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Fischer v Fischer  
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: A148482

Justia Opinion Summary: After having an affair, David petitioned to dissolve his 15-year marriage to Joannie. Joannie resisted and the parties attempted reconciliation, in connection with which the trial court would later conclude David gave “c...

Kettler v. Gould  
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: B282160

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's denial in part of cross-defendants' anti-SLAPP motion that sought to strike certain allegations in a cross-complaint filed by Joel D. Kettler, alleging defamation and other...

P. v. Chavez
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: D069533M
In re R.M.  
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: A150319

Justia Opinion Summary: R.M., a “mouthy 17-year-old high school student with an abysmal school attendance record,” refused to get out of bed. Her mother called the school’s diversion officer, who had worked with R.M. previously. Officers drove...

Lederer v. Schneider  
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: B276266

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeal reversed the trial court's entry of judgment for Gursey in an action alleging that plaintiffs had been damaged because they could not collect the additional money they would have been entitled to had...

Hedwall v. PCMV, LLC  
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: B282111

Justia Opinion Summary: Laine Hedwall filed a cross-complaint in the underlying action against CLP, Arcis, and PCMV, alleging claims for breach of contract, fraud, declaratory relief, and related causes of action. The trial court sustained CLP'...

Monsanto Co. v. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment  
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: F075362

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellants challenged the trial court's order and judgment dismissing appellants' petition for writ of mandate and complaint. At issue was whether Proposition 65's reliance on the International Agency for Research on Can...

People v. Investco Management & Development LLC  
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: A143307

Justia Opinion Summary: Investco and its promoters sold LLC memberships to the public. The Department of Business Oversight (DBO) believed those interests constituted “securities” but were sold without Department of Corporations qualification....

Upshaw v. Superior Court  
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: A152141

Justia Opinion Summary: Upshaw, charged Upshaw with special circumstance murder, was arrested and booked into custody at Santa Rita Jail, then the only Alameda County detention facility for female inmates. Upshaw and her co-defendant, Burks, ar...

County of Los Angeles v. Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission  
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: B278519

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeal affirmed the denial of the County's petition for writ of mandate, challenging the suppression of intercepted calls recorded by the sheriff's department in a prior criminal investigation against a sher...

P. v. Franklin
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: D071453M
People v. McDaniels  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: A149015

Justia Opinion Summary: McDaniels was charged with murder after 23-year-old Traylor was shot and killed during a street fight in West Oakland. McDaniels’s defense was that he was not the shooter. A jury convicted him of first-degree murder and...

All Green Electric, Inc. v. Security National Insurance Co.  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: B279456

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, Dr. Jacobs hired All Green to perform electrical work for Jacobs’s MRI and X-ray facility, including a room in which a mammography unit was to be installed. Hologic installed that unit but discovered it was not...

Shapira v. Lifetech Resources  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: B283445

Justia Opinion Summary: Shapira sued his former employer, Lifetech, for breach of an employment contract. The parties presented their evidence at a bench trial and rested. Before Shapira submitted his closing argument brief, he requested that...

California v. Sanders  
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: D072875

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Misha Sanders pleaded guilty to two counts of commercial burglary and two counts of identity theft. Sanders discovered a credit card on the ground; the card belonged to someone else. Sanders used the card to obt...

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