California Supreme Court Watch

May 22, 2017
#17-164 Samara v. Matar, S240918. (B265752; 8 Cal.App.5th 796; Los Angeles County Superior Court; EC056720.)

#17-164 Samara v. Matar, S240918. (B265752; 8 Cal.App.5th 796; Los Angeles County Superior Court; EC056720.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case includes the following issue: When a trial court grants a summary judgment motion on two alternative grounds, and the Court of Appeal affirms the judgment on only one ground and expressly declines to address the second, does the affirmed judgment have preclusive effect as to the second ground?

Review granted: 5/17/2017 | Oral argument: 05/01/2018 | Decided: 06/25/2018

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