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In re A.C.
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: D071772
People v. Bloomfield  
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: A148919

Justia Opinion Summary: A taxi driver reported to police he had driven defendant to locations in Marin County. Defendant attempted to pay the $73.53 cab fare with a prepaid debit card, but the charge did not go through. When police searched def...

Alvarez v. Seaside Transportation Services LLC  
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: B275980

Justia Opinion Summary: Under Privette v. Superior Court (1993) 5 Cal.4th 689 (Privette), an independent contractor's employee generally may not recover tort damages for work-related injuries from the contractor's hirer. Plaintiff filed suit ag...

ZL Technologies v. Doe  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: A143680

Justia Opinion Summary: ZL provides email archiving, eDiscovery, and compliance support to businesses nationwide. Glassdoor operates a website on which people may anonymously express opinions regarding employers. Individuals representing themse...

Cummings v. Dessel  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: A144212

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Dessel, Dessel’s daughter (Seal), and Cummings purchased land in Fieldbrook containing a small and dilapidated residence with a carport, planning to remodel the residence, converting it to a vacation rental. Cum...

San Diego County Water etc. v. Metropolitan Water Dist. etc.
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: A146901M
County of Los Angeles v. Allegheny Casualty Co.  
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: B268667

Justia Opinion Summary: Allegheny, through its agent, posted three bonds for the release of three defendants. Under Penal Code section 1305.4,1 a surety may move to extend a defendant's appearance period by 180 days upon a showing of good cause...

Schep v. Capital One
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: B269724M
Demara v. The Raymond Corp.  
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: D068533

Justia Opinion Summary: In a products liability case, plaintiffs Kawika and Sandra Demara appealed the grant of summary judgment granted in favor of defendants The Raymond Corporation (Raymond) and Raymond Handling Solutions, Inc. (RHSI). As pe...

California v. Roberts  
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: D069355

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted defendant Antwaren Roberts of attempted murder and related offenses arising out of an incident in which he shot Krystal Sharkey with a handgun. It also found that Roberts committed the crimes for the ben...

Swigart v. Bruno  
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: D071072

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Kathleen Swigart and defendant Carl Bruno participated in an organized endurance horseback riding event with approximately 47 other riders. Swigart was in the lead and had dismounted at a required checkpoint al...

People v. Jeffrey G.  
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: A149067

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was committed to the Department of State Hospitals in 1990 after he was found not guilty of a violent crime by reason of insanity, He has been confined for most of the subsequent time. In 2015, he sought trans...

Deutsche Bank Nat. Trust v. Pyle  
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: D071079

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004 Denise Saluto recorded a grant deed to real property. In early 2007 Saluto defaulted on the loan encumbering the Property. Plaintiff Deutsche Bank National Trust Company acquired the Property at a trustee's sale....

People v. Webb  
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: A147740

Justia Opinion Summary: Webb was found in the driver’s seat of a stolen car. The officer believed his identification card was fraudulent, and tracing Webb’s route, found methamphetamine and a scale. Video from the citywide surveillance system s...

LA Unified School District v. Safety National Casualty Corp.  
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: B275597

Justia Opinion Summary: The procedural provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), 9 U.S.C. 1 et seq., do not apply to a motion to compel arbitration in a California state court, where the arbitration agreement was governed by the FAA (bec...

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