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P. v. Ramirez
Date: January 28, 2015
Docket Number: G049935

Cobb v. Ironwood Country Club
Date: January 28, 2015
Docket Number: G050446

People v. Espinoza
Date: January 28, 2015
Docket Number: H039219

Justia Opinion Summary: Several attorneys from the public defender’s office represented Espinoza in lengthy pretrial proceedings as he repeatedly moved for dismissal of counsel. In the week before trial, the court denied additional motions to...

Richardson v. Franc
Date: January 27, 2015
Docket Number: A137815

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1989, the Poksays built their Novato home, including a 150-foot long driveway within the 30-foot wide easement running to the site, which was hidden from the street. The easement was over property then owned by the Sc...

FTR Int'l, Inc. v. Rio Sch. Dist.
Date: January 27, 2015
Docket Number: B238618

Justia Opinion Summary: FTR has constructed buildings for public entities for 15 years. In 1999, FTR submitted the winning bid of $7.345 million to construct a District school. During construction, FTR submitted approximately 150 proposed chang...

Maroney v. Iacobsohn
Date: January 27, 2015
Docket Number: B249890

Justia Opinion Summary: In an automobile accident case, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Plaintiff, apportioning 40 percent of the fault to Plaintiff and 60 percent to Defendant. Defendant moved to recover costs based on Plaintiff’s reje...

Los Angeles Mem'l Coliseum Comm'n v. Insomniac, Inc.
Date: January 27, 2015
Docket Number: B252838

Justia Opinion Summary: The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission and Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Association alleged that defendants, who promoted and staged music events at the Coliseum and related venues, paid an employee of the Commiss...

California v. Zinda,
Date: January 27, 2015
Docket Number: C072981

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Steven Zinda chased David Valdez into a field and murdered him with an axe. After drinking with some friends at a house in Rio Linda, Valdez decided to leave around 2:00 a.m. He was intoxicated and did not make...

Greenwell v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co.
Date: January 27, 2015
Docket Number: C074546

Justia Opinion Summary: A California resident owned an apartment building in Arkansas that was insured by a Michigan insurance company under a policy the owner obtained through an insurance agent in Arkansas. That policy included commercial pro...

R.M. v. T.A.
Date: January 27, 2015
Docket Number: D064922

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother "T.A." appealed a judgment finding that R.M. was the presumed father of her biological daughter. T.A. conceived the child through artificial insemination procedures, and R.M. was not the biological father. The tri...

Eriksson v. Nunnink
Date: January 27, 2015
Docket Number: E057158

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, plaintiffs-appellants Karan and Stan Eriksson's 17-year-old daughter Mia was competing in an equestrian event. Defendant-respondent Kristi Nunnink was Mia's riding coach. At the event, the horse struck a hurdle...

Gray1 CPB, LLC v. SCC Acquisitions, Inc.
Date: January 27, 2015
Docket Number: G047429A

Justia Opinion Summary: Gray1 CPB, LLC (Gray1), obtained a judgment against defendants SCC Acquisitions and Bruce Elieff. Almost two years later, defendants paid the amount of the outstanding judgment and accrued interest with a cashier's check...

California v. Perez
Date: January 27, 2015
Docket Number: G049041

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jorge Armando Juarez Perez pled guilty to possessing methamphetamine for sale and possessing a firearm within 1000 feet of a school. The court placed him on probation and ordered him to spend 180 days in jail w...

Arteaga v. Super. Ct.
Date: January 27, 2015
Docket Number: H040702

Justia Opinion Summary: A grand jury indicted Arteaga on charges of participating in a criminal street gang (Pen. Code, 186.22(a)) and conspiracy to sell methamphetamine (182(a)(1); Health & Saf. Code, 11379), with an allegation that he committ...

Vargas v. FMI, Inc.
Date: January 23, 2015
Docket Number: B246660

Justia Opinion Summary: Vargas and Villalobos were driving a tractor-trailer across the country. Villalobos was driving and Vargas was in the sleeper berth when the tractor-trailer rolled over, injuring Vargas. Vargas sued FMI (the motor carrie...

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