California Supreme Court Watch

Catch up on the latest happenings in the California Supreme Court.

May 18, 2022
#22-134 Golden State Water Co. v. Public Utilities Commission, S269099.

#22-134 Golden State Water Co. v. Public Utilities Commission, S269099. Original proceeding. The court issued a writ of review regarding notice and due process requirements in proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission. (See also California-American Water Co. v. Public Utilities Commission, S271493.) Alternative writ issued:

May 18, 2022
#22-132 California-American Water Co. v. Public Utilities Commission, S271493.

#22-132 California-American Water Co. v. Public Utilities Commission, S271493. Original proceeding. The court issued a writ of review regarding notice and due process requirements in proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission. (See also Golden State Water Co. v. Public Utilities Commission, S269099.) Alternative writ issued:

May 11, 2022
#22-131 Melendez v. Westlake Services, S273414.

#22-131 Melendez v. Westlake Services, S273414. (B306976; 74 Cal.App.5th 586; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC722737.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order awarding attorney fees, costs, expenses, and prejudgment interest in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending

May 11, 2022
#22-130 Balistreri v. Balistreri, S273909.

#22-130 Balistreri v. Balistreri, S273909. (A162222; 75 Cal.App.5th 511; San Francisco County Superior Court; PTR20303610.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order in a probate proceeding. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Haggerty v. Thornton, S271483 (#21-562), which presents

Apr 27, 2022
#22-117 Winick v. Noble LA Events, S273374.

#22-117 Winick v. Noble LA Events, S273374. (B305697; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC569126.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in TriCoast Builders, Inc. v. Fonnegra, S273368

Apr 27, 2022
#22-116 In re Luke S., S273262.

#22-116 In re Luke S., S273262. (B311414; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; 20CCJP00148; 20CCJP00148A.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal dismissed appeal as moot in a juvenile dependency proceeding. Further action in this matter is deferred pending consideration and disposition of

Apr 27, 2022
#22-115 In re Casey E., S273342.

#22-115 In re Casey E., S273342. (B309348; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; 20CCJP04939.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal dismissed appeal as moot in a juvenile dependency proceeding. Further action in this matter is deferred pending consideration and disposition of a

Apr 27, 2022
#22-108 TriCoast Builders, Inc. v. Fonnegra, S273368.

#22-108 TriCoast Builders, Inc. v. Fonnegra, S273368. (B303300; 74 Cal.App.5th 239; Los Angeles County Superior Court; PC056615.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) When a trial court denies a

Apr 27, 2022
#22-107 Raines v. U.S. Healthworks Medical Group, S273630.

#22-107 Raines v. U.S. Healthworks Medical Group, S273630. (9th Cir. No. 21-55229; 28 F.4th 968; Southern District of California; No. 3:19-cv-01539-DMS-DEB.) Request under California Rules of Court, rule 8.548, that this court decide a question of California law presented in a matter pending in the

Apr 20, 2022
#22-104 Kia America v. Superior Court (Spellman), S273170.

22-104 Kia America v. Superior Court (Spellman), S273170. (D079858; summary denial of petition for writ of mandate; San Diego Superior Court; Spellman v. Kia America, Inc.; 37-2021-00010801-CU-BC-CTL). Petition for review after the Court of Appeal denied a petition for writ of mandate. The Court ordered

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