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People v. Burroughs  
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: B267353

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed a jury verdict adjudicating him a sexually violent predator (SVP) under the Sexually Violent Predators Act (SVPA), Welf. & Inst. Code, 6600 et seq., and ordering his indeterminate commitment to Coaling...

569 East County etc. v. Backcountry Against the Dump, Inc.  
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: D068538A

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs 569 East County Boulevard, LLC, and others filed an action against numerous entities and individuals. Plaintiffs' complaint named Backcountry Against the Dump, Inc. (BAD) as a defendant and alleged a single ca...

In re J.S.  
Date: December 5, 2016
Docket Number: D070163

Justia Opinion Summary: While J.S. was a dependent of the juvenile court, a delinquency petition was filed alleging that she committed vandalism and used force and violence against another minor. The juvenile court declared her a "dual status"...

In re Marriage of Usher  
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: B263721

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent is a successful director and producer. After the trial court granted respondent's request to reduce his monthly child support payment to $9,842, from the original amount entered into at the time of dissolution...

Elliott Homes, Inc. v. Super. Ct.  
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: C078122

Justia Opinion Summary: Real parties in interest, Kevin Hicks et al., filed an action against petitioner Elliott Homes, Inc. (Elliott), the builder of their homes, seeking damages for construction defects. Elliott moved to stay the litigation u...

California v. Sanghera  
Date: December 2, 2016
Docket Number: C078933

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found defendant Mangal Singh Sanghera guilty of assault with a deadly weapon (stabbing instrument) and found that he personally inflicted great bodily injury. Defendant was sentenced to a state prison term of five...

Eblovi v. Blair  
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: A148275

Justia Opinion Summary: Eblovi was a proponent of a citizen-sponsored initiative appearing on the City of Half Moon Bay June 7, 2016 ballot as Measure F. Eblovi sought an order directing the interim city clerk to strike "Primary Argument Again...

Westside Estate Agency v. Randall  
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: B268455

Justia Opinion Summary: Stephen Shapiro was a licensed real estate broker and the principal of plaintiff Westside. Shapiro's friends, James and Eleanor Randall, agreed to have Shapiro represent them in a residential real estate purchase. Howev...

Foxen v. Carpenter  
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: B268820

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the former attorneys who had represented her in a personal injury action. Plaintiff alleged eight causes of action arising from alleged misconduct during the course of the parties’ attorney-c...

National Shooting Sports Foundation v. State of California  
Date: December 1, 2016
Docket Number: F072310

Justia Opinion Summary: NSSF and SAAMI filed the underlying action for declaratory relief seeking to enjoin Penal Code section 31910, subdivision (b)(7)(A) on the ground that it is impossible to comply with dual placement microstamping requirem...

People v. McCarrick  
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: A136822

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant killed her three-year-old twin daughters with a sword. A neighbor heard loud thumping from defendant’s apartment. Later, a fire alarm went off. The neighbor, seeing smoke, ran upstairs and kicked in the door, b...

Condon v. Daland Nissan, Inc.  
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: A145613

Justia Opinion Summary: Condon purchased a car. Believing the dealership knowingly failed to disclose prior damage, Condon sued. The contract required arbitration of disputes. An arbitration award would be final, unless “the arbitrator’s aw...

Lee v. Rich  
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: G051838

Justia Opinion Summary: Howard Rich purchased a single-family residence at an execution sale conducted to satisfy a judgment against Yung-Shen Steven Lee. Rich was a third party purchaser; the plaintiff and judgment creditor was Spyglass Hill C...

Driscoll v. Granite Rock Co.  
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: H037662

Justia Opinion Summary: Granitrock produces perishable concrete that cannot be stored; when concrete is in a mixer truck, the drum must rotate constantly to prevent hardening. Freshly batched concrete must be poured within 60-90 minutes to ens...

ZF Micro Devices v. TAT Capital Partners
Date: November 30, 2016
Docket Number: H040776M
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