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Cornell v. City and County of San Francisco
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: A141016A
Dickinson v. Cosby  
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: B271470

Justia Opinion Summary: Janice Dickinson filed suit against William H. Cosby, Jr. and his attorney, Martin Singer, for defamation and related causes of action after Singer issued a letter demanding media outlets not to repeat Dickinson's allege...

People v. Roth  
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Numbers: B271932, B275527

Justia Opinion Summary: The trial court vacated defendant's misdemeanor sentence and reinstated his felony conviction and sentence. Then the trial court conducted a probation violation hearing, found that defendant had violated probation, and r...

Morris v. Superior Court  
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: E066330

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner Phyllis Morris’ office, the Public Defender for San Bernadino County, represented Ruth Zapata Lopez, a nonparty to this petition, in a case alleging she committed two misdemeanors by driving while under the in...

Association of Irritated Residents v. Kern County Board of Supervisors  
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: F073892

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeal reversed the County's certification of an environmental impact report (EIR) and approval of a project to modify an oil refinery in Bakersfield. The court held that the EIR's choice of 2007 as the meas...

Laboratory Specialists International v. Shimadzu Scientific etc.
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: G054056
Los Globos Corp. v. City of Los Angeles  
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: B275224

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's order sustaining the City's demurrer without leave to amend in an action alleging that city inspectors harmed Los Globos nightclub's business by reducing the number of patro...

City of Grass Valley v. Cohen  
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: C078981

Justia Opinion Summary: In a case arising out of the “Great Dissolution” of redevelopment agencies (RDAs) in California the City of Grass Valley (City) appealed a judgment denying in part its petition for writ of mandate. The City, which was a...

Klem v. Access Insurance Co.  
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: D070623

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert Klem sued Access Insurance Company and Access General Insurance Adjusters, LLC (collectively, "Access") after he was in a car accident and Access administered his claim. Klem alleged Access falsely notified the Ca...

The Kennedy Commission v. City of Huntington Beach
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: E065358M
Cornell v. City and County of San Francisco
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: A141016M
People v. Gollardo  
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: A146961

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant entered into a Santa Rosa Walgreens and presented a prescription for Phenergan Codeine cough syrup. Suspecting the prescription was fraudulent, the pharmacist contacted the police. Officers responded. Defendant...

California v. Young  
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: C077483

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Shawn Young was convicted by jury of sexually abusing his two daughters, A. and H., as well as their friend, M., who lived next door. The trial court sentenced defendant to serve an aggregate determinate prison...

Hefczyz v. Rady Children's Hosp.  
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: D071264

Justia Opinion Summary: Artur Hefczyc appealed an order denying his motion for class certification in his lawsuit against Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego (Rady). On behalf of a proposed class, Hefczyc sought declaratory relief to establish t...

People v. Brewer  
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: F070564

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeal held that Proposition 57, the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016, did not apply retroactively to defendant's case. Defendant was convicted of sexual penetration by force, assault with intent...

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