California Supreme Court Watch

May 22, 2018
#18-67 Gonzalez v. Mathis, S247677. (B272344; 20 Cal.App.5th 257; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC542498.)

#18-67 Gonzalez v. Mathis, S247677. (B272344; 20 Cal.App.5th 257; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC542498.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case includes the following issue: Can a homeowner who hires an independent contractor be

May 22, 2018
#18-69 Duchan v. Los Angeles Unified School Dist., S247573. (B279524; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC591524.)

#18-69 Duchan v. Los Angeles Unified School Dist., S247573. (B279524; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC591524.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order granting in part a special motion to strike in a civil action. The court ordered briefing

Apr 26, 2018
#18-61 California School Boards Assn. v. State of California, S247266. (A148606; 19 Cal.App.5th 566; Alameda County Superior Court; RG11554698

#18-61 California School Boards Assn. v. State of California, S247266. (A148606; 19 Cal.App.5th 566; Alameda County Superior Court; RG11554698.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part to the denial of a petition for writ of administrative mandate.

Apr 03, 2018
#18-49 Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Assn. v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Assn., S247095. (A141913; 19 Cal.App.5th 61, mod. 19 Cal.App.5th 945a; Contra Costa County Superior Court; MSN121870.)

#18-49 Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Assn. v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Assn., S247095. (A141913; 19 Cal.App.5th 61, mod. 19 Cal.App.5th 945a; Contra Costa County Superior Court; MSN121870.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment in

Apr 03, 2018
#18-50 Kim v. Reins Internat. California, Inc., S246911. (B278642; 18 Cal.App.5th 1052; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC539194.)

#18-50 Kim v. Reins Internat. California, Inc., S246911. (B278642; 18 Cal.App.5th 1052; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC539194.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Does an employee bringing an action

Apr 03, 2018
#18-51 Stewart v. San Luis Ambulance, Inc., S246255. (9th Cir. No. 15-56943; 878 F.3d 883; Central District of California; No. 2:13-cv-09458-BRO-SS.)

#18-51 Stewart v. San Luis Ambulance, Inc., S246255. (9th Cir. No. 15-56943; 878 F.3d 883; Central District of California; No. 2:13-cv-09458-BRO-SS.) 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 29, 2018
#18-48 Lawson v. Z.B., N.A., S246711. (D071279, D071376; 18 Cal.App.5th 705; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2016-00005578-CU-OE-CTL.)

#18-48 Lawson v. Z.B., N.A., S246711. (D071279, D071376; 18 Cal.App.5th 705; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2016-00005578-CU-OE-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following issue: Does a representative action under the

Mar 21, 2018
#18-42 Wishnev v. Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co., S246541. (9th Cir. No. 16-16037; 880 F.3d 493; Northern District of California; No. 15-cv-03797-EMC.)

#18-42 Wishnev v. Northwestern Mutual Life Ins. Co., S246541. (9th Cir. No. 16-16037; 880 F.3d 493; Northern District of California; No. 15-cv-03797-EMC.) Request under California Rules of Court rule 8.548, that this court decide questions of California law presented in a matter pending in the

Mar 07, 2018
#18-40 Southern California Gas Leak Cases, S246669. (B283606; 18 Cal.App.5th 581; Los Angeles County Superior Court; JCCP4861.)

#18-40 Southern California Gas Leak Cases, S246669. (B283606; 18 Cal.App.5th 581; Los Angeles County Superior Court; JCCP4861.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following issue: Can a plaintiff who is harmed

Mar 07, 2018
#18-39 Noel v. Thrifty Payless, Inc., S246490. (A143026; 17 Cal.App.5th 1315; Marin County Superior Court; CIV1304712.)

#18-39 Noel v. Thrifty Payless, Inc., S246490. (A143026; 17 Cal.App.5th 1315; Marin County Superior Court; CIV1304712.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order denying class certification in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Must a plaintiff seeking class

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