California Court of Appeal - August 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Martinez v. Landry's Restaurants, Inc.

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a wage-hour lawsuit because the plaintiff-employees failed to bring the case to trial within five years, as extended. The...
08/28/2018 B278513

People v. Bilbrey

California Court of Appeal
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed that prosecutors violated a defendant's right to a speedy trial. After the defendant petitioned for habeas relief and the trial court ordered...
08/27/2018 A150273

People v. Aguayo

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the convictions of a defendant who assaulted her elderly father. The defendant argued that the court must vacate one of her convictions...
08/24/2018 D073304

Branches Neighborhood Corp. v. CalAtlantic Group, Inc.

California Court of Appeal
Construction, Property Law & Real Estate, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Upheld an arbitrator's decision in favor of a builder in a dispute with a community association over alleged defects in construction. The association,...
08/24/2018 G055201

People v. Reardon

California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction for resisting an executive officer. The defendant argued that the officer's use of excessive force negated an essential element...
08/24/2018 C083482

Sander v. State Bar of California

California Court of Appeal
Media Law, Government Law
Held that the State Bar of California did not have to disclose information from its database. For social science research purposes, the petitioners...
08/23/2018 A150061

Center for Community Action v. City of Moreno Valley

California Court of Appeal
Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Reversed. The California Fourth Appellate District directed the trial court to grant plaintiff’s petitions and to issue a writ directing defendant to...
08/23/2018 D073451

Fuentes v TMCSF, Inc.

California Court of Appeal
Contracts, Debt Collection, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Affirmed. Plaintiff entered into a written agreement to purchase a motorcycle at the same time he entered into an agreement with a bank to finance the...
08/23/2018 E066242

Williams v The Pep Boys

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Remedies
Reversed in part and remanded. Plaintiffs, the surviving children of decedent J.D. Williams who died of mesothelioma allegedly caused by exposure to...
08/23/2018 A146060

Citizens Coalition Los Angeles v. City of Los Angeles (Target Corp.)

California Court of Appeal
Property Law & Real Estate, Government Law, Environmental Law
Affirmed the denial of mandamus relief to a citizens groups challenging a Los Angeles zoning-related ordinance. The ordinance amended the city's...
08/23/2018 B283480