California Court of Appeal - October 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Garcia v. Border Transportation Group, LLC

California Court of Appeal
Labor & Employment Law
Held that a driver who worked for a taxi service was not necessarily an independent contractor. Reversed the entry of summary judgment against his...
10/22/2018 D072521

People v. Henson

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that the People did not need the court's permission to file a unitary information covering the charges in two separate cases following separate...
10/19/2018 F075101

Barri v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board

California Court of Appeal
Workers' Compensation, Labor & Employment Law
Upheld the constitutionality of newly enacted workers' compensation anti-fraud legislation (California Labor Code sections 4615 and 139.21). Denied a...
10/19/2018 G054838

Sandoval v. Qualcomm Inc.

California Court of Appeal
Injury & Tort Law
Upheld a finding that a large company was liable for the electrocution injuries suffered by an employee of a subcontractor who was working at a...
10/19/2018 D070431

A.G. v. County of Los Angeles

California Court of Appeal
Injury & Tort Law, Juvenile Law
Held that a child had legal standing to bring a wrongful death suit over the death of the man that raised him, even though it was not his biological...
10/18/2018 B282023

In re G.B.

California Court of Appeal
Juvenile Law
Vacated and remanded a juvenile court order in a dependency proceeding involving a child whose father allegedly coached her to lie about her mother's...
10/18/2018 B284833

People v. Superior Court (Dominguez)

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that the trial court erred in compelling the People to produce certain materials related to DNA testing in a criminal action. The defendant...
10/17/2018 D073943

People v. Valdez

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the defendant's conviction for spitting in the face of a sheriff's deputy as deputies were returning him to the lockup from a courtroom,...
10/17/2018 B281975

Orange Catholic Foundation v. Arvizu

California Court of Appeal
Tax-exempt Organizations, Probate, Trusts & Estates
Affirmed the denial of a Roman Catholic Diocese's petition to remove an individual from her position as trustee of an individual's trust and for...
10/17/2018 G055189

People ex rel. City of Commerce v. Argumedo

California Court of Appeal
Elections
Affirmed the rejection of a city's claim that a city council member should be ousted from his seat, unpersuaded by the city's contention that the...
10/17/2018 B280814