This Is An Update For Our December 20, 2014 Post On An Unpublished Appellate Decision.
On December 30, 2014, we posted on Paletz v. Adaya, a Second District, Division 3 unpublished decision affirming most of a substantial attorney’s fees award of $2.1 million in favor of plaintiffs, except for a minor reallocation issue remanded to the trial court. In this case, a hotel owner was found to have excluded Jewish patrons at a Santa Monica hotel pool party specifically designed by an outside promoter to benefit fallen Israeli soldiers.
We can now report, based on a recent post by the on-line Jewish Journal, that the lower court, on remand, ruled that plaintiffs’ other causes of action were “inextricably intertwined” with the fee-bearing civil rights causes of actions, awarding plaintiffs more than $70,000 in further fees. Beyond this, the trial judge awarded plaintiffs an additional $340,000 in fees for winning on appeal in the December 2014 decision.