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., Defendants.

Garth GUY, Defendant-counter-claimant-Appellant,

v.

Robert D. STRATMORE, Counter-claim-defendant-Appellee.

Leslie COMBS, II, et al., Defendants,

and

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,

Counterclaim-defendants-Appellees.

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, 16622, 16623, 16641, 16642, 16644, 16646,

16647, 16648, 16650, 16651, 16657, 16658, 16660, 16665,

16666, 16667, 16670, 16674, 16675, 16680, 16684, 16686,

16688, 16690, 16692, 16696, 16698, 16726.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

December 17, 1992

        Argued and Submitted Sept. 13, 1991.

        As Amended on Denial of Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc May 12, 1993.

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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-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.

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Schwartz Partnership, Earl H. Schultz, Kenneth Franzhein, II, H. James Griggs, Zenya Yoshida d/b/a Shadai Farm, Robert D. Stratmore, Richard L. Schultz, John F. McGonigle and Virginia M. McGonigle.

        Richard M. Trautwein, Susan L. Williams, Alagia, Day, Marshall, Mintmire & Chauvin, Louisville, KY, for plaintiff-counter-claim-defendant-appellee Blas R. Casares.

        Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

        Before CANBY and KOZINSKI, Circuit Judges, and CARROLL, [*] District Judge.

        CANBY, Circuit Judge:

        Certain defendants in McGonigle v. Combs, 968 F.2d 810 (9th Cir.1992), appeal the district court's summary judgment rejecting their counterclaim for attorneys' fees. 1 The counterclaim alleged that the defendants were entitled to recover their fees because the plaintiffs' breaches of certain warranties triggered an indemnification clause to which plaintiffs had agreed. In addition, defendant Frank Bryant appeals the district court's denial of his requests for attorneys' fees under Section 11(e) of the Securities Act of 1933, 15 U.S.C. § 77k(e) (1988), Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rule 37(c) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. We reverse and remand the district court's...

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