California Court of Appeal - February 2019 Opinion Summaries

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People v. Escarcega

California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction and sentence for reckless driving, in a case where the defendant's dangerous maneuver caused a head-on collision.
02/20/2019 B284215

In re Ramirez

California Court of Appeal
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that an inmate was entitled to have his felony-murder special circumstance vacated based on California Supreme Court authorities decided after...
02/20/2019 F075897

People v. Bueno

California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Remanded for resentencing in a case of gross vehicular manslaughter, on the ground that the defendant never waived her right to have her sentence...
02/19/2019 F074946

People v. Rocha

California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Remanded a murder case with instructions to hold a hearing to consider whether to strike firearm and other sentencing enhancements in light of recent...
02/19/2019 B290779

Sturm v. Moyer

California Court of Appeal
Bankruptcy Law, Debt Collection, Family Law
In a case where a creditor sought to collect a judgment, held that California's Uniform Voidable Transactions Act may apply to a fraudulent agreement...
02/15/2019 B284553

Fierro v. Landry's Restaurant Inc.

California Court of Appeal
Class Actions, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
Held that the trial court erred in dismissing a proposed wage-hour class action on statute of limitations grounds. The issue involved the so-called...
02/15/2019 D071904

People v. Jones

California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that Senate Bill No. 1393 (effective January 1, 2019) applies retroactively. However, there was no possibility here that the trial court would...
02/15/2019 C078623

People v. L.R.

California Court of Appeal
Juvenile Law
Affirmed a juvenile court order that commits a minor to juvenile hall until age 21 but provides for an earlier release if and when he successfully...
02/15/2019 A154437

Mijares v. Orange County Employees Retirement System

California Court of Appeal
Labor & Employment Law, Education Law
Held that the Orange County Department of Education must pay several million dollars in additional contributions to fund employees' promised pension...
02/15/2019 G055439

Korman v. Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd.

California Court of Appeal
Admiralty, Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a cruise ship passenger's personal injury complaint against a cruise line company. Held that forum non conveniens applied...
02/14/2019 B290681