California Court of Appeal - January 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Guardianship of C.E.

California Court of Appeal
Juvenile Law
Reversed the denial of a woman's request to substitute herself as guardian of her nephew. The court prejudiced her by failing to consolidate the...
01/31/2019 H045427

Dondlinger v. Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District

California Court of Appeal
Tax Law
Held that a taxpayer could not proceed with a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a voter-approved special property tax imposed by Los Angeles County....
01/31/2019 B284932

People v. Hull

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction of assault with a deadly weapon. Held that the prosecution was not required to grant use immunity to a prosecution witness who...
01/31/2019 C079134

In re marriage of Perow and Uzelac

California Court of Appeal
Sanctions, Attorney's Fees, Family Law
Affirmed an award of sanctions in the form of attorney fees in a marital dissolution proceeding. Addressed a procedural issue related to bringing a...
01/31/2019 B283457

DFS Group, L.P. v. County of San Mateo

California Court of Appeal
Tax Law
Held that a county tax assessor incorrectly determined the value, for property tax purposes, of a concessionaire's lease at San Francisco...
01/31/2019 A150162

In re N.O.

California Court of Appeal
Juvenile Law
Affirmed an order terminating a child welfare agency's jurisdiction over a teenager whose mother had been arrested for smuggling marijuana from Mexico...
01/30/2019 D074064

Trolan v. Trolan

California Court of Appeal
Probate, Trusts & Estates
Addressed a dispute between six siblings over the interpretation of a family trust created by their parents, in a case where five of them sought one...
01/30/2019 H044213

Berkeley Hills Watershed Coalition v. City of Berkeley

California Court of Appeal
Environmental Law, Construction
Held that a neighborhood organization could not stop the construction of three new single-family homes in a certain location, despite alleged...
01/30/2019 A153942

People v. Atkins

California Court of Appeal
Education Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed a skateboarder's conviction of attempting to deter and resisting an executive officer in the performance of his duties. Held that the jury...
01/30/2019 H044999

Vasquez v. San Miguel Produce, Inc.

California Court of Appeal
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
Held that temporary workers assigned to pack produce for a produce company must arbitrate their claims alleging labor law violations, because their...
01/30/2019 B287696