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T.L. v. City Ambulance of Eureka, Inc.  
Date: September 29, 2022
Docket Number: A162508

Justia Opinion Summary: While T.L. was being transported by ambulance from a crisis stabilization unit to an inpatient psychiatric facility, she suddenly unbuckled the belts strapping her to the semi-reclined gurney and stepped out of the back…

Honchariw v. FJM Private Mortgage Fund, LLC  
Date: September 29, 2022
Docket Number: A163756

Justia Opinion Summary: Borrower took out a $5.6 million dollar bridge loan, with 8.5% interest per annum, secured by a deed of trust on real property. They defaulted on a monthly payment of $39,667, triggering late fee provisions: a one-time…

California v. Boukes  
Date: September 29, 2022
Docket Number: E077058

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found defendant Noy Estul Boukes guilty of the first degree murder of victim 1, threatening victim 2, and falsely imprisoning victim 2. The jury also found true allegations that defendant intentionally murdered…

Bates v. Poway Unified School Dist.  
Date: September 29, 2022
Docket Number: G061222

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Poway Unified School District (the District) constructed a new elementary school. The $82 million project was funded primarily by special tax bonds paid for by homeowners in local communities. Approximately four…

Cal. Water Curtailment Cases
Date: September 29, 2022
Docket Number: H047270M
Daniel C. v. White Memorial Medical Center  
Date: September 28, 2022
Docket Number: B308253A

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant is a severely disabled child whose congenital abnormalities went undetected during his mother’s pregnancy until after viability. Appellant sued various medical providers for wrongful life, settling with one in…

P. v. Lastra  
Date: September 28, 2022
Docket Number: B309895

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondents are a group of college students, all of which face criminal charges for marching though San Luis Obispo in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. Respondents sought recusal of the San Luis Obisbo District…

Miller v. Roseville Lodge No. 1293  
Date: September 28, 2022
Docket Number: C090751

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-respondent Roseville Lodge No. 1293, Loyal Order of Moose, Inc. (the Lodge) hired Charlie Gelatini to move an automated teller machine (ATM) on its premises. Plaintiff and appellant Ricky Lee Miller, Jr.,…

Starr v. Mayhew  
Date: September 28, 2022
Docket Number: G060277

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Jeffrey Mayhew and Plaintiffs David Starr and Thomas Hunt formed a limited liability company to operate a shopping center. They agreed Mayhew would manage the company and Starr and Hunt would provide startup…

Espinoza v. Super. Ct.  
Date: September 27, 2022
Docket Number: B314914

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed claims for discrimination and retaliation against her former employer, defendant and real party in interest Centinela Skilled Nursing & Wellness Centre West, LLC. The trial court granted Defendant’s…

Rodriguez v. Parivar, Inc.  
Date: September 26, 2022
Docket Number: A158939

Justia Opinion Summary: Rodriguez sued Parivar under California’s labor laws, alleging that Parivar misclassified her as an exempt employee, while she “spent the majority of her time performing the exact same duties as non-exempt employees” at…

Environmental Health Advocates, Inc. v. Sream, Inc.  
Date: September 26, 2022
Docket Number: A163346

Justia Opinion Summary: Sream manufactures water pipes (bongs). According to Sream, its packaging and labels have long included the statement that such products “should be sold, marketed or used for legal, non-prohibited use only.” Since July…

P. v. Lopez  
Date: September 26, 2022
Docket Number: B315320

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant appealed the denial of his motion to withdraw his plea and vacate his conviction pursuant to Penal Code section 1473.7, subdivision (a). The Legislature has declared that section 1473.7, as amended by Assembly…

Tarrar Enterprises, Inc. v. Associated Indemnity Corp.  
Date: September 22, 2022
Docket Number: A162795

Justia Opinion Summary: Tarrar operated “a utility consultant business” in Contra Costa County. Associated issued Tarrar a comprehensive commercial liability and property insurance policy to “pay for direct physical loss of or damage to Covered…

Estate of Douglas  
Date: September 22, 2022
Docket Number: C093301

Justia Opinion Summary: Respondent Neumiller & Beardslee filed a renewal request for a 2008 judgment and identified Estate Administrator Audrey Douglas as the judgment debtor without stating she was named in her role as the administrator of an…

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