California Court of Appeal - January 2019 Opinion Summaries

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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

Cohen v. TNP 2008 Participating Notes Program, LLC

California Court of Appeal
Attorney's Fees, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Held that an arbitrator did not exceed his authority by denying attorney fees to a party that prevailed in an arbitration, under the particular...
01/29/2019 B266702

Fernandez v. Alexander

California Court of Appeal
Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
Held that a patient could not proceed with her medical malpractice lawsuit against an orthopedic surgeon who had treated her fractured wrist. Affirmed...
01/28/2019 B283949

In re Gadlin

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a defendant's two prior convictions for registrable sex offenses did not render him ineligible for early parole consideration. Granted his...
01/28/2019 B289852

People v. Wright

California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Remanded for resentencing of a man who pleaded guilty to transporting a controlled substance. Held that a sentencing enhancement needed to be stricken...
01/25/2019 D073038

Issa v. Applegate

California Court of Appeal
False Advertising, Elections
Held that a member of the U.S. Congress could not proceed with his lawsuit alleging that a challenger candidate in the 2016 political campaign ran...
01/24/2019 D072375

Ditzian v. Unger

California Court of Appeal
Property Law & Real Estate
Affirmed that property owners had a prescriptive easement allowing them and their invitees (including Airbnb guests) to use a path across their...
01/24/2019 A152946

People v. Martinez

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that, on direct appeal of a murder conviction, the defendant may not rely on recently enacted Senate Bill 1437, which changed the law on what...
01/24/2019 B287255

People v. Servin

California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
This case involved a terminally ill inmate who died while appealing the denial of his request for compassionate release from prison. The opinion...
01/24/2019 G056696

Jensen v. Jensen

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Elder Law
Held that California lacked personal jurisdiction over a resident of Utah who was being sued by her sister in a matter involving their elderly mother....
01/24/2019 B289611