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Overstock.com, Inc. v. Goldman Sachs
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: A135682M

Regent Alliance v. Rabizadeh
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: B244652

Justia Opinion Summary: Regent filed suit against buyer defendants, alleging that they purchased and resold converted property - children's clothing - from other defendants, against which the complaint also alleged conversion. The trial court g...

Palmer v. Super. Ct.
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: B255182

Justia Opinion Summary: The Firm and its former partner seek a writ of mandate in this action for legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract against the Firm and the former partner. At issue was whether the attorney-cli...

Leslie O. v. Super. Ct.
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: B257385

Justia Opinion Summary: In this marital dissolution case, petitioner Leslie O. moved to have the child custody evaluator removed for bias and her evaluations stricken. Under the totality of the circumstances, the court concluded that the child...

Sierra Club v. Co. of San Diego
Date: November 25, 2014
Docket Number: D064243

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, San Diego County updated its general plan wherein it issued a program environmental impact report (PEIR), and adopted various related mitigation measures. The Sierra Club sought, in a petition for writ of mandat...

Stephens & Stephens XII v. Fireman's Fund Ins.
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: A135938

Justia Opinion Summary: Fireman’s Insurance issued a policy covering loss from property damage, including rent, on a building owned by Stephens XII. Three days after the policy became effective, Stephens XII discovered the property had been ser...

In re M.D.
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: A139888

Justia Opinion Summary: A petition was filed under Welfare and Institutions Code section 602 alleging that the 16-year-old minor had committed a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code section 653.22, loitering with intent to commit prostitution. T...

Ben-Shahar v. Pickart
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: B250728

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendants purchased the building where plaintiff was living in a rent-controlled apartment, defendants served plaintiff with a 60-day notice to quit. Plaintiff subsequently initiated unlawful detainer proceedings...

California v. Phoenix
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: C069195

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Ronald Phoenix was convicted of crimes in Sacramento and Yolo Counties. He was originally sentenced to prison in the Sacramento County case. The Yolo County trial court resentenced defendant on the Sacramento c...

Engine Manufacturers Assn. v. CA Air Resources Bd.
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: C071891

Justia Opinion Summary: Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) challenged certain regulations adopted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) requiring engine manufacturers to obtain a sample of emissions of in-use heavy-duty engines equip...

Cleveland Nat. Forest v. San Diego Assn. of Gov.
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: D063288

Justia Opinion Summary: After the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) certified an environmental impact report (EIR) for its 2050 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (transportation plan), CREED-2. The Afford...

Conway v. County of Tuolumne
Date: November 24, 2014
Docket Number: F067505

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the County after officers fired a tear gas canister into plaintiff's mobile home. On appeal, plaintiff challenged the trial court's grant of summary judgment to the County. In this case, once...

People v. Gardner
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: A135615

Justia Opinion Summary: Bean discovered that someone broke into his gun safe and took shotguns and a pistol. The safe had been pried open. The doors of Bean’s residence showed no signs of forced entry; there were tool marks on a gun safe and to...

People v. Moreno
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: A138758

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1971, Moreno was convicted of felony possession of barbiturates in San Mateo County and was placed on probation for two years with the condition that he serve one year in county jail. Moreno successfully completed pro...

Izell v. Union Carbide Corp.
Date: November 21, 2014
Docket Number: B245085A

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and his wife filed suit against Union Carbide for personal injuries and loss of consortium stemming from plaintiff's exposure to Union Carbide asbestos and subsequent diagnosis of mesothelioma. On appeal, Union...

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