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People v. Gallardo
Date: August 28, 2015
Docket Number: A141550

Justia Opinion Summary: Gallardo stopped paying court-ordered child support for nearly a year. His ex-wife sought an income withholding order. At a hearing, he denied he was behind on his child support payments, and held up a sheaf of fraudule...

Pegastaff v. Pac. Gas & Elec. Co.
Date: August 28, 2015
Docket Number: A142736

Justia Opinion Summary: PegaStaff is a temporary staffing agency. A large part of PegaStaff’s business was providing staffing to PG&E) The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) adopted General Order 156 (GO 156) to implement Public Utili...

Walker v. City of San Clemente
Date: August 28, 2015
Docket Number: G050552

Animal Legal Def.Fund v. CA Exposition & St. Fairs
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: A140981

Justia Opinion Summary: California Exposition and State Fairs (Cal Expo), regulated by Food and Agriculture Code 3301, is responsible for organizing the State Fair every July and enters into an agreement every year with the University of Califo...

Park v. Bd. of Trustees of CA State Univ.
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: B260047

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against CSU, his former employer, alleging that CSU discriminated against him based on his national origin when it denied his application for a tenured faculty position and consequently terminated hi...

James L Harris Painting v. West Bay
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: C072169

Justia Opinion Summary: West Bay Builders, Inc. and Safeco Insurance Company of America (Safeco) appealed the trial court’s denial of their motion for attorney fees under Business and Professions Code section 7108.5 and Public Contract Code sec...

Nosal-Tabor v. Sharp Chula Vista Medical Ctr.
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: D065843

Justia Opinion Summary: Karen Nosal-Tabor was a registered nurse who previously worked in the cardiology department at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center (Sharp). In 2011, Sharp implemented "nurse-led" cardiac stress testing in which a physician...

Puskar v. City & Cnty. of San Francisco
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: F070153

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a forest ranger at Yosemite National Park, filed suit against defendant, a public entity, after he was injured by a grease fire from a skillet in his rental unit. Defendant provided plaintiff and other tenant...

Royal Pacific Funding v. Arneson
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: G050158

Justia Opinion Summary: Linda Arneson worked for Pacific Mortgage, and received both salary and commission. After she left Pacific in February 2013, she claimed she was owed commissions for, among other things, certain work done by a fellow emp...

Benson v. Southern Cal. Auto Sales
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: G050484

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Benson appealed the denial of his motion for attorney fees and costs from respondent Southern California Auto Sales, Inc. (SCAS), after he obtained a favorable judgment based on the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CL...

P. v. Segura
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: G051280

Hewlett-Packard Co. v. Oracle Corp.
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: H039507

Justia Opinion Summary: HP sued Oracle, based on Oracle's announcement that it would no longer make software products compatible with HP hardware products. After the court found that Oracle was obligated to adapt its products to the HP systems....

Tribeca Co. v. First American Title Ins.
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Number: A142430

Justia Opinion Summary: Tribeca sued after First American refunded a $1 million deposit to a real estate investor out of an escrow account that Tribeca had opened. Tribeca claimed it was entitled to the deposit and asserted claims for breach of...

Sternberg v. Cal. State Bd. of Pharmacy
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Number: B255862

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the trial court's denial of a petition for a writ of administrative mandate, seeking to reverse a decision by the California State Board of Pharmacy subjecting his pharmacist’s license to discipline f...

Crofoot v. Harris
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Number: B258365

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the denial of his petition for a writ of mandate against defendants, alleging that he is not subject to sex offender registration in California, Pen. Code, 290, subd. (c), 290.005. The court concluded,...

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