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City of San Marcos v. Loma San Marcos
Date: February 27, 2015
Docket Number: D062628

Justia Opinion Summary: Loma San Marcos, LLC, Questhaven Pacific View, LLC, and La Paz Sunset, Inc. (collectively "Loma San Marcos") purchased a 15-acre property subject to a security and lien agreement with the City of San Marcos. The agreemen...

Securitas Security Services v. Super. Ct.
Date: February 27, 2015
Docket Number: D066873

Justia Opinion Summary: Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. petitioned the Court of Appeal for a writ of mandate and/or prohibition to challenge a superior court order granting its amended motion to compel arbitration in which the court order...

Universal Protection Services v. Super. Ct.
Date: February 27, 2015
Docket Number: D066919

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Universal Protection Service, L.P. petitioned the Court of Appeal for a writ of mandate and/or prohibition to challenge the superior court's order granting real party in interest Floridalma Franco's demand to...

Acacia Patent Acquisition v. Super. Ct.
Date: February 27, 2015
Docket Number: G050226

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners sought the disqualification of the law firm of AlvaradoSmith, which: (1) previously represented another law firm in an attorney fee dispute; and (2) in this case, represented an expert seeking consulting fees...

People v. Rebulloza
Date: February 27, 2015
Docket Number: H040847

Justia Opinion Summary: Rebulloza pleaded no contest to one count of indecent exposure for exposing himself on a street corner in San José. The trial court granted a three-year term of probation to include one year in county jail as a condition...

People v. Davis
Date: February 26, 2015
Docket Number: A139111

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012 the voters adopted Proposition 36, the Three Strikes Reform Act, imposing life sentences for dangerous criminals whose most recent offense is classified as either a dangerous or a serious felony. A reduced senten...

Mies v. Sephora U.S.A.
Date: February 26, 2015
Docket Number: A139410

Justia Opinion Summary: Eva Mies sought class action certification in order to sue her former employer, Sephora U.S.A., Inc. (Sephora), on behalf of employees who, like her, worked as "Specialists" in Sephora’s California retail stores. Mies cl...

City of Berkeley v. 1080 Delaware, LLC
Date: February 26, 2015
Docket Number: A142162

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Berkeley issued a use permit for construction of a building with 51 residential rental units and ground floor commercial space. Permit condition 10 provides: “Before submission for building permit, the applicant...

Franco v. Arakelian Enters., Inc.
Date: February 26, 2015
Docket Number: B232583A

Justia Opinion Summary: Franco filed a purported class action as an employee of Athens Services, claiming Labor Code and wage-order violations. He also sued in a representative capacity under the Private Attorneys General Act (Lab. Code 2698) a...

Sanowicz v. Bacal
Date: February 26, 2015
Docket Number: B252962

Justia Opinion Summary: Sanowicz and Bacal are licensed real estate salespersons. Sanowicz alleges that he and Bacal agreed to share commissions earned by either of them on certain sales of real property, but that Bacal breached that agreement....

Jacks v. City of Santa Barbara
Date: February 26, 2015
Docket Number: B253474

Justia Opinion Summary: An individual and a hotel who incurred a one percent surcharge on their electricity bills, collected by Southern California Edison (SCE) and remitted to the City of Santa Barbara, filed a class action challenging its val...

Siegel v. Fife
Date: February 26, 2015
Docket Number: B253746

Justia Opinion Summary: The objector is a beneficiary of the 2005 Brown Revocable Trust, which provided that upon Brown’s death, the objector would receive a house for the care of Brown’s cats. Brown’s conservator, Siegel, filed a probate court...

Siegel v. Fife
Date: February 26, 2015
Docket Number: B253746M

Lydig Constr., Inc. v. Martinez Steel Corp.
Date: February 26, 2015
Docket Number: D066854

Justia Opinion Summary: Lydig Construction was the general contractor on a large public works project. Martinez Steel was the original steel supply subcontractor on the project. Lydig sued Martinez for additional costs Lydig incurred because Ma...

In re Roxanne B.
Date: February 25, 2015
Docket Number: B256416

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, 16-year-old Roxanne exhibited signs of emotional problems. Her parents failed to pursue counseling, after being advised to do so. Roxanne later told her teachers that she had suicidal thoughts because she was be...

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