California Court of Appeal - February 2019 Opinion Summaries

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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

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

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

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. 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

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

Hardie v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC

California Court of Appeal
Attorney's Fees, Property Law & Real Estate
Held that an attorney fee award is permitted when a borrower obtains a temporary restraining order enjoining a non-judicial foreclosure sale. However,...
02/27/2019 F075858

MDQ, LLC v. Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley and Jennett LLP

California Court of Appeal
Commercial Law, Entertainment Law
In an interpleader action, addressed a dispute among parties connected to the production of a Tony-award winning Broadway musical. Held that a...
02/27/2019 B283025