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Uecker v. Zentil
Date: February 5, 2016
Docket Number: A143068

Justia Opinion Summary: The Company was organized as a limited liability company in 2007; its sole managing member was another LLC, whose sole members were the Ngs, who controlled and managed the Company. Defendant was one of the Company’s lawy...

White v. City of Stockton
Date: February 5, 2016
Docket Number: C073482

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Ralph White sought to remove Ann Johnston as mayor of the City of Stockton and to enjoin placing her name on the municipal election ballot of June 2012 for reelection as mayor. White contended Johnston was inel...

Stuard v. Stuard
Date: February 5, 2016
Docket Number: C076007

Justia Opinion Summary: Matthew Stuard raised equal protection and substantive due process challenges to an order allowing visitation of his daughter, Riley, by paternal grandparents Jeffrey Stuard (Jeff) and Cynthia Stuard (Cindy). The trial c...

California v. Ramirez
Date: February 5, 2016
Docket Number: G052144

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury convicted defendants Jerry Ramirez and Catherine Rodriguez Villarreal of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. The jury found them both not guilty of active participation in the Surenos, an alleged cr...

People v. Salvador
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: A142488

Justia Opinion Summary: On December 13, 2008, Jane stepped out of her car and encountered Salvador and three other men, who robbed and raped her. Salvador was convicted of 15 felonies with 98 enhancements, and sentenced to 425 years and four mo...

P. v. Superior Ct. (Rangel)
Date: February 4, 2016
Docket Number: E061292N

Haering v. Topa Ins.
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: B260235

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit asserting causes of action against Topa for breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and declaratory relief. At issue on appeal is whether an excess liability insura...

Perry v. Bakewell Hawthorne, LLC
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: B264027

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a personal injury action against defendant based on negligence and premises liability. Defendant filed suit after he was injured when he fell on an exterior stairway on property owned by defendant and occ...

California v. Valenzuela
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: D066907

Justia Opinion Summary: Laura Valenzuela was convicted of carjacking, reckless evasion of a peace officer, and possession of methamphetamine. Valenzuela waived a jury trial on two alleged prison priors. The trial court found one alleged prison...

People v. Nichols
Date: February 3, 2016
Docket Number: H041979

Justia Opinion Summary: In August 2012 Nichols pleaded no contest to the felony offense of buying or receiving a stolen motor vehicle with a prior conviction for vehicle theft (Pen. Code, 496d, 666.5), and admitted the allegation that he had on...

P. v. Superior Court (Rangel)
Date: February 2, 2016
Docket Number: E061292M

Unilab Corp. v. Angeles-IPA
Date: February 1, 2016
Docket Number: B255136

Justia Opinion Summary: Quest filed suit seeking payment from Angeles for out-of-network laboratory testing services ordered by in-network physicians for Angeles patients. The trial court granted summary adjudication for Angeles for all but two...

Monschke v. Timber Ridge Assisted Living, LLC
Date: January 29, 2016
Docket Number: A144289

Justia Opinion Summary: Monschke, acting as personal representative for the estate of her mother, the decedent, filed suit for wrongful death and elder abuse against Timber Ridge Assisted Living, which petitioned to compel arbitration on the gr...

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton v. J-M Manufacturing Co.
Date: January 29, 2016
Docket Number: B256314

Justia Opinion Summary: Sheppard Mullin, J-M's former attorneys, sought recovery of attorney fees relating to litigation in which Sheppard Mullin represented J-M. Sheppard Mullin was disqualified from that litigation because, without obtaining...

Cnty. of Santa Clara v. Escobar
Date: January 29, 2016
Docket Number: H038121

Justia Opinion Summary: Tinoco, employed by Express, injured Escobar by negligently operating a vehicle. Escobar received treatment at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, owned and operated by the county, at a cost of $1,249,545.38. Escobar sued...

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