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People v. Powell  
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: S043520

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in its entirety the judgment of the trial court imposing a sentence of death after a jury convicted Defendant of first degree murder, holding that no reversible error occurred in the proceeding...

P. v. Spencer
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: S057242M
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP v. J-M Manufacturing Co.  
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: S232946

Justia Opinion Summary: In this dispute between a law firm and the party it previously represented, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeal insofar as it reversed the superior court’s judgment entered on an arbitration aw...

Troester v. Starbucks Corporation
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: S234969M
In re C.B.  
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Numbers: S237801, S237762

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the passage of Proposition 47, which reclassified various drug and property offenses from felonies to misdemeanors, did not entitle Appellants, juveniles who were declared wards of the court b...

Citizens for Fair REU Rates v. City of Redding  
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: S224779

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that voter approval was not required for a transfer from a utility’s enterprise fund to the city’s general fund. Cal. Const. art. XIIIC prohibits local governments from imposing or increasing any...

Kim v. Toyota Motor Corp.  
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: S232754

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether evidence of industry custom and practice may be introduced in a strict products liability action. William Jae Kim (Kim) and his wife brought this strict products liability suit against Toyota Motor...

People v. Gonzales  
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: S240044

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was what relationship, if any, must exist between a person’s convictions for forgery and identity theft for the identity theft conviction to result in denial of the relief an individual could otherwise receive u...

P. v. Mora & Rangel
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: S079925M
King v. CompPartners, Inc.  
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: S232197

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action alleging that a utilization reviewer caused Plaintiff additional injuries by denying his treating physician’s request to continue prescribing certain medication for his injuries without authorizing a weani...

City of Morgan Hill v. Bushey  
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: S243042

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the people of a county or city can challenge by referendum a zoning ordinance amendment that would bring the ordinance into compliance with a change to the county’s or city’s general plan, at...

Connor v. First Student, Inc.  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: S229428

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeal concluding that some overlap between the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), Cal. Civ. Code 1786 et seq. and the Consumer Credit Reporting...

P. v. Case
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: S057156M
P. v. Lopez
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: S099549M
Bianka M. v. Superior Court  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: S233757

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeal upholding the ruling of the superior court denying the requests of Bianka M., a minor, for an order placing her in her mother’s sole custody and for findings...

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