California Supreme Court Watch

Oct 16, 2017
#17-297 Hussein v. Driver, S240506. (A144786; nonpublished opinion; San Francisco County Superior Court; CGC08483062.)

#17-297 Hussein v. Driver, S240506. (A144786; nonpublished opinion; San Francisco County Superior Court; CGC08483062.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order awarding attorney fees in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Mountain Air Enterprises, LLC v.

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

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