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AHMC Healthcare, Inc. v. Superior Court
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: B285655
Daugherty v. City & County of San Francisco  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: A145863

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (Gov. Code 3300), no punitive action may be taken against a public safety officer for any alleged act unless the investigation is completed within one year o...

Estate of Post  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: A151975

Justia Opinion Summary: Decedent and objector were married for 32 years. Petitioners are decedent’s sons from a prior relationship. In 1993, decedent and objector secured a joint term life insurance policy, naming objector as the primary benefi...

In re Poole  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: A152341

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was 19 years old when, driving on the freeway, he shot an assault rifle out of the window, killing the driver of another car. Petitioner had been a narcotics dealer for several years. Petitioner was convicted...

Moofly Productions v. Favila  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: B282084

Justia Opinion Summary: The case was filed in 2013. In November 2016, the court granted defendants terminating sanctions on Moofly’s claims, finding that Moofly had abused the discovery process and displayed “utter disregard for the court.” Moo...

K.C. v. Superior Court  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: B287356

Justia Opinion Summary: A wardship petition (Welfare and Institutions Code section 602) alleged four counts of attempted murder and firearm, gang, and great bodily injury enhancements against K.C. The prosecution moved to transfer K.C. to a cou...

Mateel Environmental etc. v. Office of Environmental Health etc.
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: A148711M
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. v. Winograd  
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: B276898

Justia Opinion Summary: The Metropolitan Water District challenged the decision of a hearing officer on a union grievance concerning the District’s use of a “comparative analysis” procedure in job postings. The trial court set aside the hearing...

Meeks v. AutoZone, Inc.  
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: E061775

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff-appellant Natasha Meeks contended that she suffered sexual harassment on the job. She brought suit against her employer, defendant-appellant AutoZone, Inc. (AutoZone), and the alleged harasser, defendant-appell...

People v. Warren  
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: F073159

Justia Opinion Summary: Warren pleaded no contest to offenses arising from an incident in which he brandished a gun. He received a seven-year sentence that included four one-year enhancements under Penal Code 667.5,(b), each based on a prior fe...

Wassmann v. South Orange County Community College Dist.  
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: G053411

Justia Opinion Summary: The South Orange County Community College District (the District) dismissed Carol Wassmann from employment as a tenured librarian at Irvine Valley College (IVC) in April 2011. Several years later, Wassmann obtained a rig...

In re Williams  
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: B286241

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeal granted habeas relief and ordered the release of petitioner on parole. After petitioner was found suitable for parole under the youth offender provisions of Penal Code sections 3051 and 4801, he was n...

Reid v. City of San Diego
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: D072493M
California v. Cortez  
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: E064915

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant-appellant, Anthony Esparza Cortez, Jr., a convicted felon, and his friend, Michael Saavedra, conspired to commit murder against Rene Perez, and his son-in-law, Alvino Barrera. While defendant drove, Saavedra fi...

Hipsher v. Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Ass'n  
Date: June 19, 2018
Docket Number: B276486

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff challenged LACERA's forfeiture of his vested retirement benefits based on the determination by the County that plaintiff's gambling conduct was committed in the scope of his official duties pursuant to the Publ...

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