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People v. Stamps  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: A142424

Justia Opinion Summary: On four occasions in October-December 2012, Stamps was pulled over by the Pittsburg police because her car did not display a license plate. Each time, she and her car were searched, and on each occasion drugs were disco...

In re Jonathan R.  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: A145238

Justia Opinion Summary: The minor stabbed another young man in the abdomen during a brawl, using a folding pocket knife. The resulting injury required a five-day hospital stay. The minor was charged under Penal Code section 245(a)(1), assault...

In re Michael S.  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: B269598

Justia Opinion Summary: Father appealed the juvenile court's order removing his son, Michael, from his custody. Father argues that the governing statute, Welfare and Institutions Code section 361, subdivision (c)(1), does not permit removal fro...

In re Gabriel T.  
Date: September 30, 2016
Docket Number: F073030

Justia Opinion Summary: Minor admitted a violation of grand theft from the person of another, with a stipulated restitution of $20. Minor was ordered to the Correctional Academy for 12 months, consisting of six months of confinement and six mon...

P. v. Blackwell
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: A144424M
M.C. v. Superior Court  
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: A148627

Justia Opinion Summary: The Del Norte County Department of Health and Human Services received a referral after police searched Mother’s residence and found mushrooms, meth pipes, marijuana paraphernalia, concentrated cannabis, brass knuckles an...

Wertheim LLC v. Omidvar  
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: B262485

Justia Opinion Summary: Currency loaned money at high interest rates to elderly artists who owned rights to receive royalty payments from music rights management companies. Wertheim persuaded artists to assign their royalty rights and any cause...

People v. Bell  
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: B263022

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of multiple acts, including robbery, rape, and assault with a firearm that occurred when he was 14 years old. On appeal, he contends that his parole eligibility date at age 55 violates the equal p...

Kalnel Gardens v. City of L.A.  
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: B264434

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, City of Los Angeles planning officials approved Kalnel’s proposed project to tear down a two-story, three-unit apartment building in the Venice area. After the City decided to halt the project, Kalnel petitioned...

People v. Hallam  
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: B266185

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed the denial of his petition for resentencing/application to redesignate his felony conviction for second degree burglary as misdemeanor shoplifting pursuant to Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and...

Licudine v. Cedars-Sinai Med. Ctr.  
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: B268130

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff suffered injury during a gallbladder surgery that will have lifelong repercussions, she filed suit for malpractice, and sought damages for the resulting diminution in her earning capacity. The court held...

Doe v. Super. Ct.  
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: B271508

Justia Opinion Summary: In the underlying action, petitioner filed a complaint against real party in interest Poulet Nikolay, alleging that Nikolay violated Civil Code section 1708.85 by distributing, and threatening to distribute to petitioner...

City of Tracy v. Cohen  
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: C077440

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Tracy brought this action as the successor agency to its former redevelopment agency (and also in its own right) against Michael Cohen as director of the Department of Finance (the Department) to challenge ad...

Hall v. Super. Ct.  
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: D068516

Justia Opinion Summary: The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) revoked Branden Lee Hall's driver's license because, after being arrested for driving under the influence, he refused to submit to a chemical test for blood alcohol content. Hall fi...

People v. Perez  
Date: September 29, 2016
Docket Number: F069020

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant was convicted of assault with force likely to produce great bodily harm, he was sentenced to two years plus 25 years to life in prison. The jury found that defendant had two prior strike convictions and s...

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