California Supreme Court Watch

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

May 12, 2021
Allied Premier Insurance v. United Financial Casualty Co., S267746.

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 for the Ninth Circuit. The question presented is: Does a commercial automobile insurance policy continue in full force and effect under the Motor Carriers of Property Permit Act (Veh. Code, § 34600 et seq.) until the insurer cancels the corresponding Certificate of Insurance on file with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, regardless of the insurance policy’s stated expiration date? (See Transamerica v. Tab Transportation (1995) 12 Cal.4th 389.)

Apr 28, 2021
Pulliam v. HNL Automotive, S267576.

#21-205 Pulliam v. HNL Automotive, S267576. (B293435; 60 Cal.App.5th 396; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC633169.) This case presents the following issue: Does the word “recovery” as used in the Holder Rule (16 C.F.R. § 433.2) include attorney fees?

Apr 21, 2021
Tansavatdi v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, S267453.

#21-185 Tansavatdi v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes, S267453. (B293670; 60 Cal.App.5th 423; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC633651.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment in a civil action. This case includes the following

Mar 17, 2021
Prang v. Amen, S266590.

#21-130 Prang v. Amen, S266590. (B298794; 58 Cal.App.5th 246; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BS173698.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Does the term “stock” in Revenue and Taxation Code

Mar 17, 2021
Davis v. Fresno Unified School Dist., S266344.

#21-128 Davis v. Fresno Unified School Dist., S266344. (F079811; 57 Cal.App.5th 911; Fresno County Superior Court; 12CECG03718.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. The court limited review to the following issue: Is a lease-leaseback arrangement in

Feb 24, 2021
Brennon B. v. Superior Court, S266254.

#21-87 Brennon B. v. Superior Court, S266254. (A157026; 57 Cal.App.5th 367; Contra Costa County Superior Court; MSC1601005.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal denied a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following issues: (1) Is a public school district

Feb 10, 2021
Sheen v. FCI Lender Services, Inc., S266017.

#21-70 Sheen v. FCI Lender Services, Inc., S266017. (B297640; nonpublished opinion; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC631510.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. The court ordered briefing deferred pending decision in Sheen v. Wells Fargo Bank,

Feb 10, 2021
Niedermeier v. FCA US LLC, S266034.

#21-50 Niedermeier v. FCA US LLC, S266034. (B293960; 56 Cal.App.5th 1052; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC638010.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal modified and affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Does the statutory restitution

Feb 10, 2021
Lawson v. PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc., S266001.

#21-49 Lawson v. PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc., S266001. (9th Cir No. 19-55802; 982 F.3d 752; Central District of California No. 8:18-cv-00705-AG-JPR.) 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

Feb 10, 2021
Hoffmann v. Young, S266003.

#21-48 Hoffmann v. Young, S266003. (B292539; 56 Cal.App.5th 1021; San Luis Obispo County Superior Court; 16CVP0060.) 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 issue: Can an

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