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CONLEY v. ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP OF SAN FRANCISCO

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
Church is not immune from defamation suit filed by priest, who accused another priest of child abuse under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act,...
12/29/2000 A087880

GARCETTI v. SUPER. CT.

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Under the Sexually Violent Predators Act, Welf. & Inst. Code, 6600 et seq., a conviction of an attempted lewd or lascivious act upon a child under...
12/29/2000 B141817

GAROFALO v. PRINCESS CRUISES

California Court of Appeal
Admiralty, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
The Death on the High Seas Act, 46 U.S.C. 761 et seq, preempts an employer-s state law claim in a subrogation action to recover from a third party...
12/29/2000 B127126

FRANKLIN v. 7-ELEVEN OWNERS

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Corporation & Enterprise Law
Doctrine of exclusive concurrent jurisdiction justifies injunction on litigation of class action in one state court where similar action in another...
12/29/2000 A085722

7-ELEVEN OWNERS v. SOUTHLAND CORP.

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Corporation & Enterprise Law
Mere failure to complete discovery will not make a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit unfair.
12/29/2000 A083037

SPANISH SPEAKING CITIZENS- v. LOW

California Court of Appeal
Insurance Law
Current regulations on charging car insurance premiums comply with Insurance Code section 1861.02, subdivision (a).
12/29/2000 A084024

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON v. PUC

California Court of Appeal
Public Utilities
A tariff that does not increase rates become effective by operation of law 40 days after filing pursuant to Public Utilities Code section 455 and the...
12/29/2000 B137693

TOMASSI v. SCARFF

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
Since an insurer of defendant in wrongful death lawsuit is not an "aggrieved party" under Code of Civil Procedure section 663, it lacks standing to...
12/28/2000 H019019

IN RE: MARRIAGE OF ASKMO

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Family Law
A trial court may grant a respondent-s request for spousal support and attorneys' fees in a divorce proceeding, under Family Code section 3600, even...
12/28/2000 B133807

SILVA v. UNION PACIFIC RR CO.

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Evidence, Injury & Tort Law
Trial court may not rule on railroad's duty to fence off its tracks in a motion in limine, but only when it has a clear factual or evidentiary basis...
12/28/2000 A088552