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People v. Kelly

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Following a remand wherein the trial court conducted a hearing to allow the prosecutor to state her reasons for exercising contested peremptory...
04/30/2008 E042607

Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc. v. Gore

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, False Advertising, Injury & Tort Law, Media Law, Product Liability, Remedies
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In a manufacturer's action for defamation, trade libel, false advertising, and unfair business practices, arising after defendant-attorney published a...
04/30/2008 H030444

Blickman Turkus, LP v. MF Downtown Sunnyvale, LLC.

California Court of Appeal
Attorney's Fees, Commercial Law, Contracts, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Property Law & Real Estate
(Industry: Project Finance)

In a case primarily addressing whether a realtor who represented the lessee in a complex commercial lease transaction had a duty to inform the lessor,...
04/30/2008 H029980

Kaplan v. Mamelak

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Professional Malpractice
In an action involving claims of medical malpractice and battery against defendant-neurosurgeon, judgment for defendant is reversed and remanded where...
04/29/2008 B191118

Tan v. Arnel Mgmt. Co.

California Court of Appeal
Injury & Tort Law, Landlord Tenant Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a suit brought against a management company and property owners after plaintiff was shot in an ungated portion of the common area in his apartment...
04/29/2008 B197706

Bay Area Cellular Tel. Co. v. City of Union City

California Court of Appeal
Constitutional Law, Public Utilities, Tax Law
(Industry: Services)

A fee imposed on telephone lines by a city to fund its 911 emergency communication is a "special tax" which must be approved by two-thirds of the...
04/29/2008 A114956

Roman v. Liberty Univ., Inc.

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Education Law, Injury & Tort Law, Sports Law
In a personal injury action, an order granting defendants' motion to quash service of summons for lack of personal jurisdiction, as well as on the...
04/29/2008 E042838

Everett v. State Farm Gen. Ins. Co.

California Court of Appeal
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Remedies
In a coverage dispute against an insurer alleging, inter alia, breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, promissory fraud, fraudulent...
04/29/2008 E041807

Wang v. Valverde

California Court of Appeal
Administrative Law, Transportation
Grant of a petition for writ of administrative mandate compelling the DMV to set aside its revocation of plaintiff's class C, noncommercial driver's...
04/29/2008 B197743

Woods v. Union Pac. R.R. Co.

California Court of Appeal
Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation
In a negligence action filed under the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) and the Federal Safety Appliance Act (SAA), grant of a directed verdict...
04/28/2008 B186044
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