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California Court of Appeal - February 2019 Opinion Summaries


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Laker v. Board of Trustees of the California State University

California Court of Appeal
Civil Procedure, Education Law
Held that a university had made a sufficient showing on its anti-SLAPP motion. The motion sought to strike a professor's claim that he was defamed in...
02/28/2019 H044836

People v. Alvarez

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a man's conviction of second-degree murder for causing a fatal motor vehicle accident by running a red light while under the influence of...
02/28/2019 D074457

Martinez v. O'Hara

California Court of Appeal
Ethics & Disciplinary Code, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Held that an attorney committed misconduct by manifesting gender bias. Reported him to the State Bar. The attorney had filed a notice of appeal that...
02/28/2019 G054840

People v. Dimacali

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident (hit-and-run) was not subject to disposition by civil compromise.
02/28/2019 D074680

In re L.W.

California Court of Appeal
Juvenile Law
Held that the juvenile court correctly asserted jurisdiction over a mother and her 13-year-old daughter based on the mother's admitted use of cocaine...
02/28/2019 B290992

People v. Orozco

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the admission of a defendant's murder confession, ruling on several issues bearing on its admissibility. He confessed to a person he was...
02/28/2019 B288942

People v. Matthews

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a murder conviction, holding that a mistake pertaining to a superfluous element of a jury instruction did not constitute instructional error.
02/28/2019 B286202

People v. Chamizo

California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Dismissed the sentencing appeal of a man who pleaded no contest to transporting cocaine. Held that a recent statutory amendment related to sentencing...
02/27/2019 C086712

Moorer v. Noble L.A. Events Inc.

California Court of Appeal
Labor & Employment Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a security guard's wage-hour action because he was unwilling to share the penalties to be awarded under the Private Attorney...
02/27/2019 B282631

People v. Brown

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a defendant's felony conviction for receiving stolen property worth more than $950 must be reduced to a misdemeanor. The People should not...
02/27/2019 A153191
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