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Cal. Dep;t of Transp. v . Hansen's Truck Stop, Inc.
Date: April 24, 2015
Docket Number: A133252

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, the California Department of Transportation sought to condemn part of the Hansen parcel for a highway interchange. The Hansens operated a truck stop and sought additional compensation for impairment of highway a...

In re Keith C.
Date: April 24, 2015
Docket Number: A141529

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, the Alameda County District Attorney filed a wardship petition (Welf. & Inst. Code, 602) alleging Keith, then age 15, took and drove a van owned by Thomas (Veh. Code, 10851(a)) and received, withheld, or conceal...

Sefton v. Sefton
Date: April 24, 2015
Docket Number: D065898

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Thomas W. Sefton, Jr. (Thomas Jr.) appealed a judgment awarding him $565,350, plus interest, from the estate of his grandfather, Joseph W. Sefton, Jr. (Grandfather). Grandfather died in 1966. In Grandfather's w...

In re Willover
Date: April 24, 2015
Docket Number: H040757M

Friends of Oceano Dunes v. San Luis Obispo County Air
Date: April 23, 2015
Docket Number: B248814M

Pouzbaris v. Prime Healthcare Services
Date: April 23, 2015
Docket Number: G048891

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Asama Pouzbaris appealed the grant of summary judgment entered in favor of defendant Prime Healthcare Services-Anaheim LLP d/b/a West Anaheim Medical Center. Plaintiff alleged that while she was a patient at de...

Estate of Britel
Date: April 23, 2015
Docket Number: G049161

Justia Opinion Summary: Amine Britel died intestate in 2011. Appellant Jackie Stennett, the mother of A.S., a child born out of wedlock, petitioned to administer Amine’s estate and for A.S. to be declared Amine’s heir. The court denied Jackie’s...

Agam v. Gavra
Date: April 23, 2015
Docket Number: H038537

Justia Opinion Summary: Shortly before the collapse of the housing market, the Gavras, Agam, and Cohen formed a partnership to purchase, subdivide, and build two or three houses for resale in Los Altos Hills. They purchased and subdivided the p...

Kennedy v. Kennedy
Date: April 22, 2015
Docket Number: B257446M

Flethez v. San Bernardino Co. Employees Retirement Assn.
Date: April 22, 2015
Docket Number: D066959

Justia Opinion Summary: Following his last day of work as an employee of San Bernardino County, Frank Flethez underwent surgery for a work-related spinal injury he suffered in 1998. In 2008, he filed an application with the San Bernardino Count...

Anderson v. Geist
Date: April 22, 2015
Docket Number: E058139

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-respondent Connie Anderson alleged that deputies from the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department, Steve Geist and Daniel Shelton, unlawfully entered her residence on two occasions, attempting to arrest her daughte...

County of Los Angeles v. Fin. Cas. & Sur., Inc.
Date: April 21, 2015
Docket Number: B251223

Justia Opinion Summary: Santana was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. After FC posted a $50,000 bail bond, Santana did not appear for arraignment. The court clerk mailed notice of forfeiture, stating that the obligation to pay the bond...

People v. Brothers
Date: April 21, 2015
Docket Number: B255043

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005 Brothers was living with several young children, including her granddaughter, Mimi, and John and Antwan. John and Antwan’s mother lived in the converted garage with her boyfriend, Gates. Brothers heard that Gates...

California v. Shamblin
Date: April 21, 2015
Docket Number: E059714

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted defendant-appellant Shelby Shamblin of first degree murder, for which he was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison. On appeal, defendant argued: (1) that there was insufficient evidence to suppor...

People v. Lloyd
Date: April 21, 2015
Docket Number: G049197

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted defendant of assault with a deadly weapon (Pen. Code 245(a)(1)), and found he inflicted great bodily injury (section 12022.7(a)) during the assault. Defendant admitted the five state prison priors more t...

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