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P. v. Rices
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: S175851
Jackson v. Superior Court
Date: December 11, 2017
Docket Number: S235549
People v. Henriquez  
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: S089311

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of two counts of first degree murder and one count of second degree murder and sentencing him to death. The court held (1) Defendant was not...

City of San Buenaventura v. United Water Conservation District  
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: S226036

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part the decision of the court of appeal in this case concerning the application of constitutional limitations to a statutorily authorized ground water char...

In re Martinez  
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: S226596

Justia Opinion Summary: On a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, as on direct appeal, error under People v. Chiu, 325 P.3D 972 (Cal. 2014), requires reversal unless the reviewing court concludes beyond a reasonable doubt that the jury actuall...

People v. Page  
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: S230793

Justia Opinion Summary: A person convicted before Proposition 47’s (the “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act”) passage for vehicle theft under Cal. Veh. Code 10851 may be resentenced under Cal. Penal Code 1170.18 if the person can show the vehic...

F.P. v. Monier  
Date: November 27, 2017
Docket Number: S216566

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeal ruling that a court’s error in failing to issue a statement of decision as required by Cal. Code Civ. Proc. 632 is not reversible per se but is subject to ha...

Gerawan Farming, Inc. v. Agricultural Labor Relations Board  
Date: November 27, 2017
Docket Number: S227243

Justia Opinion Summary: The Agricultural Labor Relations Act’s (ARLA) “mandatory mediation and conciliation” (MMC) statute neither violates equal protection nor unconstitutionally delegates legislative power. Further, employers may not refuse t...

Tri-Fanucchi Farms v. Agricultural Labor Relations Board  
Date: November 27, 2017
Docket Number: S227270

Justia Opinion Summary: For the reasons set forth in a companion case issued today, Gerawan Farming, Inc. v. Agricultural Labor Relations Board, the Supreme Court held that the court of appeal correctly rejected Employer’s defense that Union ha...

People v. Wall  
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: S044693

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of two counts of first-degree murder and other crimes and sentencing him to death but remanded the case to the trial court for reconsiderati...

Vasilenko v. Grace Family Church  
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: S235412

Justia Opinion Summary: A landowner does not have a duty to assist invitees in crossing a public street when the landowner does no more than site and maintain a parking lot that requires invitees to cross the street to access the landowner’s pr...

California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: S234148M
Rubenstein v. Doe No. 1
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: S234269M
Briggs v. Brown
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: S238309M
People v. Daniels  
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: S095868

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of death imposed by the trial court in connection with Defendant’s conviction of first degree murder, holding that Defendant’s waiver of his right to a jury trial on penalty was in...

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