California Supreme Court Watch

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

Ayers v. FCA US, LLC, S284486.

#24-82 Ayers v. FCA US, LLC, S284486. (B315884; 99 Cal.App.5th 1280; Los Angeles County Superior Court; JCCP4884.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action and remanded with directions. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Madrigal

May 15, 2024
Whitehead v. City of Oakland, S284303.

#24-81 Whitehead v. City of Oakland, S284303. (A164483; 99 Cal.App.5th 775; Alameda County Superior Court; RG18896233.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Does a liability release agreement between a bicyclist

May 15, 2024
In re Bradshaw on Discipline, S282314.

#24-80 In re Bradshaw on Discipline, S282314. (Unpublished opinion; State Bar Ct. No. 16-O-15558.) Petition for review after a State Bar Court recommendation of discipline of an attorney. This case presents the following issue: What is the appropriate discipline in light of the record in

May 01, 2024
Morales v. Garfield Beach CVS, LLC, S284011.

#24-79 Morales v. Garfield Beach CVS, LLC, S284011. (B312212, B316290; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC645205, JCCP4975, RG17881136.) Petition for review after the CA affirmed the judgment in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Turrieta v. Lyft, Inc.,

May 01, 2024
Gilead Tenofovir Cases, S283862.

#24-77 Gilead Tenofovir Cases, S283862. (A165558; 98 Cal.App.5th 911, mod. 99 Cal.App.5th 196a; San Francisco County Superior Court; CJC19005043.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted in part and denied in part a petition for writ of mandate. This case presents the following

Apr 24, 2024
Lockton Investment Advisors v. Superior Court, S283963.

#24-76 Lockton Investment Advisors v. Superior Court, S283963. (B334130; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; 22STCV23460.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal denied a petition for writ of mandate. Petition for review granted; briefing deferred: 4/24/2024 Further action in this matter is

Apr 24, 2024
Lockton Companies, LLC – Pacific Series v. Superior Court, S283932.

#24-75 Lockton Companies, LLC – Pacific Series v. Superior Court, S283932. (B334428; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; 23STCV24107.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal denied a petition for writ of mandate. Petition for review granted; briefing deferred: 4/24/2024 Further action in

Apr 17, 2024
Ventura County Employees’ Retirement Assn. v. Criminal Justice Attorneys Assn. of Ventura County, S283978.

#24-71 Ventura County Employees’ Retirement Assn. v. Criminal Justice Attorneys Assn. of Ventura County, S283978. (B325277; 98 Cal.App.5th 1119; Santa Barbara County Superior Court; VENCI00546574.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following

Apr 10, 2024
Agnone v. Agnone, S284051.

#24-65 Agnone v. Agnone, S284051. (B321252; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BD659645.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in City of Los Angeles v. PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC, S277211

Apr 10, 2024
Doe v. Marysville Joint Unified School District, S283639.

#24-64 Doe v. Marysville Joint Unified School District, S283639. (C095446; 98 Cal.App.5th 95; Yuba County Superior Court; CVPO2100697.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Did the plaintiffs’ second voluntary

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