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Pesticide Action Network v. California Department of Pesticide Regulation  
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: A145632

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of Pesticide Regulation, acting under the Food & Agriculture Code, approved amended labels for two registered pesticides: Dinotefuran 20SG and Venom Insecticide, which allowed both pesticides to be used on...

F.E.V. v. City of Anaheim
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: G052460
Respect Life South San Francisco v. City of South San Francisco  
Date: September 18, 2017
Docket Number: A145992

Justia Opinion Summary: South San Francisco approved a conditional-use permit allowing an office building to be converted to a medical clinic for use by Planned Parenthood Mar Monte. The city determined that its consideration of the permit was...

Sharp Image Gaming v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians  
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: C070512

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (the Tribe) appealed a judgment after trial in favor of plaintiff Sharp Image Gaming, Inc. (Sharp Image), in plaintiff’s breach of contract action stemming from a deal to d...

In re C.M.  
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: D072056

Justia Opinion Summary: At a special hearing, the juvenile court issued a permanent restraining order prohibiting the child's stepfather from having any contact with the child (C.M.). The child's mother, E.S., appealed an order the juvenile cou...

Diego v. City of Los Angeles  
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: B268266

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeal reversed the jury's verdict in favor of two officers in an action alleging that the Police Department discriminated against the officers. The court held that, while the evidence that the officers prod...

In re Jesse Barber  
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: B284060

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeal granted petitioner's habeas petition challenging the legality of his confinement under Penal Code 4024.2 for violating the terms of his work release program. The court held that there was no legal bas...

In re Madison S.  
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: A144936

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2014, Andrew, less than one month old, was admitted to the hospital with a skull fracture, bilateral hematomas on both sides of the brain, diffused retinal hemorrhage in his right eye, and multiple old fract...

Roth v. Plikaytis  
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: D070484

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Anice Plikaytis appealed an order awarding her attorneys' fees in a breach of contract action brought by plaintiff Debra Roth. In the published portion of its opinion, the Court of Appeal agreed with Plikaytis'...

California v. Sandee  
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: D070732

Justia Opinion Summary: After the trial court denied a motion to suppress evidence, Megan Sandee pled guilty to possession for sale of a controlled substance and unauthorized possession of a controlled substance. The trial court granted felony...

California v. Leonard  
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: D070980

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted Jason Leonard of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run with injury, exhibiting a deadly weapon other than a firearm, vandalism, reckless driving while evading a peace officer, and two counts...

City of Fontana v. California Department of Tax and Fee Administration  
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: A147642

Justia Opinion Summary: If a municipality imposes a sales tax, the State Board of Equalization (now the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration) has the authority to collect and then remit the tax back to the municipality under the...

Miller v. Fortune Commercial Corp.  
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: B271214

Justia Opinion Summary: The Unruh Civil Rights Act prohibits arbitrary discrimination in public accommodations with respect to trained service dogs, but not to service-dogs-in-training. The Court of Appeal affirmed summary judgment in favor of...

Dent v. Wolf  
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: B278951

Justia Opinion Summary: A child who seeks a declaration of paternity after her putative father is deceased presents a justiciable controversy when the child requests no financial remuneration. The Court of Appeal reversed the trial court's dism...

Johnson v. Open Door Community Health Centers  
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: A143992

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson was at an Open Door clinics on November 3, 2011, to review test results with a nurse-practitioner. Before she entered the treatment room, her vital signs were taken and she was weighed on a scale located against...

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