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Loanvest I, LLC v. Utrecht
Date: March 26, 2015
Docket Number: A141564

Keys v. Alta Bates Summit Med. Ctr.
Date: March 25, 2015
Docket Number: A140038

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008 Knox, the mother of Keys and the sister of Smith underwent surgery on her thyroid. When Knox was transferred from a post-anesthesia care unit to a medical-surgical unit, a nurse noticed Knox’s breathing was “noi...

Watts v. Oak Shores Cmty. Ass'n
Date: March 24, 2015
Docket Number: B240337

Justia Opinion Summary: Oak Shores is a 660-unit single-family residential common interest development, governed by the Oak Shores Community Association (Association). Only 125 to 150, of the homes are occupied by full-time residents. Approxima...

Dickson v. Burke Williams, Inc.
Date: March 24, 2015
Docket Number: B253154M

McCready v. Whorf
Date: March 24, 2015
Docket Number: B253164

Justia Opinion Summary: McCready's husband sold his business, Billy Bags, to Whorf before he died. Whorf failed to make payments. McCready sued and obtained a judgment of $134,927.36 that provided, "McCready is awarded an equitable lien on the...

Yee v. American National Insurance Co.
Date: March 24, 2015
Docket Number: C075248

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was section 1571, subdivision (a) of the Unclaimed Property Law (UPL): "The [State] Controller may at reasonable times and upon reasonable notice examine the records of any [entity] if the Control...

Boyce v. T.D. Serv. Co.
Date: March 23, 2015
Docket Number: B255958

Justia Opinion Summary: The Boyces signed a $1.155 million promissory note payable to Pacific Mortgage, secured by a deed of trust on their Santa Barbara house. Pacific Mortgage endorsed the note to Option One, which endorsed the note in blank...

People v. Velasco-Palacios
Date: March 23, 2015
Docket Number: F068833

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a child after his girlfriend’s daughter reported molestation. The prosecutor told the defender (Hinman) that the People would accept a settlement offer for a pr...

Lewis v. Safeway
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: A140943

Justia Opinion Summary: Subject to exceptions, the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971 (Civ. Code, 1747) generally prohibits a retailer from requesting and recording a customer’s “personal identification information” when the customer is purch...

California v. Scott
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: E060028

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant Javante Scott appealed the sentence he received at a resentencing hearing, when the trial court imposed the same 120-years-to-life term as at his original sentencing. Defendant was tried as an adult a...

Hyundai Motor America v. Super. Ct.
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: G051279

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Hyundai Motor Company petitioned the Court of Appeal for a writ of mandate to stay a scheduled judgment debtor examination of its president and chief executive officer over a dispute regarding an attempt by re...

Ruelas v. Superior Court.\
Date: March 20, 2015
Docket Number: H039848A

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1994, at age 14, Ruelas admitted committing felony assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor annoying or molesting a child. Three years later, while Ruelas was still a minor, the juvenile court found true allegatio...

Trilogy at Glen Ivy v. Shea Homes
Date: March 19, 2015
Docket Number: D066483

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Trilogy at Glenn Ivy Maintenance Association and various homeowners filed suit against defendant Shea Homes, Inc., and others alleging, inter alia, that Shea improperly diverted revenues from a contract that s...

Amis v. Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Date: March 18, 2015
Docket Number: B248447

Justia Opinion Summary: Amis alleged that his former attorneys committed malpractice by “caus[ing]” him to execute a settlement agreement that converted his company’s corporate obligations into Amis’s personal obligations without advising Amis...

City of Glendale v. Marcus Cable Assocs.
Date: March 18, 2015
Docket Number: B249094

Justia Opinion Summary: Charter was Glendale’s cable service provider. Glendale sought a temporary restraining order preventing Charter from realigning its public, educational, and government channel numbers. Charter made several cross-claims....

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