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Westrec Marina Mgmt., Inc. v. Arrowood Indem. Co.

California Court of Appeal
Civil Rights, Contracts, Corp. Governance, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a coverage dispute arising from plaintiff-insured's failure to timely report claims as required under its insurance policies, judgment denying...
06/16/2008 B195047

Guerrero v. Rodan Termite Control, Inc.

California Court of Appeal
Construction, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Evidence, Injury & Tort Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Remedies
In an action arising out of a plaintiff's claims against multiple defendants for defects in a newly purchased home, an award of all costs to plaintiff...
06/16/2008 A118355

People v. Rish

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Health Law, Sentencing
An order recommitting defendant to the California Department of Mental Health for treatment as a mentally disordered offender is affirmed where: 1)...
06/16/2008 B198727

Tracfone Wireless, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Communications Law, Government Law, Tax Law
(Industry: Services)

In an action arising after a county-defendant refused a phone company's request for a refund of use taxes paid on services which were allegedly tax...
06/16/2008 B199521

Lange v. Schilling

California Court of Appeal
Attorney's Fees, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Property Law & Real Estate, Remedies
A standard California residential purchase agreement bars an attorney's fees award for a party who commences litigation without first attempting to...
06/16/2008 C055471

People v. Torres

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Correcting an unauthorized portion of a defendant's sentence does not mandate the imposition of a higher sentence even if correction was required to...
06/16/2008 F053132

Roberts v. Assurance Co. of Am.

California Court of Appeal
Construction, Contracts, Evidence, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In a coverage dispute involving a construction insurance policy wherein plaintiffs asserted contract and tort claims against their homeowner insurance...
06/16/2008 G038749

In re Red Light Photo Enforcement Cases

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Contracts, Transportation
In a consolidated appeal addressing legal challenges and claims pertaining to Vehicle Code section 21455.5, which authorizes municipalities to enforce...
06/13/2008 D048882

Paterno v. Superior Court (Ampersand Publishing)

California Court of Appeal
Constitutional Law, Evidence, Injury & Tort Law, Media Law
In the context of defamation actions subject to the constitutional malice standard, when a plaintiff fails to demonstrate that allegedly defamatory...
06/13/2008 G038555

Estate of Bennett

California Court of Appeal
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Evidence
A probate court order is reversed where it committed reversible error by denying a request for an evidentiary hearing on petitioners' motion to set...
06/13/2008 G038208