California Supreme Court Watch

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

Feb 11, 2020
Berroteran v. Superior Court, S259522.

#20-36 Berroteran v. Superior Court, S259522. (B296639; 41 Cal.App.5th 518; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC542525.)  Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following issue: Does a party against whom former deposition

Jan 22, 2020
Presbyterian Camp & Conference Centers, Inc. v. Superior Court, S259850.

#20-22 Presbyterian Camp & Conference Centers, Inc. v. Superior Court, S259850. (B297195; 42 Cal.App.5th 148, mod. 42 Cal.App.5th 1173a; Santa Barbara County Superior Court; 18CV02968.)  Petition for review after the Court of Appeal denied a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the

Jan 02, 2020
Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc., S258966.

#20-02 Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc., S258966. (B256232; 40 Cal.App.5th 444; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC372146.)  Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues:

Dec 11, 2019
County of Butte v. Department of Water Resources, S258574.

#19-209 County of Butte v. Department of Water Resources, S258574. (C071785; 39 Cal.App.5th 708; Yolo County Superior Court; VCV091258.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal in an action for writ of administrative mandate. This case presents the following issues: (1) To

Nov 20, 2019
Doe v. Olson, S258498.

#19-183 Doe v. Olson, S258498. (B286105; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; SC126806.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed and reversed orders in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Does the litigation privilege of Civil Code section

Nov 13, 2019
Sheen v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., S258019.

#19-173 Sheen v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., S258019. (B289003; 38 Cal.App.5th 346; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC631510.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Does a mortgage servicer owe a

Mar 27, 2019
Yahoo! Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., S253593.

#19-33 Yahoo! Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., S253593. (9th Cir. No. 17-16452; 913 F.3d 923; Northern District of California No. 5:17-cv-00447-NC) Request under California Rules of Court, rule 8.548, that this court decide a question of California law presented in a matter pending

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