California Supreme Court Watch

Jan 24, 2018
#18-19 Facebook, Inc. v. Superior Court, S245203. (D027171; 15 Cal.App.5th 729; San Diego County Superior Court; SCD268262.)

#18-19 Facebook, Inc. v. Superior Court, S245203. (D027171; 15 Cal.App.5th 729; San Diego County Superior Court; SCD268262.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. In addition to the issues raised in the petition for review, the

Jan 24, 2018
#18-22 Melamed v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, S245420. (B263095; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC551415.)

#18-22 Melamed v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, S245420. (B263095; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC551415.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order granting a special motion to strike in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in

Jan 17, 2018
#18-02 Melendez v. San Francisco Baseball Associates LLC, S245607. (A149482; 16 Cal.App.5th 339; San Francisco County Superior Court; CGC13530672, CGC15549146.)

#18-02 Melendez v. San Francisco Baseball Associates LLC, S245607. (A149482; 16 Cal.App.5th 339; San Francisco County Superior Court; CGC13530672, CGC15549146.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order denying a motion to compel arbitration in a civil action. The court limited review

Jan 17, 2018
#18-01 Christensen v. Lightbourne, S245395. (A144254; 15 Cal.App.5th 1239; San Francisco County Superior Court; CPF12512070.)

#18-01 Christensen v. Lightbourne, S245395. (A144254; 15 Cal.App.5th 1239; San Francisco County Superior Court; CPF12512070.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. This case presents the following issues: (1) Should court-ordered child support

Dec 04, 2017
#17-332 Stoetzl v. State of California, S244751. (A142832; 14 Cal.App.5th 1256; San Francisco County Superior Court; CJC11004661.)

#17-332 Stoetzl v. State of California, S244751. (A142832; 14 Cal.App.5th 1256; San Francisco County Superior Court; CJC11004661.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment in a civil action. This case includes the following issue: Does

Dec 04, 2017
#17-331 OTO, L.L.C. v. Kho, S244630. (A147564; 14 Cal.App.5th 691; Alameda County Superior Court; RG15781961.)

#17-331 OTO, L.L.C. v. Kho, S244630. (A147564; 14 Cal.App.5th 691; Alameda County Superior Court; RG15781961.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order denying a petition to compel arbitration in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Was the

Dec 04, 2017
#17-330 Montrose Chemical Corp. v. Superior Court, S244737. (B272387; 14 Cal.App.5th 1306; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC005158.)

#17-330 Montrose Chemical Corp. v. Superior Court, S244737. (B272387; 14 Cal.App.5th 1306; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC005158.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted in part and denied in part a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following

Nov 27, 2017
#17-316 FilmOn.com v. Doubleverify, Inc., S244157. (B264074; 13 Cal.App.5th 707; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC561987.)

#17-316 FilmOn.com v. Doubleverify, Inc., S244157. (B264074; 13 Cal.App.5th 707; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC561987.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order granting a special motion to strike in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: In determining

Nov 07, 2017
#17-312 Esquith v. Los Angeles Unified School Dist., S244026. (B276432; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC591067.)

#17-312 Esquith v. Los Angeles Unified School Dist., S244026. (B276432; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC591067.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order denying a special motion to strike in a civil action.  The court ordered briefing in Esquith

Nov 07, 2017
#17-311 Bonni v. St. Joseph Health System, S244148. (G052367; 13 Cal.App.5th 851; Orange County Superior Court; 30-2014-00758655.)

#17-311 Bonni v. St. Joseph Health System, S244148. (G052367; 13 Cal.App.5th 851; Orange County Superior Court; 30-2014-00758655.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order granting a special motion to strike in a civil action.  The court ordered briefing in Bonni deferred

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