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PEOPLE v. BRACAMONTE

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
The trial court erred in (1) failing to stay a four-year term for defendants' robbery convictions, and (2) in its disposition of the firearm discharge...
02/27/2003 B151466

GATES v. DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

California Court of Appeal
Constitutional Law, Entertainment Law, Injury & Tort Law, Media Law
Because Briscoe v. Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (1971) 4 Cal.3d 529, is no longer the law when dealing with the tension between the right of...
02/27/2003 D039399

IN RE JOSUE G.

California Court of Appeal
Family Law, Juvenile Law
Because there is insufficient evidence to support the juvenile court's finding that a child is not adoptable, the order of the juvenile court...
02/27/2003 B158488

SANTA CLARITA ORG. FOR PLANNING THE ENV'T. v. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

California Court of Appeal
Environmental Law
An environmental impact report (EIR) for a housing development must contain a thorough analysis that reasonably informs the reader of the amount of...
02/27/2003 B155552

PEOPLE v. WILLIAMS

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
The Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000 (Proposition 36) applies to defendants whose probation is revoked after the effective date of the...
02/27/2003 A096823

NOBEL FARMS, INC. v. PASERO

California Court of Appeal
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Legal Malpractice
A non-resident attorney defendant practicing in Mexico consented to jurisdiction in California via his earlier California action against plaintiff for...
02/26/2003 D039814

GAVIN W. v. YMCA OF METROPOLITAN LOS ANGELES

California Court of Appeal
Family Law, Injury & Tort Law, Juvenile Law
A release of claims that purports to exculpate a child care provider from its own negligence is void as against public policy under Tunkl v. Regents...
02/26/2003 B152821

PARNELL v. ADVENTIST HEALTH SYSTEM/WEST

California Court of Appeal
Health Law, Insurance Law
A hospital that has received full payment for services under the terms of its contract with a medical insurance provider is not entitled to file a...
02/25/2003 F038004

PEOPLE v. KARAPETYAN

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
The trial court committed reversible error by excusing a juror who had been deliberating fully and completely for more than five days and indicated...
02/25/2003 B153751

IN RE SERGIO R.

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure, Juvenile Law, Securities Law
The juvenile court has discretion to grant deferred entry of judgment to an eligible minor, and a "no contact" provision of probation is upheld where...
02/25/2003 A097287
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