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Schellinger Bros. v. Cotter  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: A142201

Justia Opinion Summary: Schellinger planned commercial development of a large Sebastopol tract that it had agreed to purchase from Cotter. Certification of an environmental impact report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (Pub...

People v. McDowell  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: B265879

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled no contest to six felony burglary counts and admitted the truth of allegations that he committed the current offenses while out on bail for another crime and had one prior conviction that qualified as a st...

Funsten v. Wells Fargo Bank  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: A140941

Justia Opinion Summary: Trust I, established by Maryon and Robert, became irrevocable when Maryon died in 1994. Robert died in 2013. Months later, Maryon’s son, Funsten, filed a “safe harbor” application, requesting a declaration that he would...

People v. Orloff  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: B266933

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, confined to a wheelchair, appealed his conviction for making a criminal threat and attempting, by means of a threat, to deter an executive officer from performing his duties. The court concluded that a person...

In re H.W.  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: C079926

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, loss prevention agent Marcus Nealy and manager Stephanie Garza, were working at a Sears department store in Yuba City, when they observed "H.W." enter the store via the store’s closed circuit surveillance system...

Randall v. Mousseau  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: B263945

Justia Opinion Summary: Wendy Randall appeals a judgment for defendant after a court trial. There was no court reporter during the trial, and the trial court denied Randall's motion for a settled statement after trial. The court concluded that...

In re A.B.  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: D069257

Justia Opinion Summary: Scott R. appealed the termination of his parental rights to his biological daughter, A.B., under Family Code section 7822,1 which authorizes the termination of rights of a parent who "has left the child in the care and c...

People v. Miranda  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: B257245

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants were convicted of charges for their involvement in a razor-blade-shank attack by “Southside” gang members on a Los Angeles County jail inmate who refused to stab another inmate at the gang’s behest. The court...

People v. Hronchak  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: B262866

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant failed to report to his supervising parole agent - a violation of parole supervision conditions that defendant admitted - the trial court revoked and reinstated parole on condition that defendant serve an...

Phillips v. Campbell  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: B263353A

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed from a Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA), Fam. Code, 6200 et seq., restraining order prohibiting him from harassing or contacting respondent and compelling him to stay at least 500 yards away fro...

Greco v. Greco  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Numbers: C078369, C078805

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Clyde Greco, Jr. was the trustee of his parents’ trust and the administrator of their estates. He used money from the trust and estates to fund litigation against his sister and others, purportedly to recover m...

California v. Flores  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: D069899

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Erik Flores was the father of three young children (John Doe 1, John Doe 2, and Jane Doe). The information alleged that, from 2011 to 2014, Flores tortured the children, and abused his children. The information...

In re Mancillas  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: H042652

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, petitioner was charged with unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle; possession of burglar’s tools; and possession of a stolen vehicle. Petitioner pleaded no contest. The court suspended imposition of sentence a...

Campaign for Quality Education v. State of California
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: A134423S
Vergara v. State of California
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: B258589S
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