California Court of Appeal - July 2018 Opinion Summaries

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CA Water Impact Network v. Co. of San Luis Obispo

California Court of Appeal
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Water Law
Affirmed the trial court's ruling that CEQA did not apply in a case where the plaintiff challenged the county's issuance of water well permits as...
07/27/2018 B283846

LandWatch San Luis Obispo Co. v. Cambria Comm. Serv. Dist.

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Judgement Enforcement, Water Law
Affirmed and published a previously unpublished opinion in which a non-profit organization petitioned for a writ against a public agency and elected...
07/27/2018 B281823

People v. Quarles

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the defendant's conviction arising out of a physical altercation with his elderly parents. On appeal, the defendant challenged the trial...
07/26/2018 A152282

People v. Johnson

California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed two men's murder convictions for what prosecutors said was a killing directed by a drug kingpin. The defendants appealed their convictions on...
07/26/2018 D071011

National Conference of Black Mayors v. Chico Community Publishing, Inc.

California Court of Appeal
Attorney's Fees, Media Law, Government Law
Affirmed an order denying attorney's fees to a newspaper that had been forced to litigate over its request for public records. The newspaper argued...
07/25/2018 C083956

Tripplett v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Bd.

California Court of Appeal
Sports Law, Workers' Compensation
Affirmed the denial of a former professional football player's claim for workers' compensation benefits as former defensive tackle, Larry Tripplett,...
07/24/2018 G054825

People v. Morales

California Court of Appeal
Immigration Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed the denial of an immigrant's motion to vacate his conviction of a 2002 drug offense. The immigrant sought relief under California Penal Code...
07/24/2018 A152530

Jackson v. Superior Court (the People)

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a criminal defendant was not entitled to a mandamus writ compelling the superior court to grant the motion to dismiss his indictment. The...
07/24/2018 A153818

Fluidmaster v. Fireman's Fund Ins. Co.

California Court of Appeal
Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Reversed an order disqualifying a law firm from an insurance coverage case based on a newly hired associate's conflict of interest. While the...
07/24/2018 G055469

People v. Yates

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed a conviction under California's Sexually Violent Predators Act because the trial court had allowed hearsay evidence to be presented to the...
07/23/2018 B279863