California Court of Appeal - August 2018 Opinion Summaries

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People v. Stevenson

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the convictions of three gang members on multiple counts of first-degree murder and premeditated attempted murder. On appeal, the defendants...
08/03/2018 A143337

Honeycutt v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

California Court of Appeal
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
Held that an arbitration award had to be vacated because the arbitrator failed to disclose a conflict of interest. In this employment-related lawsuit,...
08/02/2018 B281982

Jones v. Sorenson

California Court of Appeal
Labor & Employment Law, Injury & Tort Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Revived a claim that a homeowner was liable for injuries that a gardener's helper suffered by falling from a ladder while trimming a tree. The...
08/02/2018 C084870

Staats v. Vintner's Golf Club, LLC

California Court of Appeal
Sports Law, Injury & Tort Law
Reinstated a claim that a golf club was negligent in failing to protect patrons from yellow jacket wasps. The plaintiff, who was attacked by a swarm...
08/01/2018 A147928

Moen v. Regents of the University of California

California Court of Appeal
Labor & Employment Law, ERISA, Class Actions
Reversed decertification of a class of retired University of California employees who claimed they were denied promised health insurance benefits. The...
08/01/2018 A153386

Restore Hetch Hetchy v. City and County of San Francisco

California Court of Appeal
Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Water Law
Affirmed the dismissal of an environmental group's claim that the California Constitution does not allow the O'Shaughnessy Dam to be used to divert...
08/01/2018 F074107

Nishiki v. Danko Meredith, APC

California Court of Appeal
Labor & Employment Law
Affirmed that a law firm paralegal who was not paid for her unused vacation time within 72 hours of resigning was entitled to waiting-time penalties....
08/01/2018 A147733

People v. Webb

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a defendant's conviction of first-degree murder. On appeal, the defendant argued that CALCRIM No. 548 erroneously instructed the jury that it...
08/01/2018 D073592