California Supreme Court Watch

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

Nov 07, 2017
#17-309 Ramirez v. City of Gardena, S244549. (B279873; 14 Cal.App.5th 811; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC609508.)

#17-309 Ramirez v. City of Gardena, S244549. (B279873; 14 Cal.App.5th 811; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC609508.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. The court limited review to the following issue: Is the immunity provided by

Oct 30, 2017
#17-303 Arnaudo Brothers, L.P. v. Agricultural Labor Relations Bd., S244322. (F072420; 14 Cal.App.5th 22.)

#17-303 Arnaudo Brothers, L.P. v. Agricultural Labor Relations Bd., S244322. (F072420; 14 Cal.App.5th 22.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part a decision of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in

Oct 16, 2017
#17-295 Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs v. Superior Court, S243855. (B280676; 13 Cal.App.5th 413; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BS166063.)

#17-295 Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs v. Superior Court, S243855. (B280676; 13 Cal.App.5th 413; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BS166063.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted in part and denied in part a petition for writ of peremptory mandate. The court

Oct 02, 2017
#17-286 Black Sky Capital, LLC v. Cobb, S243294. (E064482; 12 Cal.App.5th 887; San Bernardino County Superior Court; CIVDS1416584.)

#17-286 Black Sky Capital, LLC v. Cobb, S243294. (E064482; 12 Cal.App.5th 887; San Bernardino County Superior Court; CIVDS1416584.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Does Code of Civil Procedure section

Sep 25, 2017
#17-278 Frlekin v. Apple, Inc., S243805. (9th Cir. No. 15-17382; ___ F.3d ___, 2017 WL 3723235; Northern District of California; Nos. C 13-03451 WHA, No. C 13-03775 WHA, C 13-04727 WHA.)

#17-278 Frlekin v. Apple, Inc., S243805. (9th Cir. No. 15-17382; ___ F.3d ___, 2017 WL 3723235; Northern District of California; Nos. C 13-03451 WHA, No. C 13-03775 WHA, C 13-04727 WHA.) Request under California Rules of Court rule 8.548, that this court decide a question

Sep 18, 2017
#17-274 Hart v. Darwish, S243062. (B270513; 12 Cal.App.5th 218; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC521721.)

#17-274 Hart v. Darwish, S243062. (B270513; 12 Cal.App.5th 218; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC521721.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending finality of Parrish v. Latham & Watkins (2017) 3

Sep 18, 2017
#17-270 Plantier v. Ramona Municipal Water Dist., S243360. (D069798; 12 Cal.App.5th 856; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2014-00083195-CU-BT-CTL.)

#17-270 Plantier v. Ramona Municipal Water Dist., S243360. (D069798; 12 Cal.App.5th 856; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2014-00083195-CU-BT-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Were ratepayers seeking to challenge the

Sep 18, 2017
#17-269 City and County of San Francisco v. Regents of the University of California, S242835. (A144500; 11 Cal.App.5th 1107; San Francisco County Superior Court; CPF14513434.)

#17-269 City and County of San Francisco v. Regents of the University of California, S242835. (A144500; 11 Cal.App.5th 1107; San Francisco County Superior Court; CPF14513434.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. This

Sep 07, 2017
#17-266 City of Oroville v. Superior Court, S243247. (C077181; nonpublished opinion; Butte County Superior Court; 152036.)

#17-266 City of Oroville v. Superior Court, S243247. (C077181; nonpublished opinion; Butte County Superior Court; 152036.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal denied a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following issue: Is a city liable for inverse condemnation

Aug 31, 2017
#17-262 Heimlich v. Shivji, S243029. (H042641; 12 Cal.App.5th 152; Santa Clara County Superior Court; CV231939.)

#17-262 Heimlich v. Shivji, S243029. (H042641; 12 Cal.App.5th 152; Santa Clara County Superior Court; CV231939.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order denying a motion for costs. This case presents the following issue: When a party to an arbitration proceeding makes

Aug 30, 2017
#17-261 City of Morgan Hill v. Bushey, S243042. (H043426; 12 Cal.App.5th 34; Santa Clara County Superior Court; CV292595.)

#17-261 City of Morgan Hill v. Bushey, S243042. (H043426; 12 Cal.App.5th 34; Santa Clara County Superior Court; CV292595.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. This case presents the following issue: Can the

Aug 24, 2017
#17-259 San Diegans for Open Government v. San Diego State University Research Foundation, S242529. (D069189; 13 Cal.App.5th 76; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2015-00011951-CU-MC-CTL.)

#17-259 San Diegans for Open Government v. San Diego State University Research Foundation, S242529. (D069189; 13 Cal.App.5th 76; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2015-00011951-CU-MC-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order granting a special motion to strike in a civil action.

Aug 18, 2017
#17-248 Quigley v. Garden Valley Fire Protection Dist., S242250. (C079270; 10 Cal.App.5th 1135; Plumas County Superior Court; CV1000225.)

#17-248 Quigley v. Garden Valley Fire Protection Dist., S242250. (C079270; 10 Cal.App.5th 1135; Plumas County Superior Court; CV1000225.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Did defendants forfeit the immunity

Aug 01, 2017
#17-232 Boling v. Public Employment Relations Bd., S242034. (D069626, D069630; 10 Cal.App.5th 853; San Diego County Superior Court; 2464-M, LA-CE-746-M, LACE-752-M, LA-CE-755-M, LA-CE-758-M.)

#17-232 Boling v. Public Employment Relations Bd., S242034. (D069626, D069630; 10 Cal.App.5th 853; San Diego County Superior Court; 2464-M, LA-CE-746-M, LACE-752-M, LA-CE-755-M, LA-CE-758-M.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal annulled a decision of the Public Employment Relations Board. This case includes the following

Jul 26, 2017
#17-226 In re A.N., S242494. (B275914; 11 Cal.App.5th 403; Ventura County Superior Court; 2015040294.)

#17-226 In re A.N., S242494. (B275914; 11 Cal.App.5th 403; Ventura County Superior Court; 2015040294.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order in a juvenile truancy wardship proceeding. This case presents the following issues: (1) Is the utilization of a school attendance

Jul 19, 2017
#17-209 Voris v. Lampert, S241812. (B265747; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC408562.)

#17-209 Voris v. Lampert, S241812. (B265747; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC408562.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Is conversion of earned

Jul 19, 2017
#17-207 Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, S241655. (G048039; 9 Cal.App.5th 1204; Orange County Superior Court; 30-2008-00096591.)

#17-207 Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, S241655. (G048039; 9 Cal.App.5th 1204; Orange County Superior Court; 30-2008-00096591.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case includes the following issues: (1) Did Senate Bill 327 constitute

Jul 07, 2017
#17-202 Jarman v. HCR Manor Care, Inc., S241431. (G051086; 9 Cal.App.5th 807; Riverside County Superior Court; RIC10007764.)

#17-202 Jarman v. HCR Manor Care, Inc., S241431. (G051086; 9 Cal.App.5th 807; Riverside County Superior Court; RIC10007764.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1)

Jul 05, 2017
#17-200 Scholes v. Lambirth Trucking Co., S241825. (C070770; 10 Cal.App.5th 590; Colusa County Superior Court; CV23759.)

#17-200 Scholes v. Lambirth Trucking Co., S241825. (C070770; 10 Cal.App.5th 590; Colusa County Superior Court; CV23759.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Are the double damages provisions of Civil Code

Jun 19, 2017
#17-181 McClain v. Sav-On-Drugs, S241471. (B265011; p Cal.App.5th 684, mod. 10 Cal.App.5th 749d; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC325272, BC327216.)

#17-181 McClain v. Sav-On-Drugs, S241471. (B265011; p Cal.App.5th 684, mod. 10 Cal.App.5th 749d; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC325272, BC327216.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case includes the following issue: Can a purchaser of

Jun 19, 2017
#17-180 K.J. v. Los Angeles Unified School Dist., S241057. (B269864; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC505356.)

#17-180 K.J. v. Los Angeles Unified School Dist., S241057. (B269864; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC505356.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from an order in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Does the Court

Jun 19, 2017
#17-179 Dr. Leevil, LLC v. Westake Healthcare Center, S241324. (B266931; 9 Cal.App.5th 450; Ventura County Superior Court; 56-2015-00465793-CU-UD-VTA.

#17-179 Dr. Leevil, LLC v. Westake Healthcare Center, S241324. (B266931; 9 Cal.App.5th 450; Ventura County Superior Court; 56-2015-00465793-CU-UD-VTA.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. The court limited review to the following issue: Does Code of Civil

Jun 19, 2017
#17-178 De La Torre v. CashCall, S241434. (9th Cir. No. 14-17571; 854 F.3d 1082; Northern District of California; No. 3:08-cv-03174-MEJ.

#17-178 De La Torre v. CashCall, S241434. (9th Cir. No. 14-17571; 854 F.3d 1082; Northern District of California; No. 3:08-cv-03174-MEJ.) 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 United

May 30, 2017
#17-176 Segovia v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., S241233. (B266570; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC489851

#17-176 Segovia v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., S241233. (B266570; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC489851.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware, Inc.,

May 22, 2017
#17-166 Atascadero Glass, Inc. v. David A. Bush, Inc., S240818. (F071426; nonpublished opinion; Tulare County Superior Court; VCU254015.)

#17-166 Atascadero Glass, Inc. v. David A. Bush, Inc., S240818. (F071426; nonpublished opinion; Tulare County Superior Court; VCU254015.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending

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

May 22, 2017
#17-163 Flo & Eddie, Inc. v. Pandora Media, Inc., S240649. (9th Cir. No. 15-55287; 851 F.3d 950; Central District of California; No. 2:14-cv-07648-PSG-RZ.)

#17-163 Flo & Eddie, Inc. v. Pandora Media, Inc., S240649. (9th Cir. No. 15-55287; 851 F.3d 950; Central District of California; No. 2:14-cv-07648-PSG-RZ.) Request under California Rules of Court, rule 8.548, that this court decide questions of California law presented in a matter pending in

May 16, 2017
#17-147 Daniel v. Wayans, S240704. (B261814, B263950; 8 Cal.App.5th 367; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC555610.)

#17-147 Daniel v. Wayans, S240704. (B261814, B263950; 8 Cal.App.5th 367; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC555610.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order granting a special motion to strike in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in

May 16, 2017
#17-143 Mathews v. Harris, S240156. (B265990; 7 Cal.App.5th 334; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC573135.)

#17-143 Mathews v. Harris, S240156. (B265990; 7 Cal.App.5th 334; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC573135.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case includes the following issues: (1) Does a psychotherapy patient have a constitutional right

Apr 18, 2017
#17-115 Cal Fire Local 2881 v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System, S239958. (A142793; 7 Cal.App.5th 115; Alameda County Superior Court; RG126616

#17-115 Cal Fire Local 2881 v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System, S239958. (A142793; 7 Cal.App.5th 115; Alameda County Superior Court; RG12661622.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. This case presents the following

Apr 03, 2017
#17-111 County of San Diego v. Commission on State Mandates, S239907. (D068657; 7 Cal.App.5th 12; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2014-0005050-CU-WM-CTL.)

#17-111 County of San Diego v. Commission on State Mandates, S239907. (D068657; 7 Cal.App.5th 12; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2014-0005050-CU-WM-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. This case presents the following

Apr 03, 2017
#17-110 Chen v. L.A. Truck Centers, LLC, S240245. (B265304; 7 Cal.App.5th 757; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC469935.)

#17-110 Chen v. L.A. Truck Centers, LLC, S240245. (B265304; 7 Cal.App.5th 757; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC469935.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Must a trial court reconsider its

Mar 27, 2017
#17-109 Stand Up for California! v. State of California, S239630. (F069302; 6 Cal.App.5th 686; Madera County Superior Court; MCV062850.)

#17-109 Stand Up for California! v. State of California, S239630. (F069302; 6 Cal.App.5th 686; Madera County Superior Court; MCV062850.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision

Mar 27, 2017
#17-99 Pitzer College v. Indian Harbor Ins. Co., S239510. (9th Cir. No. 14-56017; 845 F.3d 993; Central District of California; 2:13-cv-05863-GW-E.)

#17-99 Pitzer College v. Indian Harbor Ins. Co., S239510. (9th Cir. No. 14-56017; 845 F.3d 993; Central District of California; 2:13-cv-05863-GW-E.) Request under California Rules of Court, rule 8.548, that this court decide questions of California law presented in a matter pending in the United

Mar 27, 2017
#17-98 Newport Harbor Ventures, LLC v. Morris Cerullo World Evangelism, S239777. (G052660; 6 Cal.App.5th 1207; Orange County Superior Court; 30-2013- 00665314.)

#17-98 Newport Harbor Ventures, LLC v. Morris Cerullo World Evangelism, S239777. (G052660; 6 Cal.App.5th 1207; Orange County Superior Court; 30-2013- 00665314.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order denying a special motion to strike. This case presents the following issues: (1)

Mar 27, 2017
#17-97 National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. v. State of California, S239397. (F072310; 6 Cal.App.5th 298; Fresno County Superior Court; 14CECG00068.)

#17-97 National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. v. State of California, S239397. (F072310; 6 Cal.App.5th 298; Fresno County Superior Court; 14CECG00068.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Can a statute

Mar 27, 2017
#17-96 Moalem v. Gerard, S239434. (B268963; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC583236.)

#17-96 Moalem v. Gerard, S239434. (B268963; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC583236.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. The court limited review to the following issues: (1) Is negligent or intentional action a necessary

Mar 21, 2017
#17-87 Elliott Homes, Inc. v. Superior Court, S239804. (C078122; 6 Cal.App.5th 333; Sacramento County Superior Court; 34201400164692CUCDGDS.)

#17-87 Elliott Homes, Inc. v. Superior Court, S239804. (C078122; 6 Cal.App.5th 333; Sacramento County Superior Court; 34201400164692CUCDGDS.) Review ordered on the court’s own motion after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for writ of peremptory mandate. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in

Mar 07, 2017
#17-83 Wilson v. Cable News Network, Inc., S239686. (B264944; 6 Cal.App.5th 822; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC559720

#17-83 Wilson v. Cable News Network, Inc., S239686. (B264944; 6 Cal.App.5th 822; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC559720.) 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

Feb 21, 2017
#17-52 Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC, S238941. (B267010; 5 Cal.App.5th 154; Los Angeles County Superior Court; TC026406.)

#17-52 Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC, S238941. (B267010; 5 Cal.App.5th 154; Los Angeles County Superior Court; TC026406.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the dismissal of a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Does the aggrieved employee in a lawsuit based

Jan 25, 2017
#17-35 United Auburn Indian Community of Auburn Rancheria v. Brown, S238544. (C075126; 4 Cal.App.5th 36; Sacramento County Superior Court; 34201380001412CUWMGDS.)

#17-35 United Auburn Indian Community of Auburn Rancheria v. Brown, S238544. (C075126; 4 Cal.App.5th 36; Sacramento County Superior Court; 34201380001412CUWMGDS.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. This case presents the following issue:

Jan 11, 2017
#17-01 Union of Medical Marijuana Patients, Inc. v. City of San Diego, S238563. (D068185; 4 Cal.App.5th 103; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2014-00013481- CU-TT-CTL.)

#17-01 Union of Medical Marijuana Patients, Inc. v. City of San Diego, S238563. (D068185; 4 Cal.App.5th 103; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2014-00013481- CU-TT-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in an action for administrative mandate. This case presents the

Dec 21, 2016
#16-445 T-Mobile West LLC v. City and County of San Francisco, S238001. (A144252; 3 Cal.App.5th 334, mod. 3 Cal.App.5th 999c; San Francisco County Superior Court; CGC11510703.)

#16-445 T-Mobile West LLC v. City and County of San Francisco, S238001. (A144252; 3 Cal.App.5th 334, mod. 3 Cal.App.5th 999c; San Francisco County Superior Court; CGC11510703.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the

Nov 22, 2016
#16-410 Marin Assn. of Public Employees v. Marin County Employees’ Retirement Assn., S237460. (A139610; 2 Cal.App.5th 674; Main County Superior Court; CIV1300318.)

#16-410 Marin Assn. of Public Employees v. Marin County Employees’ Retirement Assn., S237460. (A139610; 2 Cal.App.5th 674; Main County Superior Court; CIV1300318.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. The court ordered briefing

Nov 22, 2016
#16-406 Borisoff v. Pullman Group, S237730. (B259675; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC454901.)

#16-406 Borisoff v. Pullman Group, S237730. (B259675; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC454901.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP v.

Oct 19, 2016
#16-363 Liberty Surplus Ins. Corp. v. Ledesma & Meyers Construction Co., Inc., S236765. (9th Cir. No. 14-56120; __ F.3d __, 2016 WL 4434589; Central District of California; No. 2:12-cv-00900-RGK-SP.)

#16-363 Liberty Surplus Ins. Corp. v. Ledesma & Meyers Construction Co., Inc., S236765. (9th Cir. No. 14-56120; __ F.3d __, 2016 WL 4434589; Central District of California; No. 2:12-cv-00900-RGK-SP.) Request under California Rules of Court, rule 8.548, that this court decide questions of California law

Sep 21, 2016
#16-335 Rand Resources, LLC v. City of Carson, S235735. (B264493; 247 Cal.App.4th 1080; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC564093.)

#16-335 Rand Resources, LLC v. City of Carson, S235735. (B264493; 247 Cal.App.4th 1080; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC564093.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order granting a special motion to strike in a civil action. The court limited review to

Sep 21, 2016
#16-334 Hassell v. Bird, S235968. (A143233; 247 Cal.App.4th 1336; San Francisco County Superior Court; CGC13530525.)

#16-334 Hassell v. Bird, S235968. (A143233; 247 Cal.App.4th 1336; San Francisco County Superior Court; CGC13530525.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Does an on-line publisher have a right to

Sep 14, 2016
#16-313 United Educators of San Francisco etc. v. California Unemployment Ins. Appeals Bd., S235903. (A142858, A143428; 247 Cal.App.4th 1235; San Francisco County Superior Court; CPF 12-512437.)

#16-313 United Educators of San Francisco etc. v. California Unemployment Ins. Appeals Bd., S235903. (A142858, A143428; 247 Cal.App.4th 1235; San Francisco County Superior Court; CPF 12-512437.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate.

Aug 31, 2016
#16-303 Heller Ehrman LLP v. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, S236208.

#16-303 Heller Ehrman LLP v. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, S236208. (9th Cir. Nos. 14-16314, 14-16315, 14-16317, 14-16318; __ F.3d __, 2016 WL 4011194; Northern District of California; Nos. 3:14-cv-01236-CRB, 3:14-cv-01237-CRB, 3:14-cv-01238-CRB, 3:14-cv-01239-CRB.) Request under California Rules of Court, rule 8.548, that this court decide questions of

Aug 24, 2016
#16-296 Lopez v. Sony Electronics, Inc., S235357.

#16-296 Lopez v. Sony Electronics, Inc., S235357. (B256792; 247 Cal.App.4th 444; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC476544.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Does the six-year limitations period in Code of

Aug 17, 2016
#16-286 Troester v. Starbucks Corp., S234969

#16-286 Troester v. Starbucks Corp., S234969. (9th Circ. No. 14-55530; nonpublished order; Central District of California; 2:12-cv-07677-GAF-PJW.) 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 United States Court of Appeals

Aug 10, 2016
#16-269 Kurwa v. Kislinger, S234617

#16-269 Kurwa v. Kislinger, S234617. (B264641; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; KC045216.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Can plaintiff take an appeal in the current posture of this

Jun 22, 2016
#16-225 Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware, Inc., S233983

#16-225 Hernandez v. Restoration Hardware, Inc., S233983. (D067091; 245 Cal.App.4th 651; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2008-00094395-CU-BT-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Must an unnamed class member intervene in the

Jun 08, 2016
#16-199 T.H. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., S233898

#16-199 T.H. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., S233898. (D067839; 245 Cal.App.4th 589; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2013-00070440-CU-MM-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order in a civil action. The court limited review to the following issue: May the brand name manufacturer of

Jun 08, 2016
#16-198 Sweetwater Union School Dist. v. Gilbane Building Co., S233526

#16-198 Sweetwater Union School Dist. v. Gilbane Building Co., S233526. (D067383; 245 Cal.App.4th 19; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2014-00025070-CU-MCCTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order denying a special motion to strike in a civil action. This case presents the following

May 25, 2016
#16-180 Bianka M. v. Superior Court, S233757

#16-180 Bianka M. v. Superior Court, S233757. (B267454; 245 Cal.App.4th 406; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BF052072.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal denied a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following issue: Did the trial court err in denying

May 11, 2016
#16-146 Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California, S232607

#16-146 Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California, S232607. (E061645; 243 Cal.App.4th 1200; Riverside County Superior Court; RIC1211707.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: What is the proper method for calculating

May 11, 2016
#16-151 In re R.R., S233253

#16-151 In re R.R., S233253. (F070994; nonpublished opinion; Fresno County Superior Court; 13CEJ300338) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order terminating parental rights. The court ordered briefing in F.T. and R.T. deferred pending decision in In re Isaiah W., S221263 (#14-123), which

May 11, 2016
#16-150 In re F.T., S233479

#16-150 In re F.T., S233479. (F072329; nonpublished opinion; Stanislaus County Superior Court; 516454.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order terminating parental rights. The court ordered briefing in F.T. and R.T. deferred pending decision in In re Isaiah W., S221263 (#14-123), which

Apr 27, 2016
#16-130 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP v. J-M Manufacturing Co., Inc., S232946

#16-130 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP v. J-M Manufacturing Co., Inc., S232946. (B256314; 244 Cal.App.4th 590, mod. 245 Cal.App.4th 63b; Los Angeles County Superior Court; YC067332.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the

Apr 20, 2016
#16-121 In re J.B., S232895

#16-121 In re J.B., S232895. (F072070, F073131; nonpublished opinion; Stanislaus County Superior Court; 516917.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order terminating parental rights. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in In re Isaiah W., S221263 (#14-123), which presents the following

Apr 13, 2016
#16-106 King v. CompPartners, Inc., S232197

#16-106 King v. CompPartners, Inc., S232197. (E063527; 243 Cal.App.4th 685; Riverside County Superior Court; RIC1409797.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Is a claim by an injured worker for medical

Apr 13, 2016
#16-105 Kim v. Toyota Motor Corp., S232754

#16-105 Kim v. Toyota Motor Corp., S232754. (B247672; 243 Cal.App.4th 1366, mod. 244 Cal.App.4th 643b; Los Angeles County Superior Court; VC059206.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case includes the following issue: Is evidence of industry

Mar 23, 2016
#16-93 Great Oaks Water Co. v. Santa Clara Valley Water Dist., S231846

#16-93 Great Oaks Water Co. v. Santa Clara Valley Water Dist., S231846.  (H035260; 242 Cal.App.4th 1187; Santa Clara County Superior Court; CV053142.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in

Mar 16, 2016
#16-82 Heckart v. A-1 Self Storage, Inc., S232322

#16-82 Heckart v. A-1 Self Storage, Inc., S232322. (D066831; 243 Cal.App.4th 525; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2013-00042315-CU-BT-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Was a self-storage facility’s storage rental agreement,

Jan 27, 2016
#16-27 Jameson v. Desta, S230899

#16-27 Jameson v. Desta, S230899.  (D066793; 241 Cal.App.4th 491; San Diego County Superior Court; GIS9465.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: In the case of a litigant who has been

Jan 27, 2016
#16-33 In re Tyler R., S231144

#16-33 In re Tyler R., S231144. (B261136; 241 Cal.App.4th 1250; Los Angeles County Superior Court; DK06923.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed orders in a juvenile dependency proceeding. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in In re R.T., S226416 (#15-92), which presents

Jan 20, 2016
#16-23 Regents of University of California v. Superior Court, S230568.

#16-23 Regents of University of California v. Superior Court, S230568. (B259424; 240 Cal.App.4th 1296; Los Angeles County Superior Court; SC108504.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following issue: Do California public institutions

Jan 13, 2016
#16-01 County of Los Angeles v. Financial Casualty & Surety Inc., S230213

#16-01 County of Los Angeles v. Financial Casualty & Surety Inc., S230213. (B257660; 240 Cal.App.4th 535; Los Angeles County Superior Court; SJ3898.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order granting a motion to vacate the forfeiture of a bail bond in a

Dec 19, 2015
#15-232 Facebook, Inc. v. Superior Court, S230051

#15-232 Facebook, Inc. v. Superior Court, S230051.  (A144315; 240 Cal.App.4th 203; San Francisco County Superior Court; 13035657.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following issues: (1) Did the Court of Appeal

Dec 09, 2015
#15-225 California Native Plant Society v. County of Los Angeles, S230336

#15-225 California Native Plant Society v. County of Los Angeles, S230336. (B258090; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BS138001.) The court ordered briefing deferred pending finality of the decision in Center for Biological Diversity v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Nov. 30, 2015, S217763)

Nov 24, 2015
#15-218 McMillin Albany LLC v. Superior Court, S229762

#15-218 McMillin Albany LLC v. Superior Court, S229762.  (F069370; 239 Cal.App.4th 1132; Kern County Superior Court; CV279141DRL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following issue: Does the Right to Repair Act

Nov 24, 2015
#15-217 Connor v. First Student, Inc., S229428

#15-217 Connor v. First Student, Inc., S229428. (B256075; 239 Cal.App.4th 526; Los Angeles County Superior Court; JCCP4624.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Is the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (Civ.

Oct 28, 2015
#15-194 People v. Accredited Surety & Casualty Co., Inc., S229271

#15-194 People v. Accredited Surety & Casualty Co., Inc., S229271. (C075960; 239 Cal.App.4th 293; Shasta County Superior Court; 179179.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order denying a motion to extend the period to exonerate a bail bond. The court ordered briefing

Oct 28, 2015
#15-192 In re I.C., S229276

#15-192 In re I.C., S229276. (A141143; 239 Cal.App.4th 304; Alameda County Superior Court; SJ12019578.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed orders in a juvenile dependency proceeding. This case presents the following issues: (1) Did the juvenile court err by failing to determine whether

Oct 14, 2015
#15-177 Parrish v. Latham & Watkins, S228277

#15-177 Parrish v. Latham & Watkins, S228277.  (B244841; 238 Cal.App.4th 81; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC482394.) 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 issues: (1) Does

Aug 19, 2015
#15-152 Friends of the Santa Clara River v. County of Los Angeles, S226749

#15-152 Friends of the Santa Clara River v. County of Los Angeles, S226749. (B256125; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BS136549.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. The court ordered briefing deferred

Aug 19, 2015
#15-149 Tri-Fanucchi Farms v. Agricultural Labor Relations Bd., S227270

#15-149 Tri-Fanucchi Farms v. Agricultural Labor Relations Bd., S227270.  (F069419; 236 Cal.App.4th 1079.) Petitions for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part a decision of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board. This case presents the following issues: (1) May an

Aug 19, 2015
#15-148 Gerawan Farming, Inc. v. Agricultural Labor Relations Bd., S227243

#15-148 Gerawan Farming, Inc. v. Agricultural Labor Relations Bd., S227243. (F068526, F068676; 236 Cal.App.4th 1024; Fresno County Superior Court; 13CECG01408.) Petitions for review after the Court of Appeal reversed a decision of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board and denied a petition for peremptory writ of mandate.

Jul 22, 2015
#15-129 BNSF Railway Co. v. Superior Court, S226284

#15-129 BNSF Railway Co. v. Superior Court, S226284.  (B260798; 235 Cal.App.4th 591; BC552015.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, S221038 (#14-133),

Jul 22, 2015
#15-128 Delano Farms Co. v. California Table Grape Com., S226538

#15-128 Delano Farms Co. v. California Table Grape Com., S226538.  (F067956; 235 Cal.App.4th 967; Fresno County Superior Court; 636636-3, 642546, 01CECG01127, 01CECG02289, 01CECG02292, 11CECG00178.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue:

Jul 22, 2015
#15-127 California Building Industry Assn. v. State Water Resources Control Bd., S226753

#15-127 California Building Industry Assn. v. State Water Resources Control Bd., S226753. (A137680; 235 Cal.App.4th 1430, mod. 236 Cal.App.4th 529a; San Francisco County Superior Court; CGC11516510.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. This

Jul 15, 2015
#15-120 Flethez v. San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Assn., S226779

#15-120 Flethez v. San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Assn., S226779. (D066959; 236 Cal.App.4th 65; San Bernardino County Superior Court; CIVDS1212542.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. This case includes the following issue: If

Jun 24, 2015
#15-96 City of San Buenaventura v. United Water Conservation Dist., S226036

#15-96 City of San Buenaventura v. United Water Conservation Dist., S226036.  (B251810; 235 Cal.App.4th 228, mod. 235 Cal.App.4th 956b; Santa Barbara County Superior Court; VENCI00401714, VENCI1414739.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. The court limited review

Jun 10, 2015
#15-70 Roy Allen Slurry Seal, Inc. v. American Asphalt South, Inc., S225398

#15-70 Roy Allen Slurry Seal, Inc. v. American Asphalt South, Inc., S225398. (B255558; 234 Cal.App.4th 748; Riverside County Superior Court; RIC1308832.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) In the context

Apr 29, 2015
#15-53 Frealy v. Reynolds, S224985

#15-53 Frealy v. Reynolds, S224985. (9th Cir. No. 12-60068; 779 F.3d 1028; Central District of California; BAP No. 11-1433, Bankr. Case No. 09-14039-MJ, Adversary Case No. 09-01205-MJ.) Request under California Rules of Court, rule 8.548, that this court decide a question of California law presented in

Apr 29, 2015
#15-51 Citizens for Fair REU Rates v. City of Redding, S224779

#15-51 Citizens for Fair REU Rates v. City of Redding, S224779.  (C071906; 233 Cal.App.4th 402, mod. 233 Cal.App.4th 1479a; Shasta County Superior Court; 171377.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. The court limited review to the

Jan 28, 2015
#15-08 Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, S222732

#15-08 Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, S222732.  (B249546; 230 Cal.App.4th 718; Los Angeles County Superior Court; C332016.) 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

Jan 14, 2015
#15-02 Solus Industrial Innovations, LLC v. Superior Court, S222314

#15-02 Solus Industrial Innovations, LLC v. Superior Court, S222314.  (G047661; 229 Cal.App.4th 1291; Orange County Superior Court; 30-2012-00581868.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for writ of peremptory mandate. This case presents the following issue: Does federal law preempt a

Dec 10, 2014
#14-140 Lynch v. California Coastal Com., S221980

#14-140 Lynch v. California Coastal Com., S221980.  (D064120; 229 Cal.App.4th 658; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2011-00058666-CU-WM-NC.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. This case includes the following issues: (1) Did plaintiffs,

Oct 01, 2014
#14-117 Sierra Club v. County of Fresno, S219783

#14-117 Sierra Club v. County of Fresno, S219783. (F066798; 226 Cal.App.4th 704; Fresno County Superior Court; 11CECG00706, 11CECG00709, 11CECG00726.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. This case presents issues concerning the standard and

Sep 10, 2014
#14-105 Wheatherford v. City of San Rafael, S219567

#14-105 Wheatherford v. City of San Rafael, S219567. (A138949; 226 Cal.App.4th 460; Marin County Superior Court; CIV1300112.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Must a plaintiff have paid or be liable

Aug 20, 2014
#14-97 Haver v. BNSF Railway Co., S219919

#14-97 Haver v. BNSF Railway Co., S219919.  (B246527; 226 Cal.App.4th 1104, mod. 226 Cal.App.4th 1376b; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC435551.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. Haver and Kesner present the following issue: If an

Jul 16, 2014
#14-80 Horiike v. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Co., S218734

#14-80 Horiike v. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Co., S218734.  (B246606; 225 Cal.App.4th 427; Los Angeles County Superior Court; SC110477.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: When the buyer and the

Jul 16, 2014
#14-76 Centinela Freeman Emergency Medical Associates v. Health Net of California, Inc., S218497

#14-76 Centinela Freeman Emergency Medical Associates v. Health Net of California, Inc., S218497.  (B238867; 225 Cal.App.4th 237; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC449056.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1)

Jul 09, 2014
#14-72 Citizens for Environmental Responsibility v. State ex rel. 14th Dist. Ag. Assn., S218240

#14-72 Citizens for Environmental Responsibility v. State ex rel. 14th Dist. Ag. Assn., S218240.  (C070836; 224 Cal.App.4th 1542; Sacramento County Superior Court; 34201180000902CUWMGDS.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision

Jun 25, 2014
#14-68 Ybarra v. Apartment Investment & Management Co., S217994

#14-68 Ybarra v. Apartment Investment & Management Co., S217994.  (B245901; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC480377.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order denying a petition to compel arbitration in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending

May 21, 2014
#14-51 People v. Miami National Enterprises, S216878

#14-51 People v. Miami National Enterprises, S216878.  (B242644; 223 Cal.App.4th 21; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC373536.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Is a payday loan company owned by

Apr 14, 2014
#14-40 F.P. v. Monier, S216566

#14-40 F.P. v. Monier, S216566.  (C062329; 222 Cal.App.4th 1087; Sacramento County Superior Court; 06AS00671.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. The court limited review to the following issue: Is a trial court’s error in failing to

Nov 26, 2013
#13-101 Barry v. State Bar of California, S214058

#13-101 Barry v. State Bar of California, S214058.  (B242054; 218 Cal.App.4th 1435; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC452239.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order awarding attorney fees in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: If the trial

Nov 13, 2013
#13-98 City of Perris v. Stamper, S213468

#13-98 City of Perris v. Stamper, S213468.  (E053395; 218 Cal.App.4th 1104; Riverside County Superior Court; RIC524291.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) In this eminent domain case, was the

Feb 27, 2013
Central Coast Forest Assn. v. Fish & Game Com., S208181

#13-26 Central Coast Forest Assn. v. Fish & Game Com., S208181.  (C060569; 211 Cal.App.4th 1433; Sacramento County Superior Court; 07CS00851.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. The court limited review to the

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