California Supreme Court Watch

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

Apr 20, 2022
Kia America v. Superior Court (Spellman), S273170.

22-104 Kia America v. Superior Court (Spellman), S273170. (D079858; summary denial of petition for writ of mandate; San Diego Superior Court; Spellman v. Kia America, Inc.; 37-2021-00010801-CU-BC-CTL). Petition for review after the Court of Appeal denied a petition for writ of mandate. The Court ordered

Truck Insurance Exchange v. Kaiser Cement and Gypsum Corp. (London Market Insurers), S273179.

#22-91 Truck Insurance Exchange v. Kaiser Cement and Gypsum Corp. (London Market Insurers), S273179. (B278091; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles Superior Court; BC249550). Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment in a civil action. The court

Mar 23, 2022
Nelson v. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, S272870.

#22-75 Nelson v. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, S272870. (B308778; nonpublished opinion; Santa Barbara County Superior Court; 19CV06081.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the dismissal of a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Leon v. County of

Rattagan v. Uber Technologies, S272113.

#22-29 Rattagan v. Uber Technologies, S272113. (9th Circ. No. 20-16796; Northern District of California; No. 3:19-cv-01988-EMC.) 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 Court of Appeals

Feb 09, 2022
Jane S.D. Doe v. Superior Court, S272166.

#22-28 Jane S.D. Doe v. Superior Court, S272166. (B313874; 71 Cal.App.5th 227; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC712514.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal denied a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following issues: (1) Is evidence that a

Jan 26, 2022
Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. County of Monterey, S271869.

#21-22 Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. County of Monterey, S271869. (H045791; 70 Cal.App.5th 153; Monterey County Superior Court; 16CV003978.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. The court limited review to the following issue: Does Public Resources Code

Jan 05, 2022
Turrieta v. Lyft, Inc., S271721.

#22-03 Turrieta v. Lyft, Inc., S271721. (B304701; 69 Cal.App.5th 955; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC714153.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. The court limited review to the following issue: Does a plaintiff in a representative

Jan 05, 2022
Quishenberry v. UnitedHealthCare, Inc., S271501.

#22-01 Quishenberry v. UnitedHealthCare, Inc., S271501. (B303451; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC631077.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgments in a civil action. This case presents issues regarding the preemption of claims for negligence, elder abuse, and wrongful

Dec 22, 2021
Haggerty v. Thornton, S271483.

#21-562 Haggerty v. Thornton, S271483. (D078049; 68 Cal.App.5th 1003; San Diego County Superior Court; 37-2019-00028694-PR-TR-CTL.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed an order in a probate proceeding. This case presents the following issue: Can a trust be modified according to the statutory

Dec 01, 2021
X.M. v. Superior Court, S271478.

#21-552 X.M. v. Superior Court, S271478. (E076340; 68 Cal.App.5th 1014; San Bernardino County Superior Court; CIVDS1907602.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal denied a petition for writ of mandate. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Los Angeles Unified School Dist. v.

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