California Supreme Court Watch

Feb 18, 2019
#19-21 Wilmot v. Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Assn., S252988. (A152100; 29 Cal.App.5th 846; Contra Costa County Superior Court; MSN161730.)

#19-21 Wilmot v. Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Assn., S252988. (A152100; 29 Cal.App.5th 846; Contra Costa County Superior Court; MSN161730.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. The court ordered briefing deferred pending

Feb 09, 2019
#19-15 Wilde v. City of Dunsmuir, S252915. (C082664; 29 Cal.App.5th 158; Siskiyou County Superior Court; SCCVPT16549.)

#19-15 Wilde v. City of Dunsmuir, S252915. (C082664; 29 Cal.App.5th 158; Siskiyou County Superior Court; SCCVPT16549.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a peremptory writ of mandate, reversed and remanded with directions in a civil action. This case presents the following issue:

Feb 09, 2019
#19-10 Certified Tire & Auto Service Center Wage & Hour Cases, S252517. (D072265; 28 Cal.App.5th 1; San Diego County Superior Court; JCCP4762.)

#19-10 Certified Tire & Auto Service Center Wage & Hour Cases, S252517. (D072265; 28 Cal.App.5th 1; San Diego County Superior Court; JCCP4762.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in

Feb 09, 2019
#19-09 Sandoval v. Qualcomm Inc., S252796. (D070431; 28 Cal.App.5th 381; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2014-00012901-CU-PO-CTL.)

#19-09 Sandoval v. Qualcomm Inc., S252796. (D070431; 28 Cal.App.5th 381; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2014-00012901-CU-PO-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Can a company that hires an independent contractor

Feb 09, 2019
#19-07 In re Clifford Allen Brace, Jr., S252473. (9th Cir. No. 17-60032; 908 F.3d 531; Central District of California; BAP No. 16-1041.)

#19-07 In re Clifford Allen Brace, Jr., S252473. (9th Cir. No. 17-60032; 908 F.3d 531; Central District of California; BAP No. 16-1041.) Request under California Rules of Court rule 8.548, that this court decide a question of California law presented in a matter pending in

Jan 03, 2019
#18-173 National Lawyers Guild v. City of Hayward, S252445. (A149328; 27 Cal.App.5th 937, mod, 28 Cal.App.5th 372e; Alameda County Superior Court; RG15785743.)

#18-173 National Lawyers Guild v. City of Hayward, S252445. (A149328; 27 Cal.App.5th 937, mod, 28 Cal.App.5th 372e; Alameda County Superior Court; RG15785743.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a action for writ of administrative mandate. This case presents the

Jan 03, 2019
#18-171 Bottini v. City of San Diego, S252217. (D071670; 27 Cal.App.5th 281; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2013-00075491-CU-WM-CTL.)

#18-171 Bottini v. City of San Diego, S252217. (D071670; 27 Cal.App.5th 281; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2013-00075491-CU-WM-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case includes the following issue: Does the “substantially advances” formula used

Dec 18, 2018
#18-170 Serova v. Sony Music Entertainment, S251822. (B280526; 26 Cal.App.5th 759; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC548468.)

#18-170 Serova v. Sony Music Entertainment, S251822. (B280526; 26 Cal.App.5th 759; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC548468.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part an order granting in part and denying in part a special motion to

Dec 18, 2018
#18-166 Villanueva v. Fidelity National Title Co., S252035. (H041870; 26 Cal.App.5th 1092; Santa Clara County Superior Court; CV173356.)

#18-166 Villanueva v. Fidelity National Title Co., S252035. (H041870; 26 Cal.App.5th 1092; Santa Clara County Superior Court; CV173356.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. The court limited review to the following issues: (1) Insurance Code section

Dec 18, 2018
#18-165 Barefoot v. Jennings, S251574. (F076395; 27 Cal.App.5th 1; Tuolumne County Superior Court; PR11414.)

#18-165 Barefoot v. Jennings, S251574. (F076395; 27Cal.App.5th 1; Tuolumne County Superior Court; PR11414.) Petition for review afterthe Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presentsthe following issue: Does a former beneficiary of a trust have standing tochallenge the validity of

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