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Bowman v. Cal. Coastal Commission
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: B243015A

Jenkins v. Teegarden
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: E059692

Gottschall v. Crane Co.
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: A136516

Justia Opinion Summary: Gottschall sued 18 defendants for allegedly causing him to develop an “asbestos-related disease” because of the products those defendants produced, and to which he was exposed by his work from 1957 to 1989 in shipyards a...

Lofton v. Wells Fargo Home Mortg.
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: A136626

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005 class counsel initiated a class action against Wells Fargo on behalf of thousands of mortgage consultants who had allegedly been misclassified as exempt employees. In 2006 ILG filed a putative class action allegi...

People v. Rossetti
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: A139041

Justia Opinion Summary: Patrol Officer Tyhurst was driving on Highway 242 in Contra Costa County when he saw a car weaving and traveling about 90 miles per hour in a 65 miles-per-hour-zone. Tyhurst activated his emergency lights. The vehicle...

Izell v. Union Carbide
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: B245085

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, Bobbie and Helen Izell, filed suit against Union Carbide, alleging claims for personal injuries and loss of consortium stemming from Mr. Izell's alleged exposure to asbestos and subsequent diagnosis of mesoth...

Burien, LLC v. Wiley
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: B250182

Justia Opinion Summary: Landlord converted a rent-controlled apartment building to condominiums, obtained a new certificate of occupancy in 2009 based on the change in use, and raised the rent. Tenant objected. Landlord sought a declaration fro...

Blueberry Properties v. Chow
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: B254259

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose when defendant entered into a settlement agreement to sell her property to Blueberry and then refused to consummate the sale. The trial court entered judgment pursuant to the terms of the agreement and or...

Ellis Law Group v. Nevada City Sugar Loaf Prop.
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: C072820M

Wofford v. Super. Ct.
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: D064633

Justia Opinion Summary: After being convicted of drug-related offenses, Lavina Wofford was sentenced under the Realignment Act to serve a portion of her prison sentence released into the community under the mandatory supervision of the probatio...

In re Juan A.
Date: October 22, 2014
Docket Number: D064890

Justia Opinion Summary: Juan A. was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery on school property; resisting an officer; disturbing the peace; and felony threatening a public officer or employee. At the time of the adjudication hearing, the...

People v. Whitmer
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: B231038B

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his convictions for 20 counts of grand theft and 20 counts of making false statements. The Supreme Court granted defendant's subsequent petition for review and limited its review to the court's determi...

Kenne v. Stennis
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: B242262

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant and his wife appealed from the trial court's order denying, in part, their anti-SLAPP statute, Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, special motion to strike claims against them. The claims arose out of the w...

People v. Dawkins
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: B245611

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, convicted of first degree burglary, contended that the audio recording of a 9-1-1 call was inadmissible in evidence because it was not properly authenticated. The court concluded that the trial court did not a...

People v. Harbison
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: B251492

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of possession of methamphetamine and being under the influence of methamphetamine. On appeal, defendant challenged the trial court's finding that defendant was not amenable to treatment under the...

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