California Court of Appeal - February 2009 Opinion Summaries

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Scott v. Superior Court of Sacramento County

California Court of Appeal
Family Law
In a custody action, trial court's grant of third party non-parent's petition for joinder to the plaintiff's Uniform Parentage Act action is reversed...
02/25/2009 C059686

People v. Hayes

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for possessing/carrying a "sharp instrument" upon his person while confined in a penal institution is reversed for prejudicial...
02/25/2009 C057345

People v. Medina

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Recommitment order for an indefinite term under the Sexually Violent Predator Act (SVPA) is affirmed where: 1) defendant's constitutional challenge...
02/25/2009 A120517

Kwikset Corp. v. Superior Court of Orange County

California Court of Appeal
Consumer Protection Law
In an action involving consumer challenges to plaintiff's business practices, trial court order overruling plaintiffs' demurrer to the second amended...
02/25/2009 G040675

Anschutz Entm't Group v. Snepp

California Court of Appeal
Remedies, Constitutional Law, Injury & Tort Law, Media Law
In a slander action stemming from a news report, trial court's denial of defendant's first special motion to strike is affirmed and denial of second...
02/25/2009 B206789

Taylor v. Elliott Turbomachinery Co. Inc.

California Court of Appeal
Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In a products liability action involving damages for asbestos exposure, grant of defendant's motion for summary judgment is affirmed where California...
02/25/2009 A116816

Sutter Health Uninsured Pricing Cases

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Health Law, Insurance Law
In a class action against a hospital system alleging that it improperly denied plaintiffs discounts it granted insured patients, trial court's denial...
02/24/2009 C054983

Brown v. Ransweiler

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
In a negligence and assault and battery action where plaintiff was injured by a ricochet in a police shooting, trial court's grant of defendant's...
02/24/2009 D051983

People v. Richardson

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction for residential burglary, kidnapping and making criminal threats is affirmed where a request for a new trial based on a defendant's claim...
02/24/2009 C055688

Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Serv. v. Patrick E.

California Court of Appeal
Family Law, Juvenile Law
In a dependency case, juvenile court's disposition order is affirmed where the record does not support defendant's contentions that the trial court...
02/23/2009 B207752
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