Puthukkeril v. Allen
Brian Allen, a former employee of Scios Inc., appeals from four orders of the Alameda County Superior Court issued after a hearing, granting one two-year injunction to stop civil harassment of Scios employee Silvy Puthukkeril (Code Civ. Proc., 527.6) and three two-year injunctions prohibiting violence or threats of violence against Scios employees Lee Mermelstein, Ulrich Ernst, and Brian Williams. ( 527.8.) Allen contends that Scios wholly contrived the allegation of threat of violence; that [t]he injunctions granted under . . . section 527.8 do not meet the burden of proof, related to the primary claim of insanity; and that [t]he injunction granted under . . . section 527.6 does not fit the intent of the statute. We shall construe these claims as asserting that substantial evidence does not support the issuance of the injunctions. Allen further contends that he was denied his due process right to cross examine plaintiffs and to testify in his own defense. Finally, Allen contends that [a]ll injunctions were issued in violation of [the Norris LaGuardia Act (29 USC 101 et seq.)]. Court disagree with all those contentions and affirm the orders appealed from.