California Supreme Court Watch

Oct 04, 2018
#18-132 Skidgel v. California Unemployment Ins. Appeals Bd., S250149. (A151224; 24 Cal.App.5th 574, mod. 25 Cal.App.5th 277a; Alameda County Superior Court; RG16810609.)

#18-132 Skidgel v. California Unemployment Ins. Appeals Bd., S250149. (A151224; 24 Cal.App.5th 574, mod. 25 Cal.App.5th 277a; Alameda County Superior Court; RG16810609.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Are In

Oct 04, 2018
#18-131 Rockefeller Technological Investments (Asia) VII v. Changzou Sinotype Technology Co., Ltd., S249923. (B272170; 24 Cal.App.5th 115; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BS149995.)

#18-131 Rockefeller Technological Investments (Asia) VII v. Changzou Sinotype Technology Co., Ltd., S249923. (B272170; 24 Cal.App.5th 115; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BS149995.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order denying a motion to set aside the judgment in a civil

Sep 26, 2018
#18-127 Nationwide Biweekly Administration. Inc. v. Superior Court, S250047. (A150264; 24 Cal.App.5th 438; Alameda County Superior Court; RG15770490.)

#18-127 Nationwide Biweekly Administration. Inc. v. Superior Court, S250047. (A150264; 24 Cal.App.5th 438; Alameda County Superior Court; RG15770490.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following issue: Is there a right to

Sep 19, 2018
#18-126 Hipsher v. Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Assn., S250244. (B276486; 24 Cal.App.5th 740, mod. 25 Cal.App.5th 277c; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BS153372.)

#18-126 Hipsher v. Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Assn., S250244. (B276486; 24 Cal.App.5th 740, mod. 25 Cal.App.5th 277c; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BS153372.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal modified and affirmed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate.

Sep 07, 2018
#18-116 Reilly v. Marin Housing Authority, S249593. (A149918; 23 Cal.App.5th 425; Marin County Superior Court; CIV1503896.)

#18-116 Reilly v. Marin Housing Authority, S249593. (A149918; 23 Cal.App.5th 425; Marin County Superior Court; CIV1503896.) 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: Are payments by the

Aug 28, 2018
#18-115 Saint Francis Memorial Hospital v. State Dept. of Public Health, S249132. (A150545; 24 Cal.App.5th 617; San Mateo County Superior Court; CIV537118.)

#18-115 Saint Francis Memorial Hospital v. State Dept. of Public Health, S249132. (A150545; 24 Cal.App.5th 617; San Mateo County Superior Court; CIV537118.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. This case presents the

Aug 28, 2018
#18-113 Gund v. County of Trinity, S249792. (C076828; 24 Cal.App.5th 185; Trinity County Superior Court; 11CV080.)

#18-113 Gund v. County of Trinity, S249792. (C076828; 24 Cal.App.5th 185; Trinity County Superior Court; 11CV080.) Review ordered on the court’s own motion after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Were plaintiffs engaged in

Aug 28, 2018
#18-112 Abbott Laboratories v. Superior Court, S249895. (D072577; 24 Cal.App.5th 1, mod. 24 Cal.App.5th 927b; Orange County Superior Court; 30-2016-00879117.)

#18-112 Abbott Laboratories v. Superior Court, S249895. (D072577; 24 Cal.App.5th 1, mod. 24 Cal.App.5th 927b; Orange County Superior Court; 30-2016-00879117.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following issue: Does a district

Jul 24, 2018
#18-96 Planning & Conservation League v. Padilla, S249859. Original proceeding.

#18-96 Planning & Conservation League v. Padilla, S249859. Original proceeding. The court issued an order to show cause why the relief sought in the petition should not be granted. This case involves the validity of a ballot initiative proposing the division of California into three

Jul 17, 2018
#18-92 White v. Square, Inc., S249248. (9th Cir. No. 16-17137; 891 F.3d 1174; Northern District of California No. 3:15-cv-04539-JST.)

#18-92 White v. Square, Inc., S249248. (9th Cir. No. 16-17137; 891 F.3d 1174; Northern District of California No. 3:15-cv-04539-JST.) 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

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