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Appellate Decision – Liability of Notary Public

The Law Offices of John L. Fallat and counsel for the notary prevailed on an appeal by a plaintiff seeking to hold a notary to an unreasonably high level of responsibility to verify the authenticity of a driver’s license used for identification. North American Title Company, Inc. v. Egya Nubar Gugasyan et al (2021) 75 […]

Corinthian Colleges Class Action Lawsuit

In 2008, a purported class action suit was filed against Corinthian Colleges, Inc. and a wholly owned subsidiary in Santa Clara Superior Court on behalf of graduates of Bryman College’s medical assistant vocational programs. Learn more about this suit.

District Court Decision – Notary Bond Case

The Law Offices of John L. Fallat prevailed in Willie York, et al., v. Bank of America, et al. (N.D. Cal. 2018) by obtaining a court order granting the motion for summary judgment as to all claims against the Surety Bonding Company of America. Read the entire opinion.

Appellate Decision – Motor Vehicle Dealer Bond Case

The Law Offices of John L. Fallat prevailed on an appeal of a trial court ruling which misapplied the doctrine of collateral estoppel against a surety where the surety did not appear in the underlying hearing (a bankruptcy proceeding). Read the entire opinion.

IME Class Action Lawsuit

Please visit for information regarding the Institute for Medical Education case filed in Santa Clara Superior Court.